Publications

The Birdman of Farringdon Road

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After reading this post at the Digital Fiction Show, I was afraid that there wouldn’t be any copies of Litro 84 left by the time I got into London today. But I guess it takes a little while to shift 100000 copies, and there were indeed a few left in Foyles in Tottenham Court Road. […]

Competitions

Sometimes You Just Can’t Resist

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So, right now I should be polishing my entries for the competitions that are closing at the end of the month (yeah, I know I’m late – tell me something new), and I should also be writing my entries for Round Two of the Whittaker Prize (especially after my rather surprising showing in both categories […]

Interviews

Please Tell Me I Don’t Sound Like a Git

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Another milestone here: my first ever interview as a writer. So many thanks to Adrian Graham of the very wonderful Digital Fiction Show (always worth a read, BTW) for giving me the opportunity to spout on about my craft. Quite a strange exercise – I ‘m sure I found out a few things that I […]

Things I like

Read and Learn

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Great advice in this blog post from recent Fish runner-up Vanessa Gebbie, who (I need hardly point out) has a trophy cabinet of similar proportions to Manchester United.

Performances

LB Writers Open Mic Evening

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Well, that was a lot of fun. Last night, I went to my first-ever open mic evening at Leighton Buzzard Writers. The house was packed, and a great time was had by all. We were limited to three-minute slots, so I went for “Canine Mathematics”, which is probably the nearest thing I have to a […]

Acceptances

Every Day Fiction Yet Again

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Two more e-mails from EDF: the first to tell me that they have accepted “Ignorance of Chemistry” and the second to tell me that I have now acquired “Preferred Author Status”. Gosh. No-one’s ever preferred my writing before, so I feel deeply honoured. Did I say that I really like EDF? I think I did a […]

Performances

More Dates for “What Stirs the Spring”

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Just realised that I haven’t posted the dates of all the performances of “What Stirs the Spring” (featuring “After Michelangelo”). They are as follows: March 30th – 31st, 7.30 PM, at The Calder Bookshop Theatre in the Cut, SE1 April 1st – 3rd, 8 PM, at The Drill Hall April 13th, 7.30 PM, at The Old Red […]

Acceptances

Every Day Fiction again

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So that makes it four hits out of four submissions to EDF, this time for “Opening the Box”. This is the only story I’ve ever written (and, to be honest, probably the only story that I’m ever going to write, either) from the viewpoint of a cat. Although it is a very special – if somewhat […]