Publications

Ignorance of Chemistry

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Nearly forgot to mention that this little tale (a former Eurofiction round winner, no less) is now up at Every Day Fiction. And some very interesting news arrived yesterday, but I can’t reveal it quite yet. More later on in the month …

Anthologies

Dancing with Delsie and other poems

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Just got my copy of this today from the nice people at Leaf Books. The poems inside are the winner, runner-up and all the commended entries from the most recent Leaf poetry competition – including my piece “Pants Outside Trousers, Big Letter H on T Shirt, Here to Save the World”. There are 27 poems […]

Competitions

Old Magic in a New Age

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Funny thing. Last night as I was blogging about Every Day Poets, I was wondering what had happened to all the short stories that I’d submitted to competitions recently. (Actually, I know full well what happened to the ones that I entered for the Fish and for Bristol. Bugger all is what happened.) But then out of […]

Acceptances

Back at Every Day Poets

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A couple of weeks or so ago, I received a rejection from Every Day Poets. For once, this didn’t really bother me, because I was in two minds about the piece in question, and it did at least establish that they don’t accept just anything you chuck at them. So I was even happier today […]

Competitions

Diversity House (Excel for Charity) Poetry Competition (again)

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… and I’ve now had the e-mail confirming that “In Giza” will indeed be in the anthology. Even better, I get a free copy. So, rather extraordinarily, I think that brings this year’s anthology total to at least nine (six – six! – poetry, three fiction), with one more currently under consideration. This compares with […]

Competitions

Diversity House (Excel for Charity) Poetry Competition

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I’ve just found out that my rather minimalist poem “In Giza” was shortlisted in this competition. I was about to add that it would therefore be included in the associated anthology, until I saw the note from the publisher that says that the final selection may be slightly different. So watch this space …

Competitions

Whittaker Prize at the Halfway Stage

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Gosh, is it that long since I last blogged? Hmmm. Real life is obviously taking up far too much of my time. However, I have – just about – managed to keep up with the schedule for both sections of the Whittaker Prize which, given that we’re at the end of the first week of […]