My flash fiction story, I Wonder about the Gun, has won highly commended by judge Barbara Lovric at The Short Story micro fiction competition.


Have a look around, browse books, anthologies and stand alone short stories and read some recently published short stories. Feel free to ask questions, get in touch, and leave comments on the blog. You can also sign up to the newsletter and follow on social media.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


“The stories will resonate with you long after finishing” Avril Joy, Costa Short Story Award winner

“F.C. Malby is one of those writers who makes you sit up and pay attention. She’s a natural storyteller” Dan Coxon, fiction editor, Litro Magazine

“Malby’s writing is restrained, understated and elegant” Maureen Scott, CEO, Ether Books

“Deeply moving and attuned to the subtleties of human relationships” Ashley Stokes, editorial director, Unthank Books


PRAISE FOR TAKE ME TO THE CASTLE (Winner of The People’s Book Awards)

“Recommended as the novel for the coming year”

“Malby masterfully draws you deep in to their world and their lives, slowly peeling layers off to reveal a masterpiece”

“A wonderfully addictive book with beautiful characterisation and imagery”

“Elaborate interweaving of historical events with personal stories”

“Malby navigates these difficult waters with ease. Brilliantly done”

“Great insight into the human condition and subtlety shown in her writing”

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close