I had the privilege of being invited by Reflex Press to be a reader for their Autumn International Flash Fiction Competition. I hugely admire them as a publisher of, 'long, short and very short fiction,' and have been fortunate enough to have had work published with them previously. What I gleaned from the many entries … Continue reading Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals and Magazines
My flash fiction, Holding on to Life, has been published with Spillwords Press... HOLDING ON TO LIFE written by: FC Malby @fcmalby I imagined him to be tall and dark, my twin brother, when she told me; similar personality, more confidence. Ma told me she’d bled heavily when she carried me, thought she’d lost me, … Continue reading Holding on to Life, FC Malby, Spillwords Press
Don’t walk home alone, not at this time of night, my friends say, waving at me from a table of empty cocktail glasses, flapping like a gaggle of geese. I’ll be fine, I say, I’ll text you when I’m home. Are you sure? they ask, but it’s more a way of allaying their own fears. Yes, I’ll be fine. I walk out of the bar, keys in hand, each one pushed between my fingers — a miniature Edward Scissorhands — EarPods in, mobile phone clutched in the other hand. I wore flats, because that’s what you do when you might need to run. It’s normal, except that it’s not. Normal is wearing what you like, not thinking about when you might need to run or who you would need to call, it’s not turning the music down in case there’s a Come over here, Love. Oi. You. I’m talking to you.
Ellipsis Zine is an online and print literary magazine for beautifully written fiction & creative nonfiction. How and why did you begin Ellipsis Zine, and how long has it been running? I set up Ellipsis Zine in June 2017 and initially wanted to create an online space for flash fiction I liked to read. I … Continue reading Interview with EllipsisZine Editor, Steve Campbell
I'm thrilled to share the news that my story, I Wonder about the Gun, has won HIGHLY COMMENDED in The Short Story microfiction competition by TSS Publishing, home to the Cambridge Short Story Prize. Squeals of delight this end. I discovered when I received congratulations from fellow authors on Twitter. The story hasn't been published on the site … Continue reading Short Story Highly Commended in TSS Publishing Competition