A very Happy Easter to you all! One of my stories has been longlisted in the Reflex Press Quarterly international flash competition, Spring 2021.
“We received 720 entries from 39 different countries. We’ve compiled a longlist of fifty stories. Congratulations to everyone who made the longlist!” Reflex Press.
They have also asked me to be a reader for their next competition, which is a great honour. I shall relish the chance to read lots of wonderful flash fiction towards the end of summer/early autumn.
In other news, You Can Still Smell the Ashes, has just been published in Orange Blush Zine, April 2021, and my poem, Cheap Cider, is now published on the the podcast, March 2021.
Listen and enjoy
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 but you can read it by signing up to the mailing list.
Below is the Judge’s Report:
In other news, there is a fabulous new Literary Magazine, Barren Magazine, which has just published it’s third issue. The stories are deep, rich, often painful. In Vain, by Aaron Housholder, Editor’s pic in Essays, is one of the single most powerful stories I have ever read.