Haiku in BLITHE SPIRIT

Very exciting news: in Blithe Spirit 28.4, I've had not one but two poems published! Blithe Spirit is the journal of the British Haiku Society, and its always jam packed with gorgeous features, essays, reviews and of course poems. I'm very grateful to the editors for selecting two of my haiku for this issue - happy reading everybody!

Publication in Story Cities Anthology

Yippie, some fiction news! I am super excited to say that my flash fiction Not Every Train has been accepted for publication in the Story Cities anthology. The anthology is a collaboration between Greenwich University and Arachne Press, here's what the lovely publishers have to say about it: Story Cities explore ways in which stories respond to, reflect and re-imagine [...]

Haiku in WILD anthology

Some more lovely poetry news! I'm very pleased to have had a poem publishing in Wild: The British Haiku Society Anthology 2018! It's an annual collection that comes out every year from the British Haiku Society, and it's full of really gorgeous poems. I really thoroughly recommend it as a read, and you can pick up a copy for £4 [...]

Kingston University Masterclass talk

Yesterday evening, I had a fantastic time giving a talk at Kingston University as part of the MA Publishing and Creative Writing Masterclass series. The students were all so clued up and asked really great, insightful questions. The talk focussed on neoliberalism, the ecosystem of reading and permaculture publishing. I had so much fun 'booking [...]

Lecture at City University

I had the most marvellous time yesterday speaking at City University on the MA Publishing programme. We discussed the cold war between self-publishing and traditional publishing, and the effects that's had on the industry. Fascinating stuff! It's the second year in a row I've been a guest lecturer at City on this course, and it [...]

First haiku publication!

It's a very exciting day today: my copy of this quarter's British Haiku Society journal Blithe Spirit just arrived, and it contains my first official haiku publication! There are three poems by me on page 54, and it feels like a huge achievement even though they're so few words each - but that is the [...]

‘How to end a story’ on Reedsy

A couple of months ago, I joined the amazing publishing services agency Reedsy as an editor. Since then, I've got to work on some amazing books - and I just got quoted on the importance of the metaphorical Chekhov's gun in finishing your stories! There's lots of really great advice throughout the article from other [...]

A new chapter at the UEA

It's official! I'm leaving Endeavour Media to go and do an MA in Creative Writing at the UEA! I am so, so excited for this next step, and am really grateful to UEA for offering me a place on this amazing course. I'm handing over the Endeavour reins to the marvellous James Faktor, who will keep all [...]

Hello to haiku

I'm steeling my nerves a bit here because I don't normally share my poetry, but over the past few weeks I've set up a little poetry social media presence under the name Haikurkbride. Not everything I do is strictly, fashionably, or technically a haiku, but it is all micropoetry at least! You can find me on: [...]

French translation of Boost

The translations keep on coming thick and fast, but this one is particularly exciting because it is in a language I've never had a book translated into before: French! The publisher DUNOD has done an amazing job on designing this beautiful edition, titled Boost - Faites décoller votre confiance en vous, and have even made some super [...]

‘Proscenium’ is here!

It's been a really busy week, and I've only just had time to post about the fact that Proscenium was published in Fictive Dreamon Thursday. I've been really touched and pleased by its reception so far - the lovely Sophie G. on Twitter said it "totally nails beautiful/sad" - which really made my day! As [...]