This news is a little publishing nerd moment for me: basically I love creative-critical writing. So, this piece is actually a two-part creative-critical piece - a story, and an essay, which have a symbiotic relationship. In an awesome publishing collaboration, the essay half has been published in vol.31.2 of the journal LOGOS - while the
I’m delighted to be running a Writing-Life Balance session for Byte the Book on Monday 13th July, 2-3pm. If you’re struggling to find balance, prioritise your creativity, or looking for support, this is the webinar for you! Book your free place here (members only).
It feels strange to have international news during lockdown - but Believe in Yourself has been translated into Slovenian! Verjemi Vase is published by Darilna Knjiga and is available here. Huge love to everyone reading in Slovenian!
Sending big love to everyone and I hope you're all staying safe and well in these unsettling times. From the midst of Norfolk lockdown, I've had some pleasant poetry-related news: I was a runner up in the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2021 competition, so one of my haiku will be in next year's calendar! They're
I don't often shout about this, but alongside my writing, I also take on freelance editing projects and writing/publishing consultation sessions. This week I've re-opened the doors to new projects - and I want to work with YOU! Already, I am fully booked until 1st June, but if you need help with your latest manuscript,
As anyone who writes short stories will know, getting a publication is hard - but getting a story re-published is even harder! That's why I'm really thrilled that 'The Cloud Loom' has been selected for publication in The Fairlight Book of Short Stories: Volume 1! This new anthology comes from fab indie publisher Fairlight Books,
It’s heeeeere! Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books is out now, edited by Alison Baverstock, Richard Bradford and Madelena Gonzalez, and published by Routledge - turn to page 237 for my paper on publishing and neoliberal economics. This is my first ever proper academic publication and I’m so thrilled and happy - huge thanks
Much excitement at my end - there's less than one week to go until my first official academic publication comes out! My essay 'Understanding our place: Publishing’s role in the reading ecosystem under neoliberal economics' will be published in 'Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books' on 27th January by Routledge and I am so
Happy New Year everyone! Here's some nice 2020 news from me: I'm thrilled (and not a little amazed!) to have been longlisted for this year's The London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards. What a wonderful list of people to be a part of - feeling a lot of publishing love and gratitude right now! Thank you,
Posting today with some SUPER exciting news from my poetry world! Just got my copy of the The British Haiku Society journal Blithe Spirit 29.4 in the post and discovered that I’m one of the Runners Up for the Museum of Haiku Literature Award! Totally over the moon, what a nice thing to happen! Huge thanks to
Super late notice but I'll be one of the readers at TONIGHT's UEA MA Anthologies launch in Norwich. It starts at 7pm in the UEA Drama Studio and is free to attend - just book here. If you can't make it, but you're interested in the anthology or what I've been up to for the
Really thrilled to be chairing an event with one of my all-time favourite heroes Bettany Hughes for this year’s Hostry Festival! A TALE OF THREE CITIES: ISTANBUL2pm, Saturday 26th October 2019At The Hostry, Norwich CathedralTickets £15 (£12 conc)BOOK NOW: https://hostryfestival.org/Or via the Norwich Theatre Royal Box Office on 01603 598676 This is going to be a real treat for history nerds and literary
Hello everyone, I hope you're all having wonderful summers (or winters in the southern hemisphere!) I just got back from my own summer holidays, to find that the fabulous folks at Ash Tales have published my flash fiction story Suspirium Viridae on their site! You can read it for free, online, right now, RIGHT HERE!
Had a fab time reading at Flashing Norwich yesterday evening. Huge thanks to Helen and Chris for organising and hosting and inviting me along to read - can't wait for the next one! If you didn't manage to make it last night but you'd still like to listen to me reading something, it turns out
It’s time for another Flashing Norwich event at Café Bar Marzano’s in Norwich from 7-9pm tomorrow. I’m super excited to be reading alongside Christopher Allen, Vijay Khurana, Jemma Morris, Sim Ralph, Helen Rye, James Smart, Judi Walsh, Julia Webb and special guest, performance poet Cai Draper. Entry is FREE, so come on down Norwich folks!
Had such a fun and lovely evening at the Story Cities Anthology launch last Thursday - a gorgeous venue at the University of Greenwich and huge thanks to Rosamund, Kam and Cherry for organising such a lovely evening. It was such a joy to read and meet so many lovely folk! If you want to
Whoop whoop! I am completely over-the-moon excited to have made the shortlist of the 2019 Event Magazine Speculative Writing Contest! What an awesome list to be on, I’m so honoured and humbled and proud - a huge big thank you to judge Emily Pohl-Weary and all the editors at Event! The story that was shortlisted
I'm very excited to be one of the readers at the launch of the flash fiction anthology Story Cities published by Arachne Press in collaboration with Greenwich University. I'll be reading an extract from 'Not Every Train', the flash fiction story selected for the anthology. The launch party will be on 20th June from 7pm
Good morning everyone! Today I'm extra excited because I've had my first ever US publication of a poem! One of my haiku has appeared in the latest edition of the wonderful American journal Frogpond. There is a digital preview of this issue, 41.3, on the Frogpond website, but I recommend picking up a copy of
In late-2019, I was asked to give a lecture at Kingston University as part of the Masterclass series for their MA in Publishing and Creative Writing about an aspect of the future of publishing. I chose to talk about how publishing can find its place and survive in a world of neoliberal economic ideals -