Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Decongested Tales

This magazine, which is linked to the monthly 'Tales of the Decongested' short story readings in London, has just published my story Taking Care. Details of the magazine are here.

Many thanks to editors Martin Reed and Pauline Mason.

Find out more about the monthly reading events here.

prizes and shortlists

Well, I bombed in a couple of recent short story competitions - the Willesden Herald and the Rhys Davies. Delighted, though, to see a number of friends and writing colleagues on the shortlists of both comps - huge congrats to Jo Cannon, Tom Vowler and Craig Hawes.

The Willesden shortlist is here, and the Rhys Davies prizewinners here.

The fabulous Salt Books, a great champion of short fiction, have also recently published the shortlist for the Scott Prize, an opportunity for writers to get their first collection of short fiction in print. Three of my writing colleagues from the Fiction Forge are on the list. So another big cheer for Joel Willans, Ben Cheetham and Tom Vowler. Best of luck for the final judgement, guys! The Scott Prize shortlist is here.