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I’m judging the inaugural District Lit flash fiction contest! Enter the competition!

Below are the details for the inaugural District Lit competition that I am judging! For more information check out District Lit‘s website here: District Lit. I can’t wait to read your stories!

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‘We Need a Heart Transplant, Not a Facelift’ to be published by Black Market Re-View!

My flash fiction ‘We Need a Heart Transplant, Not a Facelift’ will be published in the second issue of  Black Market Re-View, an online magazine edited by undergraduate and postgraduate students from Edge Hill University in the UK.

I’m so happy that this story has found a home; it was fun to write, and I hope have fun reading it! ‘We Need a Heart Transplant, Not a Facelift’ is about a man who reads in the newspaper that Mary Portas is coming to town to fix up their high street.

Interested? You won’t have to wait long! The second issue of Black Market Re-View is scheduled to be published this weekend. I’ll post a link once it’s up!

I’m a new First Reader / Marketing Coordinator for Vestal Review!

I’m thrilled to be able to share that I have become a part of the team behind Vestal Review, a very well-established flash fiction magazine. The below is quoted from the Vestal Review ‘About Me’ page because I feel this really sums up what Vestal Review is all about:

Launched in March of 2000, Vestal Review is the world’s oldest magazine dedicated exclusively to flash fiction.

We are firmly established as an exciting venue for exceptional flash by both emerging and well-known authors. Our stories have been reprinted in numerous anthologies such as Best of the Net, Sudden Flash Youth and You have Time for This. Vestal Review is an eclectic magazine, open to all genres except children’s stories and hard science fiction. Our past contributors include Steve Almond, Katharine Weber, Aimee Bender, Sam Lipsyte, Judith Cofer, Bruce Boston, Robert Boswell, Bruce Holland Rogers, Michelle Richmond, Stuart Dybek, Robert Olen Butler, Pamela Painter, Sara Banse, Claire Tristram and others.

Vestal Review is one the best flash fiction magazines in the world. It originated so many things–so many great stories have been between its covers. And no doubt, with Vestal, more of the best is to come. May it thrive. -Robert Shapard.

Vestal Review is an awesome literary journal, one that does the work of angels when it comes to short short fiction. A national treasure. Find it. Read it. Now. -Steve Almond

I’m really excited to be a part of the team. I’m looking forward to reading all of your submissions, and to do what I can to uphold the reputation of Vestal Review as one of the best places for quality flash fiction.

‘On Returning Home’ Published by Speculative 66!

My flash fiction, ‘On Returning Home’, has been published by Speculative 66and is now available to read in their very first issue. Speculative 66 is an online magazine dedicated to flash fiction of exactly 66 words, and they accept all types of fiction, so I encourage you all to submit something for their second issue.

‘On Returning Home’ is a little science-fiction tale, which isn’t something I normally write, but I was inspired by a thought one day: what if we weren’t the original inhabitants of Earth? You can read ‘On Returning Home’ and other 66-word stories in their first issue by following this link here: Issue 1 of Speculative 66.

‘Handball’ Now Published by Cafe Aphra!

My flash fiction ‘Handball’ has now been published by Cafe Aphra and is available to read by following this link here: ‘Handball’. I hope you enjoy reading it!

‘Between the Notes’ Published in Issue One of Ink In Thirds

My short piece, ‘Between the Notes’, has been published in the inaugural issue of Ink In Thirds and is now available to read by following this link here.

I hope you enjoy reading it, as well as the other brilliant poetry and prose published in this issue, and maybe consider submitting your own writing to the journal for their second issue!

‘Just Like Mummy’ Published by CHEAP POP!

My flash fiction, ‘Just Like Mummy’ has now been published over at the incredible CHEAP POP and it is available to read by following this link here.

I’m so happy this story has found a home. ‘Just Like Mummy’ is about a little girl who wants to grow up to be like her mum, though she probably shouldn’t… It’s innocent and dark… you’ll see what I mean.

I hope you enjoy reading ‘Just Like Mummy’ and I wholeheartedly encourage you to read the other fiction CHEAP POP have published because they’re powerful pieces which will stay with you long after reading. They really do pop!