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I am thrilled to be able to share that a poem by one of the brilliant young writers from my First Story residency group at Judgemeadow Community College has had a poem featured on this week’s Friday Story here.   Raasmiya’s poem was written during one of…
My Granddad knows
My Granddad knows
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I'll be at Hive Young Writers Festival 2018 this Saturday, will you?

This coming Saturday, April 14, I will be delivering a short story writing workshop and takin part in a discussion panel as part of Hive Young Writers Festival in Rotherham. From the website: ‘The festival is a chance to network, hear from professional…

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  This year I have been mostly reading:   Happy New Year! Roll on another year of great books.
2017 in Books
2017 in Books
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My prize-winning story ‘The Ideal Husband Exhibition’ is free to read on The London Magazine website right now. Click here to take a look. You can also purchase a print copy of the August/September 2017 edition (also containing the story) here too. This…

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Last Tuesday saw me heading down to London for The London Magazine Short Story Prize-giving Ceremony. I had this to say as my train left Grantham station: Suited, booted and on train to big smoke for the @TheLondonMag short story prize giving. First time…

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Writing East Midlands Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Competition deadline extended:

Those brilliant folks over at Writing East Midlands have extended the closing date for their 2nd Annual Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Competition. Here’s the details: Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Open Competition 2017 Closing date for entries has been…

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My as-yet-unpublished novel, The Everlasting Knock, has been shortlisted for this year’s Pageturner Prize. Coming so soon after my the London Magazine news, this is a double thrill. I am really liking 2017 so far.  The winner was announced earlier this…

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  Had a lovely surprise email on Friday evening telling me that my story, The Ideal Husband Exhibition, had won third prize in the London Magazine Short Story Competition. This feels very special, not least because of the following from their website:  …

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Spent some of my Christmas break catching up on my reading. I made time to read the wonderfully chilling and complex His Bloody Project (should have won the Booker IMHO), I spent New Year’s Day and the day or two after finally giving Chris Ware’s…
Two Pair of Nightjars
Two Pair of Nightjars
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Been meaning to post about this for a while but life and writing keep getting in the way. I am thrilled to be able to report that, alongside fellow contributors Iain Robinson and Courtia Newland, my story from Being Dad: Stories about Fatherhood, ‘A…
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