Quite a quiet month in June, for various reasons. Sad to say I missed out on (what looked like) a superb inaugural Flash Fiction Festival in Bath on 24th and 25th June. Workshop and talks were given by writers such as Vanessa Gebbie, Kit de Waal, Tania Hershman, Paul McVeigh, David Gaffney, Ashley Chantler, Peter Blair, David Swann, Meg Pokrass, Jude Higgins, K M Elkes, Christopher Fielden, Michael Loveday and Pamela Painter. The weekend also saw the launch of the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2017, Sleep Is a Beautiful Colour, which I’m delighted to be included in with my flash fiction Gabriel. The anthology is available to buy here.
I’ve got two stories coming up in July. The first, called Dad Set Fire To A Field, is a 300 word creative nonfiction piece due for publication at EllipsisZine on Monday 24 July. EllipsisZine is an online publication for beautifully written fiction and creative nonfiction in any genre. If you’ve not visited the site, have a look. Their upcoming list of authors promises some excellent reads. Visit them here.
Next up, I’m delighted to have a story upcoming on Jellyfish Review on Sunday 30 July 2017. I’m been an admirer of pretty much everything on JellyFish since I read my first story on there and I’m very pleased to see my flash Why Does Earth Sparkle So Much? included in their upcoming Intergalactic Planetary Issue. Visit JellyFish Review here.