Bending Genres


There’s a new online journal in town, Bending Genres, offering writing retreats, online workshops and contests and special events. Their pilot issue was pretty special, with work from all the founding names including: Robert Vaughan, Meg Tuite, David O’ Connor, Samuel Fox, Jonathan Cardew, Jessica Mehta, Sisco Hollard and Adam Robinson.

The first issue is now up, and I’m pleased to see a piece I wrote late last year included in there, called Places Satellites Go To Die, amongst some other stellar pieces. This is the first thing I’ve had published this year, so it’s a special one for me – breaking the 2018 seal so to speak. You can read it here.

One other important thing to note, it’s the last weekend to enter this quarter’s Bath Flash Fiction Award. For anyone not familiar with the Bath Flash Fiction Award, it’s brilliant and one of the best contests on the flash calendar. This round is being judged by Tara L. Masih, editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle (both ForeWord Books of the Year), author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows, and Founding Series Editor of the Best Small Fictions series. So, no pressure there then…

Right, I’m off to find a pen, and a blank sheet of paper.