The Art of Escapology by Nicola Ashbrook

All of the characters in ‘The Art of Escapology’ are escaping, being escaped from or helping others to escape. Some have a physical need to escape – from abuse, imprisonment,…

Positive and Negative by Nick Black

‘Positive and Negative’ collects the best of Nick Black’s flash fiction, as seen in lit mags including Ellipsis Zine, Spelk, Splonk, Okay Donkey, Lost Balloon and Jellyfish Review. The book is a…

The Peculiarities of Yearning by Stephanie Carty

The Peculiarities of Yearning is a collection of flash fiction and short stories that uses strange scenarios to explore how human longings are repressed and revealed. This collection includes stories…

The Stairs Are a Snowcapped by Judy Darley

Some homeschool days, the lounge is a sea, stairs a snowcapped mountain, bathroom a jungle, Mum and Dad’s bedroom a sun-seared dessert… The stories in The Stairs Are a Snowcapped Mountain speak…

Writing Micro Fiction by Laura Besley

Opinions differ on how long micro fiction is – some say 300 words, others say fewer – but for the sake of this article I’m going to cap the maximum…

Thank you for your submission

A couple of years ago, I published a thread about rejections on Twitter. I thought it would be useful to dust this thread off, expand it, and publish it here…

100neHundred by Laura Besley

A man carries his girlfriend in the left-hand breast pocket of his shirt. During World War II, a young soldier searches the houses and barns of the families with whom…

The Dig Street Festival by Chris Walsh

It’s 2006 in the fictional East London borough of Leytonstow. The UK’s pub smoking ban is about to happen, and thirty-eight-and-a-half year old John Torrington, a mopper and trolley collector…

Gaynor Jones

To mark the publication of Gaynor’s debut novella-in-flash, Among These Animals, in March 2021, we’re taking a brief look back over her writing career so far. Born in Wales, raised…

The Long and the Short of It by Jennifer Harvey

The Beginning The starting point is always the same. The page is always blank, the doubt undiminished, the question unchanged: can I fill this space with something worthwhile, something interesting? …