Acceptances, Videos and Other Nice Things

Hi All

I’m back from a brief hiatus, taking some time out to get married and go on honeymoon. As well as being the happiest few weeks of my life, they’ve also been pretty successful on the writing front.

Firstly, my story ‘Nesting Instinct’ has been picked up for publication at the relaunched Sanitarium Magazine. I’m not sure which issue I’ll be in, but I’ll post about it nearer the time when I have the full details and TOC.

I’ve also had a story ‘The Fifty-Nine Sound’ published by Trigger Warnings Short Fiction. This story is my tribute to my favourite band, The Gaslight Anthem. And my favourite song of theirs… guess what it’s called?

In other happy news, my story ‘Anderson’ will be read and recorded for the excellent The Other Stories podcast. This is a brilliant market that I’ve been dying to crack after coming close to acceptance in the past. My story is part of their War theme which will be launching towards the end of the year.

Lastly – my story ‘Hide. Go Seek’ has been accepted and read out to a paying audience by the Liar’s League. Unfortunately as the event was in London, I couldn’t attend on the night but they have posted the video of poet Math Jones reading my work. I love this clip. It’s 16 minutes long and I really hope people will take the time to check it out.

Lastly – oh, I already said that. Hmm. I lied. I’ve completed edits on a new novella called “Territory”. It’s the story of a close-knit rural community in Finland, plagued by wolves and isolation. It’s a bit of a departure from my usual stuff and is the first time I’ve based a story outside of the north of England. I’m going to start looking for a publisher. Hopefully people will dig it. More news on this as I have it.

Thanks for reading!