The Carve spring 2013 issue is here, featuring the winners of the 2013 natural disaster-themed Esoteric Awards. You can read all the prize winning stories online now, including my Esoteric Award winning tale, ‘Storm in a Teacup’.

And you can preview the Premium print edition here.

Carve Spring Edition 2013 features my award-winning story 'Storm in a Teacup'

Carve Spring Edition 2013 features my award-winning story ‘Storm in a Teacup’

What’s in the spring 2013 Premium Edition?

  • The Carve Esoteric Award winning stories
  • In-depth interviews with each author


  • Reader’s Voice essay about Man Martin’s “Literature Appreciation
  • Reject! story “Make Do” by Molly Laich with comments from Corium editor Lauren Becker
  • Honorable mentions: Victoria Large, “Before the Earth Shook” & Jeff Moscaritolo, “A Chance to Get Involved”
  • Editor comments on each story, including the honorable mentions

You can order a copy of the Spring 2013 issue or subscribe to receive four issues every twelve months over on the Carve website.

I’ve blogged at length about how much I love Carve. Having a story appear in their pages is a real milestone in my writing life. My story featuring in the current issue aside, those of you with a love of quality short fiction really should be reading Carve. With an archive of free to read fiction stretching back to 2007, there really is no excuse not to.

In other news, the lovely folk at Carve were super nice recently and posted this congratulatory blog post on my Scott Prize shortlisting. Storm in a Teacup is one of the stories included in my shortlisted collection, Looking Out of Broken Windows.