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Being Dad

  For those of you wondering what Being Dad is, here’s the blurb from the Tangent Books Being Dad order page: Fatherhood is in a state of flux. Gone are the simplistic gender roles of yesteryear, the clear divisions between mothers and fathers. More dads than ever before are staying home to be full-time parents…
  • February 12, 2016

Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2015.

Twenty stories – the winning, shortlisted and a selection of the longlisted stories from the 2015 Bath Short Story Award – “A hot, tragic summer in 1980s Belfast. The loss of love echoed through the Shipping Forecast. A woman writes ‘love’ letters for illiterate girls in the Far East. The Kilburnie Kings hit the town.…
  • Bath Short Story Award
  • December 16, 2015

Unthology 7

UNTHANK BOOKS are very proud to announce the publication of UNTHOLOGY 7, the latest in our series showcasing the finest short fiction from new and established writers. WONDERFUL AND FRIGHTENING SHORT FICTION FROM NEW AND ESTABLISHED WRITERS Flinch at the things that twitch in the windows a mile up from the city streets. Let text…
  • Unthank Books, Unthology
  • May 15, 2015

New Short Stories 8

Sensual and atmospheric, embattled and defiant, in the throes of turbulent events and viewing from a distance, these stories are windows that open onto the men, women and children of our twenty-first century world. The people portrayed do not seek our pity nor our love but with each turn of a page, we may feel…
  • New Short Stories 8, The Willesden Herald Short Story Prize
  • March 10, 2014

The Salt Anthology of New Writing 2013

The Salt Anthology of New Writing features short stories, flash fiction and poetry from the winners and runners-up of this year’s International Salt Prizes. The deliciously tactile covers of the print edition contain a host of great up and coming writers as well as some more familiar names. What I love about this book (in addition…
  • Salt, The Salt Anthology of New Writing 2013
  • August 23, 2013


Following on the success of last year’s National Flash Fiction Day anthology Jawbreakers, the 2013 celebration of the short short story sees the release of Scraps, an anthology of flash fiction inspired by other creative works. The book includes commissioned pieces from well-known writers including Tania Hershman, Jonathan Pinnock, Sarah Hilary and Vanessa Gebbie, pieces…
  • National Flash Fiction Day, Scraps
  • June 21, 2013

The Best British Short Stories 2012

The Best British Short Stories anthologies reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor’s brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume.  After a…
  • Best British Short Stories 2012
  • April 15, 2012

100 RPM

100RPM is a collection of 100 flash fiction tales, all inspired by songs on YouTube, all 100 words or fewer. Inspiring and thought-provoking, 100 RPM caters for all musical and storytelling tastes. It’s all the doing of the brilliant and talented author Caroline Smailes and she explains the whole endeavour far better than I ever could on her blog.…
  • 100RPM
  • May 31, 2012


Jawbreakers, the 2012 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, includes commissioned pieces from well-known writers like Ali Smith, Ian Rankin, Tania Hershman, David Gaffney and Vanessa Gebbie, flash fiction from a number of emerging authors, and the winning entries from the National Flash Fiction Day 2012 Micro-Fictions competition. It also features my flash fiction, Peekaboo. A good number of…
  • May 16, 2012

The Yin & Yang Book, Nothing But Flowers & Deck The Halls

The Yin & Yang Book contains twenty interlinked short stories written by emerging authors from all four corners of the globe/internet. The back cover blurb sells the collection like this: ‘In the international terminal of a large European airport, Monday morning is about to get a whole lot worse. At 7.35am Pangaean Airlines, one of Europe’s major…
  • (Nothing But) Flowers, Deck the Halls, eMergent Publishing, The Yin & Yang Book
  • February 13, 2011

100 Stories for Haiti & 50 Stories for Pakistan

100 Stories for Haiti is a unique collection of stories bound together by paper and glue and massive amounts of hope. This is no ordinary book. One morning a writer woke up and decided, “I must do something.” Hundreds of talented authors worldwide sent him their stories. Proceeds go to helping the victims of the Haiti…
  • 100 Stories for Haiti, 50 Stories for Pakistan
  • October 27, 2010