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Broken Sleep Books

A novel-in-fragments, formed of interconnected short and micro fictions, exploring love and abuse in and around the film industry. 


Featuring stories shortlisted or nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2021, the Shirley Jackson Awards 2021, the Aurora Prize 2020 and the Bridport Prize 2021.

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New Writing Scotland anthology, Summer 2023

New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Every year it publishes the very best from both emerging and established writers, and lists many of the leading literary lights of Scotland among its past (and present) contributors. nothing but a set of eyes for stars: New Writing Scotland 41 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary literature, drawn from a wide cross-section of Scottish culture and society, and includes new work from thirty-nine authors – some internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.  Featuring short story 'Me As Me.'

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BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS anthology 2022

Broken Sleep Books

The Broken Sleep Books Anthology showcases the best writing from the press in 2022, featuring extracts from every publication, covering poetry, non-fiction and short fiction. An essential purchase for anyone interested in new writing, or curious about the work of a vibrant, dynamic and award-winning independent press.

Featuring short story 'Teenage Actress', from Stellify.

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Summer 2023 Issue

Spellbinder is a nonprofit quarterly literary and art magazine with its roots in the Durham University Creative Writing Society which celebrates artists, dramatists and poets, as well as writers of fiction and nonfiction.  Featuring short story 'Ash at the Astoria.'

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Grattan Street Press

An anthology of original short stories, exploring love, loss, experimentation, isolation, suffering, intimacy, connection, environmental collapse and the Anthropocene.

Curated by Grattan Street Press, this eclectic selection of stories from both Australian and international writers is haunting, uplifting, moving and absurd.

Featuring short story 'Ruan Lingyu'.

Available to purchase from Grattan Street Press.

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One For The Road: An Anthology of Pubs and Poetry, published by Smith|Doorstop.  Featuring short story 'A Few Years in Pubs' alongside poetry by Simon Armitage, Ian Duhig, Kim Moore, Zaffar Kunial and Helen Mort.

The Bridport Prize Anthology 2017, featuring short story 'Ends', winner of the 2nd prize for short fiction, judged by Peter Hobbs, Kit de Waal and Lemn Sissay.

Fur-Lined Ghettos #9, featuring short stories 'Jean' and 'Lindsay'.

Pennsylvania English 40.2, featuring Bridport Prize 2021 shortlisted story 'A Process of Becoming'.

Pointed Circle #36, featuring short story 'The Moon Also Rises'.

Neon #51, featuring Pushcart Prize-nominated and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated story 'Star Creature'.

Into The Void #17featuring short story 'Becoming a Jackal' and the Best Small Fictions Anthology-nominated prose-poem 'The Punks Are All Crying At Toy Story 3'.

The Raw Art Review Spring 2020featuring Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award longlisted story 'Experiments in Time and Place'.

Into The Void #19, featuring short story 'Kim Basinger'.

Open Pen #27, featuring the Best Small Fictions 2021 Anthology-nominated prose-poem 'The Punks Are All Crying At Toy Story 3'.

Interpreter's House #75, featuring Aurora Prize 2020 shortlisted story 'The Corpses':  

Pinky Thinker Press #4, published by the Mignolo Arts Center, featuring Pushcart Prize-nominated and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated story 'Star Creature': Pinky Thinker Press — mignolo

The Ilanot Review Fall 2021: Ephemera(l), published by Bar-Ilan University, featuring the Best Small Fictions 2022 Anthology-nominated short story 'Teenage Actress': - Ilanot Review

Intermissions: Original Stories Selected by Grattan Street Press, published by University of Melbourne Teaching Press, featuring flash piece 'Ruan Lingyu':

The Bookends Review, an independent creative arts journal, featuring short piece 'Koh Kradan': 

Ponder Review volume 5 issue 2, journal published by the low-residency creative writing MFA at the Mississippi University for Women, featuring short story 'The Psychological Thriller'.

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