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Blogs Worth Following

Writers’ and publishers’ blogs can often be the most useful sources of information and insight into the writing and publishing worlds. Here are a few we really like.

Tania Hershman

Tania Hershman is the author of ‘The White Road and other stories’ and ‘My Mother Was An Upright Piano’, runs ‘ShortStops UK’ website and is one of the most inventive and original writers in the UK.

Sara Crowley

Sara Crowley is a writer, bookseller and short story champion. Her stories have been published in numerous magazines and journals.

Nik Perring

Nik Perring is a writer and workshop leader. His short stories have been widely published and he is the author of the children’s book ‘I Met a Roman last night, what did you do?’ Nik’s collection of short stories ‘Not So Perfect’ will be published by Roast Books in June 2010.

Christopher Fielden

Really helpful and informative site offering advice, case studies and listing loads of opportunities for writers. Run by writer, Christopher Fielden.

Paul McVeigh

Paul’s site has comprehensive list of short story opportunities and loads of great interviews.

Jonathan Pinnock’s Write Stuff

Jonathan Pinnock is a widely published writer of fiction and non-fiction.

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Valerie O’Riordan is doing an PhD in creative writing at the University of Manchester. She has had lots of her stories published online and in print.

Vanessa Gebbie

Vanessa Gebbie is the author of the short story collection ‘Words from a Glass Bubble’, runs writing workshops and has recently published ‘Short Circuit -A Guide to the Art of the Short Story. ‘

Women Rule Writer

Nuala Ni Chonchuir has had 2 poetry collections and 3 short story collections published the lastest of which is ‘Nude’.

Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh has had several short stories published and appeared at literary festivals. In 2013 Paul will be writer-in-residence in three London schools with the Catching Words programme. As well as posts on writers reading and reviewing new short story collections and novels, Paul’s blog also features useful links to writing competitions, literary journal submissions, online short stories and articles

Writing Mad

Fiona Mitchell is a writer and journalist. She has been shortlisted twice for the Bristol Short Story Prize.

Matt Bell

Matt Bell is the author of a forthcoming fiction collection, ‘How They Were Found’ a novella,’The Collectors’, and a chapbook, ‘How the Broken Lead the Blind’ His fiction has appeared many magazines and he is also the editor of ‘The Collagist’ and the series editor of Dzanc’s Best of the Web anthologies.

Dan Powell

Writer Dan Powell is studying several creative writing courses and submitting short fiction to short fiction publications.

Catching Days

Cynthia Newberry Martin has had numerous stories, essays and reviews published in magazines and journals.

Writing about Writing

Cally Taylor’s short stories have been published in various anthologies, magazines and ezines and have won a few competitions. Her novel ‘Heaven Can Wait’ was published in 2009.

Tim Jones: Books in the Trees

Tim Jones is the author of a short story collection ‘Transported’ a fantasy novel ‘Anarya’s Secret’ and a poetry collection ‘Voyagers’.

Ink Tears

Anthony Howcroft’s short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

Hanner Cymraes

Elizabeth Jane writes historical fiction. She won the 2009 Bristol Short Story Prize with her short story ‘Beyond the Blackout Curtain’.

Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg’s debut collection of short stories ‘What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us’ was published in October 2009.

Distraction no. 99

Nova Ren Suma’s short stories have appeared in many magazines and journals. She has also written the tween novel ‘Dani Noir’.