I’m a short story writer from Liverpool. I recently completed a Creative Writing MA at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing and I’ve managed to win a few flash fiction competitions: Book Week Scotland 2014, Writing on the Wall’s WoWFest2016 and the Northern Short Story Festival 2017 Flash Fiction Slam. I was also […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Phil Olsen"
Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of CURSED and the creator of the comic book series GLOBCOW. His shorter tales have appeared in over 70 publications including ChiZine, Pseudopod, Apex Magazine, and Shroud Magazine. What got you interested in writing? Years ago, while visiting a science exhibit during a school field trip, […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Bram Stoker nominee, Jeremy C. Shipp"
The carpenter’s reputation had travelled far beyond the forest in which her little cottage stood. One day, it brought a Duke to her door, and with him a piece of blackwood and a bag full of coin. Waving a gloved hand in the air, gems gleaming at his throat, the Duke commanded that the carpenter […]Read more "April’s Zeroflash logo and a short tale from illustrator, Jon Stubbington"
The Guardian by Russell Fellows With her clothes torn and body bloodied, Miranda stood by the lake. Morning mist spilled onto the shore and into the woods. Her thoughts traveled south with the mist into the village. She would regret the children, but the beast would spare no one. The village named this place Onheil […]Read more "April’s Zeroflash Competition Entries"
This month’s theme is the mystical. I’m thinking Genies, Sirens, deep sea beasties and the like. Transport your imaginations back, before the internet and rollerskates, before elevators and speedboats or not. Place your beasties somewhere different and let’s see what you create. Just the one submission each per person, please. 300 words, maximum. Deadline is […]Read more "April’s Zeroflash Competition"