Peculiars magazine is a platform created with the aim of bringing awareness around mental health, through art. We showcase artists from all over the world: some are photographers, some are poets, some are illustrators, some are writers,… but they all have one thing in common: they’re fighting their demons. They’re survivors. Why did you start […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Célia Schouteden of Peculiars Magazine"
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"
This month’s competition is one close to my heart. ‘At the Mountains of Madness’, by H.P.Lovecraft (the same story that we based the logo on this month). I read and re-read this book a number of times and it led to my own writing taking something of a dark and sinister, un-Godly slant. I even […]Read more "MARCH’S ZEROFLASH WRITING COMPETITION"
I’m Jo Simmonds, I’m the editor of The Fiction Pool, an online journal which features short stories, flash fiction and occasionally poetry. I’m a published flash and short story writer but I also dabble in poetry and script writing. Why did you start your publication? I started The Fiction Pool because I was aware of […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Jo Simmonds, editor of The Fiction Pool"
Born the son of an unemployed coal miner in a tiny Kentucky Appalachian villa named Big Creek (population 400), Jason fought his way out of the hills to the big city of Lexington. He attended Transylvania University (real school with its own vampire) and received a degree in computer science. Since 2004, he has owned […]Read more "An Interview with Jason Sizemore of Apex Magazine"
My name is Ben Warden and for three years I’ve been running a flash fiction competition on Twitter, called Serious Flash Fiction. The project runs from early May for around 8-10 weeks and challenges anyone brave enough to write a flash fiction story in just 129 characters (that’s about 25 words). Each year I take […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Ben Warden of Serious Flash Fiction"
S.J.Budd is a dark fiction writer who has published over twenty stories in magazines such as Aphotic Realm, Deadman’s Tome, Aphelion, Siren’s Call ezine, The Wild Hunt, Sanitarium Magazine, Blood Moon Rising and many more. What got you interested in writing? I’ve always lived in books so it was a natural progression for me to […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with S.J.Budd"