Bedclothes for Beckett by Marc de Faoite

Marc de Faoite’s collection of short stories, Tropical Madness was long-listed for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize.

Last Camera, fiction by CJ Vallis

CJ Vallis won the 2019 UTS Writing Anthology prize and was runner-up in the Byron Writers Festival 2019 Flash Fiction competition

The Door, Fiction by Angela Amman

Angela Amman co-directed Listen to Your Mother Metro Detroit, bringing stories to the stage to celebrate the courage and connectivity of live storytelling.

‘My mother has a friend whose sister was a bunnygirl’ Fiction by Kathy Prokhovnik

My My mother. My father (deceased). My husband, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughters, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepson, step daughter-in-law, step- grandchildren. I could go on, imposing...

‘The Most Beautiful Suicide’ fiction by Robin Vigfusson

Forty years ago when I was in college, I sat in a darkened classroom next to a window, watching snow fall outside. The class...

‘Rowing’ fiction by Mark O’Flynn

They rowed on the lake at a different time each day. Usually at the long break or during a paper neither wished to hear....

‘The Cave’ fiction by Barry Litherland

Barry Litherland writes crime mystery novels, often with a paramormal twist.

Goodbye Joanna Hales, fiction by Sue Brennan

Sue Brennan was shortlisted for the Wollongong Short Story Award (2018)

‘Would I talk to Her?’ Flash by Sass O Flynn

Sucessful poet Sass O'Flynn turns her hand to fiction for the first time.

‘The Go Aways’ Fiction by Marlon Martinez

Marlon Martinez's writings reflect his curiosity about drugs, sex, the forgotten, addiction, recovery, love and other technologies.

‘A Migrant Story’, Eugen Bacon

Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author.

Micah Granada, Short Fiction

Micah Granada is a creative writing student at the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Institute for Creative Writing.

‘Tackling Middle-Aged Men’. Michael Chacksfield

Michael Chacksfield is a proud member of the PG Wodehouse Society,

‘Every Thought Flies’. Fiction by K.P. Taylor

South African born author, K.P. Taylor

‘Luna Moth’ fiction by M.E. Proctor

Journalist and author, M.E. Proctor.

‘ #Badsex’ Short Fiction by Sam Hall

Sam Hall is managing editor of Confluence Magazine

‘Jitty’. Short Fiction by David Gladwin

What inhabits the narrow cobbled lanes of your town. David Gladwin's atmospheric piece may hold the answers.

‘Girl Grief’. Short fiction by Cathy Donelan

Cathy Donelan’s first play featured in the 2019 Galway Fringe.

That old life. Short fiction by Rosalind Goldsmith

Poet, teacher, translator and playwright, Rosalind Goldsmith.

The Clock Goes Back, Short fiction by Conor Jarrett

Conor Jarrett is a teacher, translator and writer from Naas, Co Kildare.

The Situation. Featured Fiction by Dorothy Simmons

Dorothy Simmons is an Irish-Austrailian English/Drama teacher whose first ‘published’ work was a stage play (Murray River Performing Group).

Blood. Featured Writer Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk's short fiction chapbook It’s Not Me, It’s You won the inaugural Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition

The Duck (a story in five parts)

Reyna Marder Gentin's novel, Unreasonable Doubts came, out in November, 2018,

Searching for Luna by Andrew Stiggers

Andrew Stiggers is a short fiction writer from Auckland, New Zealand.

Tree of Knowledge by emerging writer Jason Jawando

Jason Jawando has an MA in Creative Writing from the Open University.

The skin that separates water and air – Sandra Arnold

Sandra Arnold is an award-winning writer who lives in New Zealand.

Mittens for Nasma by Tracy Gaughan

Tracy Gaughan presents the popular arts show ‘WestWords’ on Ireland’s Community Radio Network

The Closest Thing to Home. Fiction Shinjini Dey

Shinjini Dey has been published in Efiction and Cactus Heart Press.

A Field for the British Isles. Nigel Jarrett

Nigel Jarrett a double prizewinner: the Rhys Davies Award for short fiction and the Templar Shorts award.

Paris Vagrant. Fiction from Michael Paul Hogan

Michael Paul Hogan is a poet, journalist and fiction writer whose work has appeared extensively in the USA, UK, India and China

The Ant Hill. Fiction by emerging writer Mikael Shamsie

Mikael Shamsie is a Pakistani living in Canada, having previously spent his time moving from place to place

For Sale Sign by Colette Coen

Colette Coen is a member of the G2 Writers Group.

What We Learnt From Vitruvian Man by Joe Williams

Joe Williams is a writer and performing poet from Leeds.

After Life. Fiction by Swara Shukla

Swara Shukla is a Creative Writing graduate from University of Glasgow. She has worked on developing a youth-to-youth publishing start-up called MageQuill based in the Scottish Highlands.

My Uncle in the Ospital. New Fiction from Rosemary McLeish

Rosemary McLeish won second prize in both the Mslexia Poetry Competition and the Bedford International Poetry Competition.

Relief. Short Fiction from Megan Carlson

Megan Carlson earned a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University

Too Much. Short Fiction by Jessica Ciosek

Jessica Ciosek attended Michigan State University where she earned a BA in Marketing and promptly found her passion for fiction writing eight months after graduation.

Sexual Predator. Fiction from Melissa Todd

Melissa Todd is a writer, performer and the director of Hags Ahoy theatre company.

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