Did you know that the Basque language has 100 words for pitxilota – Sorry, for butterfly? Well, my little pinpilinpauxas, now that you have been enlightened of the existence of such a beautiful thing, it is time you used your enlightened minds to share with us 100 words of your own! How? Why, by entering … Read More
‘Dear Ibis is a letter. Like all letters, it is a time capsule. Written during a year of fire, flood and a global pandemic, Dear Ibis touches on some of the key challenges that have impacted our world.’ Spineless Wonders is proud to be releasing Kate Liston-Mills’ second collection of short fiction. Dear Ibis is … Read More
Sadly, the last episode of Little Fictions On Air was broadcast on Monday 22 February this year. Here is what our host, Kate Liston-Mills had to say about her experience of hosting for the short story series over the past twelve months.
This year the NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award invited writers to submit fiction or prose poems of up to 200 words which play with popular genres. The winners of the National and Hunter categories, along with award finalists and invited authors are published in the anthology, Pulped Fiction which is released this month. The winners are….
‘In 2017, I found myself with a 12,000-word novella. It was best piece of fiction I’d ever written, and possibly the best piece of writing of any sort, and it sat in my hard drive, dreaming of readers.’ Find out how Ashley Kalagian Blunt’s journey to publication across a range of platforms unfolded.
by Carmel Bird Writing a short story is one of my greatest pleasures. Then taking a bunch of stories I have written and devising a structure for a collection – that’s another. Sometimes writers set out with a theme – say, to keep it simple here, fourteen stories about plagues – and then their task … Read More
Mentor, writers’ circle or uni course? Our 2021 Slinkies judge, Deniz Agraz shares her thoughts on the various options for emerging writers. As well as a potted history of her own writing career to date, beginning at the age of seven.
Our intrepid publishing intern, Angela Jin, returns this week with reflections from a simulated-life gamer which some writers may find instructive.
In this belle lettre on the lost art of letter-writing, publishing intern, Luzelle Sotelo gets a rude shock at her local post office.
On a slightly more serious note this week, our publishing intern Angela Jin responds to some social media gaslighting.