We are excited to introduce you to Jack Webster, the author of ‘Drain’ in Slinkies 2023. Jack’s work is a story of grief and the haunting emotions that come with it. In this interview, Jack talks about the inspirations behind the story, his favourite thriller and horror stories and the film script he … Read More
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.