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Kelvin M. Knight

 

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

Confucius

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Reviews - Short Story Anthologies

TLBofNWsummarypageThe Little Book of Northern Women by J.Y.Saville

The cover of this anthology blends the rigidness of the past with the bright lines of the present. This ‘theme’ is evident in the nine short stories enclosed; indeed, it is captured by the anthology title. If you are a male reader, do not be put off by the fact there are nine female protagonists for

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AMIMFSInstruction Manual For Swallowing by Adam Marek

Adam Marek’s first wide scale appearance was in the Bridport Prize anthology 2003 and again in 2005. Many of his stories have been shortlisted for a variety of awards. This first collection contains a mixture of 14 such stories spanning 209 pages.

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SOBTSRThe Silence Room by Sean O'Brien

Sean O’Brien has predominately made his name writing, researching and editing poetry. This is his first anthology of short stories. Fear not, of the 15 stories (spanning 202 pages) nearly two thirds have been published in other anthologies. Curiously, there is no

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HSCConstitutional by Helen Simpson

Tthe short stories in Helen Simpson’s latest anthology are brimming with contrasting characters, who have all manner of adversities hurled at them, yet they survive. Reading the stories is like holding a mirror to yourself, to your daily bump and grind, and seeing how you survive.

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placeholder5Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales by Garry Kilworth

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placeholder4Voices edited by Sarah Dobbs

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placeholder9The Sandhopper Lover edited by Rowan B. Fortune

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placeholder8The Visitors edited by Rowan B. Fortune

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placeholder3The Bristol Short Story Anthology (Volume 2)

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placeholder10The Bristol Short Story Anthology (Volume 1)

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placeholder11One Book Many Brisbanes

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placeholder12disLOCATIONS edited by Ian Whates

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placeholder13Time Pieces edited by Ian Watson and Ian Whates

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What's New?

On May 4th 2013, I attend the innaugural Newcastle Writing Conference in The Great Hall, Nothumbria University. Stephen May's not a keynote speech is inspriational: “If you are a writer who doesn’t write, you will always be a bit miserable... write because you HAVE to.” And this quote got a resounding YES from the agents, editors and publishers present: “There is a secret to getting an agent. Write a good book, send it, wait. There are no secret passwords.”

Short story "Luke's Sketches" published by Cinnamon Press in the anthology "The Book of Euclid & other stories & poems" edited by Rowan B. Fortune.

Review of short story anthology "The Little Book of Northern Women" given thumbs up by the author J. Y. Saville.

Haiku "Flock to a Shepherd" shortlisted by Cathy Galvin and Louise Doughty for the Word Factory TV.

Article "Bagpuss" published by The Fine Line in the anthology "The I Word" edited by Kate Gould.

Short story "Plank, Tank, Sock, Gloves" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in December for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Short story "Be Prepared" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in August for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Short story "Luke's Sketches" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in May for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Short story "Flock to a Shepherd" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in February for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Review of "Life! Death! Prizes!" given thumbs up by the author Stephen May.

Short story "Fun and Games" shortlisted by New Writing North for the Newcastle Journal.

Review of "Dreamer's Cat" given thumbs up by the author Stephen Leather.

Review of "TAG" given thumbs up by the author Stephen May.

Short story "Shadow Pains" long listed for the Aeon Award competition.

Short story "Lessons in Love" long listed for the Aeon Award competition.

Short story "Saint Christopher" published by the Writers' Forum magazine.

Short story "Aim High, Reach Higher" shortlisted by the Writers' Forum magazine.

Short story "Paper Dinosaur" shortlisted by the Writers' Forum magazine.

Short story "Shepherd Thy Flock" won Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau spring competition.

Short story "Blackbeck" came third in Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau winter competition.

 

 

 

 

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