Markets… (Feel free to suggest your own resources)

Thresholds – (wonderful site run by Chichester Uni)

NAWE – (National Association of Writers in Education)

JBWB – (Jacqui Bennet Writer’s Bureau)

Craft Books

Cox, Ailsa – Writing Short Stories

Dobbs, S – Creative Writing for Creative People (Beginners)

Goldberg, Natalie – Writing Down the Bones

King, Stephen – On Writing

Short story collections

Ashworth, AJ. Somewhere else or Even Here

Evers, Stuart. Ten Stories about Smoking.

Hershman, Tania. The White Road.

Macleod, Alison. Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction.

Mort, Graham. Touch.

Various. Voices.

Various. Take a Leap.

Online short stories

Hershman, Tania (a sample of some of her work)

Marek, Adam. Remember the Bride who got Stung?

Simpson, Helen. Homework.

Stokes, Ashley. selection of short stories.

Various. National Flash Fiction Day. (great resource for flash)

Short story publishers

Unthank (also publish novels etc)

Salt  (have some amazing prizes – deadline October)

Some of my favourite books (and my book)

Camus, Albert. The Outsider

Dobbs, Sarah. Killing Daniel

Murakami, Ryu. In the Miso Soup

Robinson, Ray. Electricity

Sinisalo, Johanna. Troll: A Love Story

Winman, Sarah. When God was a Rabbit

Further Study

Creative Writing the Artist’ Way (bespoke online and local (Manchester and Lancashire) courses; manuscript appraisals)

The Open University – A215 (Intermediate Creative Writing), A363 (Advanced Creative Writing) – a lot of tutor feedback on these courses, approx. 4-5 assignments per module plus a final.

Unthank School of Writing (national short courses by published authors; mentoring)


Brit Writers

The Short Review (short story review site)

Andrew Cowie on Creative Writing (UEA Senior Lecturer, author of Pig)

Creative Writing the Artist’s Way (distance writing courses that I co-run with a colleague)

Crime Fiction Lover (an excellent crime and thriller site for fans, features a wide variety of reviews)

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