Polly has a new story ‘A Miracle of Rare Device’ in the collection ‘Listening with Non-Human Others’. The book is an ‘extensively illustrated collection of essays, stories, songs, drawings, and colour photographs explores creative ways of listening with the materials, energies and vitality of non-human life.’
Available to buy or as a free download here: http://www.authorityresearch.net/essay-collection-listening-with-non-human-others.html
Charlie has a story in this anthology of ‘weird fiction’, the seventh in a series that Peter Straub describes as: ‘a smart, soulful, illuminating investigation of the many forms and tactics available to those writers involved in one of our moment’s most interesting and necessary projects, that of opening up horror literature to every sort of formal interrogation. It is a beautiful and courageous series.’
Funny Bone: Flashing for Comic Relief is out today (23/3/17). Flash fictions are stories under 1,000 words, and are sometimes called short shorts. A fantastic line up of authors including Roddy Doyle, Bernard McLaverty and Lydia Davis, and all for a good cause.
Annie has also started to write under another name – Abi Oliver, and Abi’s first book is also out in April. A New Map of Love is set over the hot summer of 1964. Country antique dealer George Baxter is newly widowed and looking for love.
‘A collection of dark, urban tales: the pros and cons of stealing a pensioner, a mothers prison visit, incipient love and roller skating, the guilt of a brothers death, and a past love burnt out by rioting. Stories that deal with loss, longing and hope.
Garrie Fletcher writes about the gaps between lives, the pauses between stations and the static hiss of the city. The moments he captures are fleeting and easily missed, but resonate like a steel string plucked above a pickup, distorted and electric.’