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And the winner is . . . The Running Ones, by Sophie Mackintosh.

Inspired by our re-issue of four Daphne du Maurier collections this month, earlier this year we teamed up with Stylist Magazine and asked your for your chilling short stories. The entries poured in – covering everything from magical realism to mental illness – and having whittled down almost 500 entries to a shortlist of 10, our judges have finally selected a winner. […]

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Adele Parks on the changing face of love: four special short story collections

When it comes to falling in love and finding the elusive ‘one’, Adele Parks, with her trademark tell-it-as-it-is style, gets right to the heart of the dilemmas real women – and men – face in their lives. From epic, heart-warming love stories to the heartbreak of a partnership turned sour, no relationship status has been […]

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Related Categories: Bookends News

ICYMI: From the Attic VIII: Short Stories from the ’80s & ’90s (Mostly)

As previously noted, we will be republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over the coming weeks, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very important and all-too-often overlooked authors . . . Two things: 1. SFF has seemed to me to be the one […]

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Related Categories: Authors, Commentary, SF Gateway Guest Post

Stephen King short story competition: Send us your stories!

To mark publication of Stephen King’s wonderful new collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, we are teaming up with the Guardian to run a short story competition, in which King himself will pick the winner. The prize will include publication of the winning story on the Guardian books website and a chance to improve your […]

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Related Categories: Competitions, Stephen King News

From the Attic VIII: Short Stories From the ’80s & ’90s (Mostly)

Two things: 1. SFF has seemed to me to be the one place where it is as easy to discover new writers in short forms as at length. 2. I love short fiction but it doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. There are not many novels that turn somehow on a single line the […]

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Related Categories: SF Gateway Guest Post

Read ‘Lost Girls’ by Pat Cadigan

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you! Wanna read some terrific SF? What? No! It stands for ‘science fiction’! What the hell is wrong with you? Anyway, like I said: wanna read some great science fiction? For free? Yeah, course you do. So here’s what you need to do. Point your web browser at Pat Cadigan’s Facebook […]

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My Short Story Collection, Iron Mosaic, Now Out As An Ebook

And here you see the cover, as created by Gary Gibson, for my collection, Iron Mosaic, now appearing under the Brain In A Jar imprimatur, available from AmazonUK. And LO! for here is the link:  

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Got Them Ol` Magazine Rejection Blues

I know, I know, how can I possibly expect any respect if I come on here and whine about short story rejections? Yeah, well its my blog and I`ll gripe if I want to! Background – finished and revised a story, Black Fragmentaria, kinda Ballardian/steampunk condensed novel with a somewhat downer ending; didn’t really think […]

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Related Categories: Michael Cobley Posts, my publications
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Into The Lion’s Den

Nothing to do with dodgy Apprentice-style TV progs designed to make baby capitalists look cool, but….tonight, I venture forth to the regular meeting of the Glasgow SF Writers Circle wherein I shall lay down upon the altar and bare my chest to the authorial druids….okay, okay, I`m dramatising here, yet its a fairly daunting thing […]

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Related Categories: Michael Cobley Posts, Uncategorized

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