Category Archives: short stories

The year of telling stories

2016 is the year that lots of things changed for me, as a writer and as a publisher, and it all started in December 2015. I was talking to Sheila Wakefield about some of my experiences in the world of … Continue reading

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Getting On

The title story in my new short story pamphlet (available from the Red Squirrel Press website folks) features an old man reflecting on his own experience of ageing. I’ve made him slightly older than me, and it’s fiction of course. … Continue reading

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Writing short stories

I’ve been very discontented with my poetry writing lately. The few poems I’ve managed to finish this year have left me dissatisfied and unsure, and I’ve not been sending anything out to magazines for ages. I know I’ve got other … Continue reading

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New book

I picked up the new Calder Wood Press book from the printers this afternoon. They’ve made a good job of it. Now to send off the legal deposit copies, fill in the New Book Information form, send out the review … Continue reading

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Publishing

Literary publishing is an odd business. I was talking to James Robertson about pamphlet publishing last year – he runs Kettillonia as well as being a fine novelist and poet. He said it was usually more difficult to sell fiction … Continue reading

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