I got an email on Sunday telling me that a short little flash fiction piece I wrote last spring has been shortlisted for the new flash fiction section of the Bridport Prize. This is massively exciting - I won't get any cash and the story won't get published in the anthology (I already know it hasn't gone on to win), but it's a very fancy prize and getting on the shortlist is a really excellent pat on the back for me. So, yay for that! And congratulations to all the other shortlistees in the flash, poetry and short story categories, some of whom I know via twitter and my writing group. Big up everyone!
Second, a story that PANK were lovely enough to publish online last year, The Girl In The Glass, is having a second outing in a new e-book anthology, Chamber Four. This is a new venture designed to highlight good writing on the web, and my story was recommended to the editors by Roxane Gay, of PANK fame, so thanks a million, Roxane! The new anthology's available for free download and check out the website for details of specific formats for the Kindle and whatnot. It'll also be available as a print-on-demand paperback in the future (printing costs will apply) - again, more details on the website. It's a pretty cool venture, though; Sarah Salway's in there too.
That's it for now - otherwise, I'm rocking life as a bookseller, though I'm missing my student lie-ins.