Our Story of the Week is a historical story from the writer Barbara Mercer. Barbara started writing as a child. She told us that at the age of ten, her first attempt at a novel featured a hard-boil

    WHAT IF YOU COULD BE SOMEBODY ELSE? The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez is Lou Gilmond’s stunning debut literary mystery novel. It’s 1960’s Mallorca and Thomas Sebastian is an English conman on the ru

    This debut collection of short stories by Helen Stancey more than rival her well received novels, Words and Common Ground. Richly poetic and entirely engaging, the stories demonstrate an exquisite un

    Looking for creative writing courses, but don’t know where to start?  Check out Fairlight’s Creative Writing School Directory – all of the major courses in the UK listed in one handy place. If

Novels, Novellas & Collections of Short Stories

LONGER FICTION

  • WHAT IF YOU COULD BE SOMEBODY ELSE? The Tale of Senyor Rodriguez is Lou Gilmond’s stunning debut literary mystery novel. It’s 1960’s Mallorca and Thomas Sebastian is an English conman on the run. Hoping to evade his creditors, he’s taken an

  • This debut collection of short stories by Helen Stancey more than rival her well received novels, Words and Common Ground. Richly poetic and entirely engaging, the stories demonstrate an exquisite understanding of human adaptation, endurance and, mo

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INTERVIEWS & BLOGS

Yesterday, September 18th, was Samuel Johnson’s 308th birthday! In honour of this revolutionary lexicographer we decided to take a closer look at hi

The idea of book crowdfunding is not a new one – book subscription services have been around for years, allowing authors and their publishers to ins

Ghostwriting is a major part of the publishing industry - with a great idea for a book but no time (or, regrettably, enough expertise) to write it, pa

We believe in promoting quality writing – the wider the better. We also love the notion of sharing the books you love with others. Considering both

Authors of Short stories and Longer fiction

Author Spotlight

  • This week, our story of the week comes from the versatile book writer, John Lee Langton. John turned to writing later in life, first taking a creative writing evening course at a local college, and then following up a couple of years later with th

  • We're delighted to be publishing book author Helen's first collection of richly poetic short stories - The Madonna of the Pool. Each story is a reflection of everyday life with its uplifting triumphs and quiet compromises, revealing the subtle intri

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