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  • Abhishek Pandeyar

    Abhishek Pandeyar is a writer and dreamer who belongs to the scenic mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India. Weaving stories while sitting in his suburban household is his only passion. Having lost his elder brother at a young age, he hopes to provide the same solace from his stories to the world, which he gets by putting them into words. Currently, he is working on desensitising depression and mental health; a taboo in Indian society. His Read more [...]

  • Abi Hynes

    Abi Hynes is a drama and fiction writer based in Manchester. Her fiction has been published in a variety of places, online and in print, including Litro, syntax & salt, Flash Fiction Magazine and other publications, and she was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Bath Novella-in-Flash Award. Her plays have been performed across the UK. Abi has been writing stories and poetry for as long as she can remember, and books and theatre were a Read more [...]

  • Ailsa Cox

    Ailsa Cox was born in the West Midlands but has spent most of her life in North West England. She’s currently based in Liverpool, and is Professor of Short Fiction at Edge Hill University, where she runs the MA Creative Writing. Ailsa first started writing when she was a child because her teacher said she was good at it. She was hopeless at most other things – art, needlework, PE and so forth, so she Read more [...]

  • Amy Kitcher

    Amy Kitcher has been a waitress, a teacher, a shop assistant, a lobbyist, and a politician. She has camped in the Sahara, lived in a Parisian apartment reputedly haunted by a monk and survived being run over by a pensioner. She loves travelling, reading and board games – any form of escapism really, which is what led her, inevitably, to writing. New Year’s Eve at the Nun’s Purse is her first published story and she Read more [...]

  • Andrew Dicker

    Andrew Dicker was born in London, where he also went to medical school. His career has been in general practice in rural England and Hong Kong. In 1991 he started a new NHS practice in Westminster, London, from which he retired a couple of years ago. He now lives in Buckinghamshire. Having enjoyed writing academic articles and book chapters professionally, Andrew decided to learn about creative writing with the Open University and Faber Academy. He Read more [...]

  • B A McHallam

    B A McHallam has had a varied career path during her working life. She worked in a bank for thirty-one years before taking early retirement from her role as a Bank Manager. From there she became a mature student. Barbara gained a BA and Masters degrees in history at the University of Central Lancashire before going on to work at a local Further Education college. After being made redundant from the position, she worked on Read more [...]

  • Barbara Mercer

    Barbara Mercer was born and grew up in Manchester. She read English at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has worked as a designer and editor in various publishing companies, with a specialism in art, photography, film and graphics. She is an exhibited artist, with works shown at the Southbank Centre, History of Science Museum, University of Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, and with a touring show in London, Bath and Dublin with the William Blake Read more [...]

  • Biycekizi

    Biycekizi is a short story writer based in America and the author of Ghazi.   Q: If you could travel in the past, which of the great writers would you like to meet and why? A: Tolstoy, because of his patience.   Q: What id the first book you remember reading, or being read to as a child? A: War and Peace   Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If so, what is it? Read more [...]