08/06/2017

Recent short story successes by UEA alumni

‘General Impression of Size and Shape’ by Rosalind Brown (MA 2016) and ‘The Sea in Me’ by Krishan Coupland (MA 2014; current PhD) have been included in Best British Short Stories 2017, edited by Nicholas Royle and published by Salt this month. Rosalind’s story was originally published in Lighthouse in March 2016; another story by Krishan, ‘Days Necrotic’, was joint winner of the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2011. Meanwhile, Sally Tissington (MA 2006) has won the Jane Austen Writing Prize for her short story ‘Tomato Pushing Girl’. Sophia Veltfort (MA 2014) recently published her first short story ‘Taking Things’ in Alaska Quarterly Review and has since had work accepted for publication in Saturday Evening Post (online) and J Journal: New Writing on Justice. Another of her stories ‘Bishop Street’ has won the Post Road Flash Fiction Contest. ‘Interlude Between Waves’ by Liz Hambrick (MA 2014) is to be published in the summer edition of The Cardiff Review, and ‘Burnout’ by current MA student Tim Smyth is to be published in the inaugural issue of Ink Magazine.

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