new books – 2017

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My debut poetry collection, Terms and Conditions, is now available, published by Nine Arches Press (July 2017)

ISBN 1911027220

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My third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, is now available, published by Unthank Books on May 2nd 2017. Click here for more details.





cropped-nhiwcover-213x300.pngNothing Here Is Wild, Everything Is Open (Southword Editions, 2016 –  2nd prize winner, Fool For Poetry chapbook contest) My debut poetry chapbook contains 20 poems. Find out more here >


short stories


(tangent books, 2012) A collection of 56 of my very short fictions – Find out more about the book here, including reviews etc.. >>>






(salt modern fiction, 2008) Commended, Orange Award for New Writers, 2009. A collection of short stories and very short stories, many inspired by science. Find out more about The White Road and Other Stories – excerpts, reviews, interviews and the virtual book tour >>


books on writing


A Writers & Artists Companion: Writing Short Stories co-written by me and Courttia Newland (bloomsbury, dec 2014)

eBook available –  for Kindle here and in EPUB format here. For more, visit




(Freight Books, 2015) The Einstein-inspired short story anthology I co-edited with Pippa Goldschmidt, featuring a wealth of wonderful writers, is now available from Freight Books. Find out more here>>>  eBook coming soon.

books on writing


(salt, 2013 (2nd edition)

a guide to the art of the short story, featuring chapters by many writers, including my chapter on flash fiction. For more, visit Salt.

multi-author anthologies


The End Anthology from Unthank Books, including my new short story, Loose Ends. Visit the website >>





out-of-place-cover-247x350-212x300(Spineless Wonders, 2015)

An anthology of prose poems and microfiction, including my prose poem, The Evolutionary Imperative of Laughter Is Confused. See more here >>




nature FUTURES 2
(Tor Books, 2014)

My short story, The Perfect Egg, is included in this anthology of 100 stories previously published in nature journal’s Futures section. More information here>>>



(Stone Skin Press, 2013)

My short story, You Must Remember This, is included in this anthology of stories about plotting and scheming. Authors include… Tobias S. BUCKELL  •  Jesse BULLINGTON •  Tania HERSHMAN Ekaterina SEDIA • Jonathan L. HOWARD •  Kyla Lee WARD Robyn SEALE • Laura LUSH • Nick MAMATAS • Molly TANZER John HELFERS  • Gareth RYDER-HANRAHAN Elizabeth A. VAUGHAN   •  Kathryn KUITENBROUWER ... More information here>>>



The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop’s Modern Fables
(Stone Skin Press, 2012)

My short story, The Scientist and the Tiger, is included in this anthology of 21st century Aesop’s fables: 70 writers from across the creative spectrum bring their modern sensibilities to this classic format. Zombies, dog-men and robot wasps mingle with cats, coyotes and cockroaches. Parables ranging from the punchy to the evocative, the wry to the disturbing, explore eternal human foibles, as displaced onto lemmings, trout, and racing cars. But beware— in these terse explorations of desire, envy, and power, certitude isn’t always as clear as it looks. Authors include… Robert Jackson Bennett, Jason L. Blair, Jesse Bullington, Jim Demonakos, Ray Fawkes, Matt Forbeck, Ed Greenwood, Dave Gross, Jonathan L. Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, John Kovalic, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Adam Marek, Sandy Petersen, JT Petty, Wena Poon, Richard Scarsbrook, Ekaterina Sedia, Greg Stafford, Chuck Wendig, Jim Zubkavich & more... More information here>>>



Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud
(Salt Publishing, 2012)

My short story, What Do You Do, is included in this anthology edited by Jonathan Taylor of stories designed to be read aloud –  together with stories by Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McEwan, Blake Morrison, Louis De Bernières, Adele Parks, Kate Pullinger, Adam Roberts, Michelene Wandor, Vanessa Gebbie, Judith Allnatt, Jo Baker, David Belbin, Panos Karnezis, Jane Holland, Gemma Seltzer, Ailsa Cox and Will Buckingham and others... More information here>>>



(Negative Press, 2012)

My short story, Switchgirls,was commissioned by photographer Roelof Bakker for an anthology of stories inspired by his photographs of vacant spaces in Hornsey, together with stories by Richard Beard, Andrew Blackman, SJ Butler, Myriam Frey, SL Grey, James Higgerson, Justin Hill, Nicholas Hogg, Ava Homa, Aamer Hussein, Nina Killham, Deborah Klaassen, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Claire Massey, Jan Van Mersbergen, Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende, James Miller, Mark Piggott, Mary Rechner, David Rose, Nicholas Royle, Preeta Samarasan, Jan Woolf, Evie Wyld and Xu Xi.. More information here>>>



(Comma Press, 2011)
Now available for the Kindle !

My short story, We Are All Made of Protein But Some of Us Glow More Than Others, was commissioned for Comma Press’ second science-inspired fiction anthology, Litmus, together with stories by Adam Marek, Alison MacLeod, Annie Clarkson, Stella Duffy, Kate Clanchy and more. More information here>>>



Slightly Peculiar Love Stories
(Rosa Mira Books, 2011)

My flash stories Dangerous Shoes, Think of Icebergs, Plaits and Transparent, are published in the excellent ebook, Slightly Peculiar Love Stories, alongside such fabulous authors as Craig Cliff, Tim Jones and Alex Epstein. More information here>>


On The Clock: Contemporary Short Stories About Work
(Bottom Dog Press, 2010)

My short story Evie and the Arfids is republished in the excellent book of stories about work. More information here>>


(Cinnamon Press, 2010)

My flash story, Straight Up, is included in Exposure,  an anthology or prose poetry and microfiction, in the great company of Sarah Hilary, Catherine Smith, Valerie O’Riordan, Angela Readman and Jo Cannon. Buy it now


ideas above our station
(route publishing, 2006)

On A Roll was published in Route’s Ideas Above Our Station anthology. Buy a copy from Route or The Book Depository

(route publishing, 2005)

The White Road was published in Route’s Ideas Above Our Station anthology. Buy a copy from Route or The Book Depository