New Poetry - Prose and Verse
Back to poetry today on Grievous Angel and we have three poems (two of which are prose poems) in total from three writers: Marge Simon & Lorraine Schein & Beth Cato. The debate about the boundaries and distinction between prose poems and flash fiction is a topic for another day...
Grievous Angel: Poetry & Flash Fiction
Back to poetry today on Grievous Angel and we have three poems (two of which are prose poems) in total from three writers: Marge Simon + Lorraine Schein + Beth Cato
Our latest flash fiction - Witness Tampering - is proof that sometimes less is more. It is by Tom Breen, a former Associated Press journalist currently living in southern New England. Warning: this story may put you off cold cuts of meat for life!
Here's our latest flash fiction contribution - it's called Rainbow Man and is by Christine Purcell, who descibes herself as a coffee aficionado and Scrabble demon.
Now it is the turn for our debut contribution to the Grievous Angel Poetry section. The poet is Stewart C Baker an academic librarian, haikuist and speculative fiction writer. Stewart's contribution is a haiku and atmospheric tanka...
And we are off... Our first ever contribution to our new Grievous Angel Flash Fiction section is The Bell Tower by Ana Prundaru, an intriguing tale that sounds like something you might find recounted in a Medieval 'Book of Hours'.
We have been overwhelmed with Flash Fiction and Poetry submissions so apologies if you haven't heard back from us yet. We are getting there!
Urban Fantasist has now launched its new Flash Fiction and Poetry section. Called Grievous Angel we are paying professional rates for original flash fiction and poetry. Follow the drop down link on the menu for our submission guidelines.
Chronicles: Urban Fantasist-at-Large
Yesterday (18 July) we ran another freebie promotion on Amazon for the Kindle edition of Tomorrow's Ghosts. So how did we do?
Here's a quick update for everyone who submitted poetry to British Science Fiction Association's BSFA Focus #62 magazine. The zine has now been published - as soon as I get some copies, I'll mail them out to you.
Here's the latest book review in for my "Tomorrow's Ghosts"... an undercurrent of menace... puts me in mind of a modern "Wicker Man"...
It was 50 years ago today - 6th July 1964 - that The Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night" first went on general release in UK cinemas. Yes, I queued in the rain to see it.
Earlier this week (Thursday 3rd July) it was my birthday. So what crazee things did we do that day, which also seems to have been the hottest day of the year so far in South Norfolk?
Here's a short masterclass in the fine art of letter writing by the late Stanley Kubrick. They don't teach you this on creative writing courses.
Here's a link to an interesting story in Business Insider about the LAPD and their new computer-generated "predictive policing" project. Sounds familiar? Sounds like the "PreCrime" unit in the 2002 Tom Cruise sci-fi movie Minority Report?
So we all know Amazon are the slayers of independent bookshops but it seems they are also killing the big chains with Barnes & Noble just announcing that they are dumping their Nook division because their ebook sales are tanking.
No need for further explanation - we've all been here at some time.
As regular visitors to this website will have spotted, last weekend we ran another free ebook promotion via Amazon's KDP Select scheme. This allows you to drop the price of an ebook to zero for a limited period of time, so you can run a promo campaign.
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