Selected short fiction. With thanks to all the readers and editors.
blogged about some of these.) Awards and listings
Plum Skin in the NFFD anthology, RIPENING (June 2018, ISBN-13: 978-1720847779). Editors Tino Prinzi and Alison Powell.
Occasionally — flash fiction, shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award, October 2016. Included in the print anthology, TO CARRY HER HOME (Feb 2017, Paperback ISBN 978-1-912095-00-1). [ Blog.]
London — in LANDMARKS, the fourth National Flash Fiction Day anthology (June 2015, ISBN 9781514398081). Editors Calum Kerr and Angi Holden. [ Blog.]
Vinegar — in EATING MY WORDS, the third National Flash Fiction Day anthology (June 2014, ISBN 978-1500110871). Editors Calum Kerr and Holly Howitt.
A Coin, Two Coins — (June 2013). Editor Victoria Bantock. What The Dickens? Busker Anthology
Rose Petal Eyes — in , the second National Flash Fiction Day anthology (June 2013, ISBN 978-0-9572713-4-0). Editors Calum Kerr and Holly Howitt. Scraps
From 2009 to 2012 I wrote as Martha Williams.
Awards and listings
Shortlisted in the 2012 Bridport Prize, short story category.
Longlisted in the 2012 Fish flash fiction prize (A Slice Of Blue).
(microfiction) — commended in the inaugural NFFD microfiction competition, 2012 and included in the First Person anthology (May 2012, ISBN 978-1-84914-285-4). Jawbreakers
There Will Be No Lace (microfiction) — commended in the New Writer Magazine 2011 Prose and Poetry competition, microfiction category, and published in the The New Writer Magazine (July 2012, Issue #111, ISSN:1363-1667). *UPDATE* 2018: published online at Flashback Fiction.
— highly commended in the Wet Stones 9th Seán Ó Faoláin short story competition and published in Southword Journal Online, Issue 21 (Dec 2011/Jan 2012, ISSN 1649 0959).
She Could Have Given Him Strawberries — 3rd prize in the FlashStories flash fiction competition (Oct 2011). Now up at Fictionaut.
The Shallow End of the Sea — 3rd prize in Meridian short story competition (Autumn 2010). [ Meridian blog.]
Joshua’s Hand — Runner-up prize in the Cazart flash fiction competition (July 2010), published in the Summer 2010 Cazart Winners’ Anthology (p. 28).
Longlisted: 2010 Fish Short Story prize (Some Friend).
The Kodachrome Years — 1st prize in the Writers’ Forum Magazine short story competition, published in the magazine ( Dec 2009, Issue #98. ISSN 1467-2529).
The School Gate — 2nd prize in Writers Bureau short story competition (2009), published online .
The Slightest Huff — 1st prize in Meridian short story competition (Winter 2009). [ Meridian blog.] [The original site has gone.] Online publications
(flash fiction) — Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series – September Flash Special. White Smoke
(flash fiction) — Atticus Review, Aug 2011. ( Breathe In Reviewed here by Katrina Gray.)
Seven pieces of flash fiction at 52|250: , Within You Without , Granny’s Mouth , Nesh , There You Are , Eighty-eight and The Next Step . My thanks to editors Michelle Elvy, John Wentworth Chapin and Walter Bjorkman. Sand
Sand is also published in Litsnack, my thanks to editor Dan Tricarico.
Shopping List Mind — Metazen (April 2010) –
— The Pygmy Giant (July 2010). Our Stop
— A-Minor Magazine (Aug 2010). Spill
— Camroc Press Review (Aug 2010). Heading West
— Six Sentences (Aug 2010). She Frog — Six Sentences (Feb 2010) Warmed
— Wufniks (Oct 2010) No Biscuits
— Litsnack (Dec 2010). Sand
— Sleep. Snort. Fuck. (July 2010). Tears of a Trucker
Nanoism (Twitter fiction) —
3 pieces from May to Dec 2010: , Nodding , and Stiff . ( Almost Nodding was also used as the first line in a story, (Necessary Fiction, Jan 2011, First Footings series).) Nothing Good Can Come of This by Marcelle Heath
There were quite a few others. Some were lost to the land of expired litzines — Tomlit, Like Birds Lit, etc. RIP.
— The Linnet’s Wings (July 2010, ISSN 2009-2369). (Originally a print publication but can now be read in the online archive.) Nobody Told Marni Print publications