Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competitions 2013

Look out for New Short Story competitions at Sentinel Literary Quarterly, including the African Prisons Project competition judged by Alison Lock and the Quarterly Short Story competition judged by me. SENTINEL NIGERIA ALL-AFRICA SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2013 Closing Date: 28-Feb-2013 Theme: Open Length: 1500 words maximum (Excluding title) Prizes: N35,000 (1st), N20,000 (2nd), N10,000 (3rd), N4000 x 3 (High Commendation). Fees: N450 / £2.50 per […]

Seventh Quarry Magazine

Two of my poems, ‘On Mending a Lost Letter’ and ‘Blue Plums’ have just appeared in Seventh Quarry Magazine and it was lovely to get my copy of it in the post and read some of the fantastic writing featured in there.  Here’s one of the poems of mine that was published in Issue 17, Winter 2013: On Mending a Lost […]

The Argument Man in Winter

The Argument Man in Winter Play Audio: [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://www.katehorsley.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Argument_Man.mp3″] He had to be angry because it was his schtick.  You couldn’t have a happy-go-lucky Argument Man. That was the whole point, the USP. 50 cents for a disagreement A dollar for a spat. You paid up and took what you got.  Whichever side you picked, he picked the other side. He […]

Our Lives, Our Stories

I’m excited that my article, “Our Lives, Our Stories: Storytelling workshops in Uganda’s refugee camps”, has just come out in Issue 2 of Short Fiction in Theory & Practice, edited by Ailsa Cox, Alison Mcleod and Alan Wall.  The article is based on my experience of leading oral narrative workshops for displaced Acholi women in post-war Northern Uganda. Whilst I was […]

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition

I’m thrilled to be judging the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition, deadline April 2012.  Details below – Competition Details Short Stories may be on any subject or style and MUST NOT have been previously published, or posted on a website or blog. Short Stories posted on members-only writing groups for workshop purposes as part of the creative process are not […]

The TRYangle Project Short Story Competition 2011

I recently finished judging the entries for the TRYangle Project Short Story Competition 2011, a project run by Excel for Charity. The TRYangle Project is a Greenwich-based charity, with an aim to increase the safety of families who experience domestic violence and abuse by providing programmes of group work and individual counselling for men and women in London and South-East England, […]

Even Birds Are Chained To The Sky

A collection of the winning stories from The Fine Line Short Story Prize, Even Birds Are Chained To The Sky and Other Tales is now available from Amazon, who describe it as follows: Some are tales of joy and others woe; some tell of destructive lust and others slow-blooming love. They are lavish, restrained, fantastical and beguilingly everyday, drawing the reader into […]

Bliss Anthology

I had a great time reading at the Derwent Poetry Festival 2011 and met lots of lovely people.  Now I’m happy to see that the Bliss Anthology is available to buy.  Like all Templar’s publications this anthology is beautifully printed and produced and has loads of great writing in it.  The other collections that were on sale at the festival […]

Best British Crime

My short story ‘Jungle Boogie’ was originally published in the Pulp Ink Anthology, which you can buy as an ebook on amazon.  It will now be republished in The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9, which Amazon describes as follows: The must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan – the year’s top new British short stories selected by […]

Derwent Poetry Festival 2011

I’m excited to be reading at the fifth Derwent Poetry Festival in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, 11th-13th November.  My collection ‘Paper Bullets’ was a runner up in the Templar Pamphlet Competition, so some of my poems will be published in Templar’s annual anthology, Bliss.  The festival includes both new and more established Templar poets, including guest reader Mimi Khalvati.  Here’s one of the poems I’ll be […]