The Leeds Writers and Poets Anthology was been shortlisted for the National Association of Writers' groups Anthology prize 2017.
We were also shortlisted in 2015, the only other time we have submitted. You can buy that anthology here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/leeds-writers-and-poets/leeds-letters-2015/paperback/product-22134805.html
Mark James Barrett
- Mark's novel Dreams of the Black Butterfly is now available for purchase on Amazon and boasts an average review score of 4.3 out of 5 stars. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreams-Black-Butterfly-James-Barrett/dp/1785890549
- Mark was shortlisted for the International Aeon Short Story Award, and placed in the top 6 shortlist of Albedo One with The Jenny Museum. Read it here: http://www.albedo1.com/albedo-2-0-fiction-showcase-8-summer-2014-the-jenny-museum-by-mark-j-barrett/
- Adam's novel: Talking Wounded is available via Dandylion Publishing: http://dandylionpublishing.co.uk/books/item/talking-wounded.html
- His short stories have been published in the anthology Eating My Words and on the websites 1000 Words, Brilliant Flash Fiction and Flash Frontier.
- You can keep up with him here: http://adamjwolstenholme.blogspot.co.uk/
- Katja has been shortlisted for the HE Bates Short Story award and published in the Wyrd Stories Anthology and on the Ether Books App.
She has had work published on the following online and print publications:
- http://www.dimeshowreview.com/my-first-queen-by-katja-kaine/ This story was also selected for the print anthology, which is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1981594329/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1513487793&sr=8-4&keywords=dime+show+review
- You can read her short stories, ramblings and rantings on her blog: https://katjalkaine.com/
- Published a short story in 'May You', the anthology for the 2018 Walter Swan Prize: http://www.valleypressuk.com/book/107/may_you__the_walter_swan_prize_anthology called She Went out for Milk One Morning and Only Came back the Previous Day
- Toilet-based horror short story "The Unnatural Call" is published in Grotesque Magazine's latest issue: http://www.grotesque-magazine.com/grotesque-volume-2-issue-3/. If you feel like buying a copy, here's an affiliate link: https://payhip.com/b/Qq7N/af5ba4ba5c5fc77
- You can read more of his work on his blog: https://write.as/andrey-p/
Kevin is a prolific writer with a growing reputation across a range of avenues in Yorkshire and beyond. Achievements include:
- Featured on Made in Leeds TV show The Lowdown. (A reading and interview)
- Shortlisted to six out of over two hundred northern writers by New Writing North for BBC radio 3 show The Verb (Verb New Voices, 2017 – 2018)
- Selected for the Playwright One course at West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2017
- Hand-picked for FUSE (The year long mentoring program at West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2017 – 2018)
- Acted on stage performing a short story as a monologue as part of Leeds Stories at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
- Several small acting roles in independent and big budget movies such as "Suicide Kelly" and "Official Secrets" (The latter starring Keira Knightly)
- Nightfall published in online magazine Fictive Dream.
- Read on the Podcast "The Short Story Cast"
- Published in the Anthology "Mad Like Me: Tormented tales from tormented minds"
- He has also run a range of workshops at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Libraries, Roundhay Primary School and more.