This annual series aims to reprint the best short stories published across various mediums throughout the last calendar year, from anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites; by British writers, based in the UK or elsewhere.
Published by Salt, who actively seeks out talent, that is capable of connecting with, and exciting, informed and passionate readerships.
Edited by Nicholas Royle
Mancunian author of seven novels, and a short story collection Mortality. Royle has edited numerous anthologies and runs Nightjar Press who specialise in limited edition, short story chapbooks. He teaches Creative Writing at MMU.
With Readings by
Ailsa Cox; Her stories have been published in the collection The Real Louise and in numerous other magazines and anthologies. She is a Reader in English and Writing at Edge Hill University, where she co-ordinates the Edge Hill Prize for Short Story and Edge Hill’s practice-based Narrative Research Group.
Elizabeth Baines; writer of prose fiction and plays. Baines has won prizes for her stories and plays including the Giles Cooper Best Radio Play Award, her novels The Birth Machine and Too Many Magpies and short story collection Balancing on the Edge of the World are both published by Salt.
Claire Dean; A project maker, workshop facilitator and writer whose short stories have been widely published, Dean gives talks and creates projects that explore wonder and seek out the hidden extraordinary in the places we live with a particular passion for fairy tales, folklore, myth and science. She is an alumna of Edge Hill’s Creative Writing MA.
Vicki Jarrett; is a novelist and short story writer from Edinburgh. Her short fiction has been widely published and broadcast on BBX Radio 4 and Radio Somerset, and shortlisted for the Manchester Fiction Prize and Bridport Prize. She fits fiction writing in between family and work and occasional sleep.
Richard Knight; writes both children’s and adult fiction. His short stories for adults have been published by Comma Press, Biscuit Publishing and Arc Publications, broadcasted on BBC Radio 4, and shortlisted for the Fish International Prize and the Manchester Fiction Prize