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Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:38

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Short Fiction

'Love measured in rabbits' - Bear Creek Gazette, issue 3, May 2021

'The significance of horses in the dreams of young girls' - second prize, Retreat West micro competition, March 2021

'Walls suitable for girls' bedrooms' - Largehearted Boy, October 2020

'The astronomical menagerie' - The Interpreter's House, issue 75, 2020

'As a child you had a recurring dream...' - Manchester Review issue 23, 2020

'Knitting pattern' - finalist, Quiet Man Dave prize 2020

'Collecting dust' - Lost Balloon journal (July 2020)

 ‘The correct hanging of game birds’ - X-R-A-Y Literary Journal (June 2020)

‘Facts of matter’ - Highly Commended in the Litro Flash Friday Competition, June 2020

'Waiting for time to catch up' - in issue 21, New Flash Fiction Review

'First man on the moon- - winner, Lunate 500 competition, May 2020

‘Heirlooms’ – LossLit, June 2019

‘The Third Favourite Wife of The Emperor’ – The Casket of Fictional Delights 2019

‘Snuffing Hearts That Burn Too Bright’ – Spelk Fiction, May 2019

‘Your Sons and Daughters Are Beyond’ – Longleaf Review, 2019

‘The names of stars’ – Retreat West, Nominated for Best of the Net 2019

What goes on in the bushes - The Cabinet of Heed, issue 16, January 2019

How can a woman sleep when the Master is in pain? - commended in Bath Flash Fiction Award 2018

Speaking in Tongues - winner of The Casket of Fictional Delights flash fiction competition 2018

The Black Dog of Peterloo, at invisibleworks.co.uk

Look Both Ways, (scroll to page 4) at scribd.com

The Mummy's Tale, at bbc.co.uk

 

Poems

 

'Now that you are not-you' - The Guardian poem of the week, 16.11.2020

'Planetary wobble' - Consilience, issue 2: Uncertainty

'Long exposure' - Dear Damsels, HOPE issue Sept 2020

‘Auto-da-fe’ - Picaroon Issue 15, March 2019. Please scroll to p. 7

‘Biography of a comet in the body of a dog’ – Riggwelter, issue 21, May 2019. Please scroll to p. 18

'Bede writes a history of the English people' - poem 5.4 of 'Poem of the North'

'A donor’s card', at gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com

'The topiary garden', (scroll to page 21) at yumpu.com

'A phase she went through', at melancholyhyperbole.com

'The sum of all meat', at ariadnethread.net

'When you grow up / Fast / Still life with parrots / Personal questions / The ghost of you / Funeral songs', at thefatdamsel.wordpress.com

'The ghost of you', at theintima.org

'Dreaming of panthers' / 'Souvenirs', at thelakepoetry.co.uk

'Defacing the currency', at thelakepoetry.co.uk

'Nursery games', at pbqmag.org

'Cocaine mummy / Dark side of moon / Sir Thomas Aston at the Deathbed of his Wife', at lamplitunderground.com

'Fixing punctures', at melancholyhyperbole.com

'Rubbing brass', at berfrois.com

'Night visitor', at switched-ongutenberg.org

'Away from it all / Wet season', at coldnoon.com

Published in Main Pages
Flash Fiction highlights 2018-2019

‘Snuffing hearts that burn too bright’ – Spelk, May 2019
Snuffing hearts that burn too bright

Also longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions, 2020.

‘The Third Favourite Wife of The Emperor’ in Casket Fiction, 2019
Click link to read

‘The Names Of Stars’ won the Retreat West themed flash competition, Dec 2018
Click link to read 'The names of stars'
“The unexpectedness of what happens when the narrator hides in the loft during a family Christmas gathering is excellent. Love how the star signifies the distance the narrator really wants to run from her situation. And that the ending poses as many questions as it answers. Beautiful use of language too, a really light touch on a dark subject. Great stuff.”
& was nominated for Best of the Net 2019
http://www.sundresspublications.com/bestof/finalists.htm

‘Your sons & your daughters are beyond’ - Longleaf Review 2019
https://longleafreview.com/rosie-garland/

‘What goes on in the bushes’ - The Cabinet of Heed, issue 16 2019
Click link to read

‘Speaking in Tongues’ won First prize in The Casket of Fictional Delights 2018 Flash Fiction.
Click link to read 'Speaking in tongues'

Published in Short Stories
Thursday, 13 August 2020 12:37

"No Good Deed" (Retreat West Books 2019)

No Good Deed: Short stories raising funds for Indigo Volunteers

(ed: Amanda Saint & Sophie Duffy)

Includes my short story ‘Climbing Wall’.

"These funny, heart wrenching, surreal and uplifting stories on the theme of ‘Help’ are raising funds for the Indigo Volunteers charity.
Featuring stories from Clare Harvey, Susmita Bhattacharya, Joanna Campbell, Amanda Huggins, Rosie Garland, Meg Pokrass and many more, this anthology will make you laugh, cry and want to go straight out and help someone in anyway you can."

Order here - https://retreatwestbooks.com/no-good-deed/

Published in Short Stories
Retreat West Flash Fiction Festival

Saturday 17th September
Online event

14.00 – 15.00 Workshop

Collaborative Flash Writing with Meg Pokrass and Rosie Garland

Discover the creative potential of working with another writer. A workshop exploring the creative duet of collaborative writing, and how and where to begin. Using a variety of readings and discussion, Meg Pokrass & Rosie Garland will introduce participants to collaborative writing. Their collaborative flash fictions have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best Small Fictions 2022. They will draw on their own experience of building a successful writing partnership, with insights on how it can be done. With plenty of time for participants’ questions, they will reflect on the positives & potential pitfalls of writing collaboratively – not forgetting the sheer darn fun.

Meg is the author of six flash fiction collections, an award-winning collection of prose poetry, two novellas-in-flash and a collection of microfiction, ‘Spinning to Mars’ – recipient of the Blue Light Book Award in 2020. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Washington Square Review, Wigleaf, Waxwing and McSweeney’s. She is the Series Founder and Co-Editor of Best Microfiction.

Writer and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie writes poetry, prose and things that fall between & outside. Her latest collection ‘What Girls do the Dark’ (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021, & Val McDermid has named her one of the UK’s most compelling LGBT+ writers. Her story “The Hanging of Game Birds” was selected for inclusion in Best Microfiction 2021.

https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/online-flash-fest/

Published in Gig List