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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

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Thrilled to announce that ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’, my poetry collection with Nine Arches Press, has been shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021, the UK’s only literary award for LGBTQ+ literature.

It’s a huge honour!

The Polari Prize 2021 shortlist:
• Dragman - Steven Appleby (Vintage)
• The Air Year - Caroline Bird (Carcanet)
• The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle - Neil Blackmore (Windmill)
• What Girls Do in the Dark - Rosie Garland (Nine Arches Press)
• The Ministry of Guidance - Golnoosh Nour (Muswell Press)
• No Modernism Without Lesbians - Diana Souhami (Head of Zeus)

Author, Polari Prize founder and Chair of Judges, Paul Burston said: “ This year’s shortlists are our most diverse ever, with a wide variety of writers working across different genres to explore the intersections between sexuality, gender, race, class, religion and more. These 12 remarkable books include tales of resilience and celebration, love and pride, exploring the LGBTQ+ experience with emotional honesty, humour, passion and joy.”

https://fmcm.co.uk/news/polari-prize-2021-shortlists-announced

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Thrilled to be nominated for The Polari Prize 2021, for 'What Girls Do in the Dark'.

And such a stellar list, too!

The Polari Prize 2021 Longlists
Now in its tenth year, the Polari Prize is the UK’s first and largest LGBTQ+ book award. Established to promote writing that explores the LGBTQ+ experience, Polari also focuses on amplifying diverse voices through a series of literary events, including the regularly touring Polari Salon.

https://www.waterstones.com/category/cultural-highlights/book-awards/the-polari-prize

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Thrilled to be your guide for online, Behind the scenes video tours of Manchester's 5 Heritage Libraries!

For the Festival of Libraries - 9-13 June 2021 - but available anytime, ONLINE - click the link below.
All ages welcome, Free

"Join Manchester writer Rosie Garland as she guides you through the libraries of Manchester, going behind the scenes with intimate tours and lots of fun along the way.
Or perhaps you’d rather get outside and enjoy the summer sunshine by taking our self-guided walking tours? Whether you’re a Manchester libraries aficionado or you’ve never ventured inside any of them before, you will learn something fascinating!

We’ve got extra special tours with novelist and poet Rosie Garland available to view right here. Featuring our heritage libraries: Central Library, Chetham’s Library, John Rylands Library and Research Institute, The Portico Library plus the brand new Manchester Poetry Library (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) which we know you’re keen to see before it opens to the public later this year!"

https://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/event/tours-and-trails-with-rosie-garland/

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Thursday, 01 April 2021 12:49

Feb 2021 - short story featured in 'Queer'

I can safely say I never expected to share an anthology with Sappho & Oscar Wilde!
So I’m thrilled my story ‘You’ll Do’ is featured in ‘Queer: LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday’ edited by Frank Wynne.
https://headofzeus.com/books/9781789542332

Queer is an unabashed and unapologetic anthology, drawing together writing from Catullus to Sappho, from Rimbaud to Anaïs Nin, and from Armistead Maupin to Alison Bechdel, translator Frank Wynne has collected a hundred of the finest works representing queer love by LGBTQ authors.
Queer straddles the spectrum of queer experience, from Verlaine's sonnet in praise of his lover's anus and Emily Dickinson's exhortation of a woman's beauty, to Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of her coming out, Juno Dawson's reflections on gender and Oscar Wilde's 'De Profundis'.

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I thought it wasn't possible to feel any more thrilled about joining Nine Arches Press
- then I see the stunning cover of my new poetry collection, 'What Girls Do In The Dark'.
Out October 2020
https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

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An unexpected & encouraging piece of news!
Northern Soul has selected 'The Night Brother' as a Best Northern Read

Desmond Bullen, Northern Soul writer
“In days that can seem desolate and uncertain, there’s a lot to be said for windows into a better world and, ultimately, joyfully, that is exactly the view that The Night Brother by Rosie Garland affords. Not that its window seat is cheaply achieved. Far from it.
Rooted with disbelief-suspending specificity in Manchester at the end of the 19th century, Garland’s novel blossoms compellingly from the exquisite simplicity of its central conceit, one which owes the tiniest debt to the 1971 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde. Edie and her brother Gnome are joined in a very particular symbiosis, so that their singular sibling rivalry threatens to be the undoing of both. Themes that could be leaden in other hands emerge from the premise with a beautiful lightness of touch, developing into a persuasive fable of inclusivity and self-acceptance. This is a book that sings a rainbow at its end.”


https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/books-best-northern-reads-part-one/

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New collection forthcoming in October 2020 from Nine Arches Press

I’m thrilled to be on the 2020 list of Nine Arches Press!
I’m in the company of a fantastic group of poets. I couldn’t be happier.

https://www.ninearchespress.com/about-us/news.html

“Midlands-based independent poetry publisher Nine Arches Press, which achieved Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, will publish eleven new books of poetry in 2020, from a mix of established and emerging poets from across the UK and across the world…

Acclaimed novelist Rosie Garland will also join the 2020 list in October with her third full collection of poems What Girls Do in the Dark, a book alive with galactic, glimmering energy. Rosie’s award-winning short and long fiction, poems and essays have been widely anthologised and in 2019 she was selected by Val McDermid as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK.”

Image: Poets confirmed for the Nine Arches Press 2020 list
Top: l-r: Jennifer Wong, Rishi Dastidar, Abegail Morley, Geraldine Clarkson, Nina Mingya Powles.
Bottom: l-r: Peter Kahn, Maria Taylor, Gregory Leadbetter, Rosie Garland, Kate Fox

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I’m thrilled to announce that Val McDermid has selected me as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today!

Val said: “These writers are writing for everyone. These are not words for a niche readership. These are not writings for a ghetto. These are the works of writers who have something to say that can be – and should be – heard by as many people as possible.”

She continued: “Auden was wrong when he claimed “poetry makes nothing happen”. Words do change the world, reader by reader. They open our eyes, they provoke thought. The work of these 10 writers… will awaken in us fresh delight in the wonder of words.”

The list was commissioned by the National Centre for Writing and British Council, supported by Arts Council England as part of a two-year programme to promote writing from the UK to an international audience. It also includes the amazing Colette Bryce, Juno Dawson, Juliet Jacques, Keith Jarrett, Kirsty Logan, Andrew McMillan, Fiona Mozley, Mary Paulson-Ellis & Luke Turner.

The Guardian - The Word Is Out. Val McDermid selects Britain's 10 most outstanding lgbtq writers

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