Interview: Alycia Barboza

Alycia Barboza is a fiction writer currently living in Knoxville, Tennessee with her partner and their two cats. She is in the process of obtaining degrees in creative writing and cultural studies and spends her weekends playing Dungeons and Dragons. When she’s not busy attempting to finish her first novel, she watches reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and drinks a lot of craft beer. … Continue reading Interview: Alycia Barboza

The Blind Leading the Blind

Hello Readers, I mentioned a little while ago that I’d be talking about my experiences as President of a Creative Writing Society at university. Consider this the first episode of sorts, where I’ll be talking about how I came to be involved with the society in the first place, before I became the President. During the opening stages of first year, I, as well as … Continue reading The Blind Leading the Blind

Our First Birthday!

Hi everyone! Today marks the one year anniversary of Bandit Fiction being in existence – one year today the URL for the website was purchased and, as a group, we started inviting visitors into our little publishing world of short fiction. To celebrate this, Bandit’s got a few special announcements and offers coming up throughout the day (follow us on Twitter to keep abreast of those), but … Continue reading Our First Birthday!

Every Story Has A Beginning…

Hi guys! My name’s Dan. I’m a freelance editor for Bandit Fiction, and starting today, I’ll be rambling here as well. Given that the theme we’re currently accepting entries for is writers in education (as an aside, if that interests you, you can find more info here; https://banditfiction.co.uk/writers), it seems fitting for me to tell you a little of the experience of guiding so many … Continue reading Every Story Has A Beginning…

Interview: Maria Clark

We’re very pleased to bring you an interview with Maria Clark, whose story ‘Letters of Love’ was shortlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award 2018. You can pick up Maria’s story, as well as the other stories shortlisted here. Maria Clark I began writing by accident. The day I could hold a pen to paper and form words against the white was the day I wrote … Continue reading Interview: Maria Clark

Interview: Marion Todd

The second is our series of interviews with writers longlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award, we’re very pleased to be able to ask a few questions of Marion Todd. If you like what she says below (and you should, she’s awesome), you can check her out at @MarionETodd on Twitter. Enjoy! Tell us a little about yourself My home is in North East Fife, … Continue reading Interview: Marion Todd

Interview: Kristien Potgieter

In the first of two recent interviews, we were lucky enough to as a few questions of Kristien Potgieter, a writer and editor from Johannesburg, South Africa, who has recently been longlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award. Kristien has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she was also a UEA Booker Scholar, and she has previously worked as a teacher, … Continue reading Interview: Kristien Potgieter

Interview: Jason Jawando

In anticipation of the release of our first podcast on Tuesday, we’re pleased to bring to you an interview with Jason Jawando, whose story Confusion will be one of three stories featured. Currently studying an MA in Creative Writing with the Open University, Jason has been published in a number of other literary journals and magazines, including Aesthetica, Crannog, and Ranfurly Review, and in January 2018 read one of his … Continue reading Interview: Jason Jawando