How does a publisher decide which submissions are good and which aren’t? What makes something ‘publishable’? And, perhaps more importantly, what makes something ‘unpublishable’? Continue reading How The Bandit Submissions Process Works
We’re excited about what the year ahead of us has in store. There’s a lot of projects we’d love to dip our toe into. To do this properly, to do each project justice, we’re doing possibly our largest single volunteer recruitment drive since we first started. The Roles We’re Looking To Fill Project Lead – for annual prose and poetry awards Project Lead – for … Continue reading Our Latest Volunteering Opportunities
Bandit Fiction is growing faster than I’d ever have expected. To me, it’s still that exciting venture started by myself and a few friends, but the reality is we’re much more than that now. We’ve published close to 200 different writers and poems (with more already agreed to publish in the coming weeks), and we’re receiving more submissions (and high-quality submissions) than ever before. Which … Continue reading Join Our Team – Marketing and Social Media
JONATHAN J. REDDOCH:
Jonathan is a father, a copy editor, a test developer, an academic, and a lifelong learner. He rarely dabbles in writing horror but loves to read it and watch it and occasionally live it. He is the Associate editor in the anthology.
He and his business partner, Elizabeth Suggs, started a company Collective Tales Publishing to publish authors in anthologies. He has worked in publishing and editing for over fifteen years.
When he’s not writing or working on the business, he hangs out with his two adorable daughters and watches superhero, horror, and drama movies.
Elizabeth Suggs is a writer, an editor, and a leader in the writing community. She obsessively writes each morning, lunch, and evening. When she’s not writing, she’s leading a group of writers through bi-weekly workshops on feedback and focused writing. She believes these meetings help writers understand themselves in the world and better prepare them for major publishers.
She and her business partner, Jonathan Reddoch, started a company Collective Tales Publishing to publish authors in anthologies. She is also published in a podcast, a poetry journal, with news agencies, and several anthologies.
Outside of writing, Elizabeth devours literature through reading or listening. She tries any genre once, but she especially loves classics, horror, sci-fi, and psychology texts. Sometimes she even listens to audiobooks while playing games because she can stay productive that way. Continue reading An interview with… ELIZABETH SUGGS & JONATHAN J. REDDOCH FROM COLLECTIVE TALES PUBLISHING
This year has been shit. Let’s get that out there from the start; after all, it’s not a secret we’re trying to hide. 2020 has been shit. Many of us have struggled through the lockdown months, fighting to keep our mental health in check while unable to spend time with friends and family. This year, more than any other, World Mental Health Day seems more … Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2020
Sandra Arnold is an award-winning writer who lives in New Zealand. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from CQ University, Australia. She is the author of a book on parental bereavement, Sing no Sad Songs and two novels, Tomorrow’s Empire and A Distraction of Opposites. Her short stories and essays have been widely published in New Zealand and internationally. Her flash fiction appears in … Continue reading Interview: Sandra Arnold
, I wanted to write a dark fairy story around a theme of loss. I had the initial idea about a grieving mother finding a book on her child’s bookshelf that she didn’t buy, and it leading into a fantastical mystery. I also wanted to leave it open ended enough, so there is room for interpretation as to whether or not what she believes happened actually did. Continue reading Interview: Joe Butler
I wrote the short story for an assignment at university. I always worry about ideas and when the next one will come along. This one started as a daydream about my childhood. My brother and I used to build dens, they were never more than a bit of old carpet but they seemed amazing at the time. Continue reading Interview: Lily Hawkes
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!
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