Left hand column: Reverse Engineering short story anthology cover. Right hand image: three scratch marks against a white backdrop. Scratch Books at the bottom.

Introducing Scratch Books

Tom Coganhan Editing at Bandit Fiction teaches you a few things. In the years I’ve worked here, I’ve got to read some brilliant stories, and some less than amazing stories. It’s made me question what makes a good short story. How would you attempt to write something brilliant? How would you know if you had achieved it? Because they are so various, one amazing story … Continue reading Introducing Scratch Books

Our Latest Volunteering Opportunities

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

Join Our Team – Marketing and Social Media

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

An interview with… ELIZABETH SUGGS & JONATHAN J. REDDOCH FROM COLLECTIVE TALES PUBLISHING

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:
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

Interview: Sandra Arnold

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

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!

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