Authors

J.L. Corbett

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J.L. Corbett is the editor of Idle Ink. Her short stories have been featured in The Cabinet of HeedStorgy Magazine and Preoccupied With the History Department, and she is a staff writer for Syndicated Zine Reviews. She owns more books than she can ever possibly read and doesn’t get out much.

Twitter: @JL_Corbett

She Outruns the Humdrum

 

Richard Alexander

Richard Alexander studied Creative Writing at Winchester University and now lives in Norwich, UK with his wife and cat. He is currently working on his debut novel but also enjoys experimenting with shorter varieties of fiction when time allows (under the watchful eye of Quentin… his cat).

Twitter: @RichardA_Writer

A Weird Little Thing Called Life

 

C.R. Berry

C.R. Berry is a British author with a penchant for mystery and conspiracy and a big hard-on for time travel. His forthcoming novel, Million Eyes, is Doctor Who meets The Da Vinci Code meets 24.

Berry has been published in Phantaxis, Suspense Magazine, Storgy, Tigershark, Scribble and Metamorphose. He won second prize in the To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition 2014, was shortlisted in the Aeon Award Contest 2015, and was highly commended by Writers’ Forum in 2016.

You can follow C.R. Berry at crberryauthor.wordpress.com, or find him on Twitter and Facebook (@CRBerry1).

Operation Loch Ness

 

Robert Boucheron

Robert Boucheron grew up in Syracuse and Schenectady, New York. From 1978 to 2016, he worked as an architect in New York City and Charlottesville, Virginia. His short stories and essays appear in Fiction International, London Journal of Fiction, New Haven Review, Poydras Review, The Short Story, and other magazines.

Website: www.robertboucheron.com

Glott

 

Steve Campbell

Steve Campbell

Steve Campbell has short fiction published in places such as Sick Lit Magazine, formercactus, Twisted Sister Lit Mag, Spelk and MoonPark Review, and on his website standondog.com. He somehow finds time to manage EllipsisZine.com. You can follow him on twitter via @standondog.

Dessert Menu

Dazz

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Dazz is an illustrator and animator. His short film “The Life and Death of Amy Johnson” has been screened at the Seventy-Five Second Film Festival, and is currently on display in the Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull. His most recent work can be viewed on his Dazz Draws Facebook page.

Twitter: @Dazzmanmaggee

Facebook: Dazz Draws

Idle Ink print issue #2, Community & Exile, cover image

Illustration, “Red” by K.R. Tester

Illustration, “She Outruns the Humdrum” by J.L. Corbett

Illustration, “Sylvan” by J. Nolan-Lee

Illustration, “DRONE: A Tale of Life, Work and Chemical Lobotomy” by L.L. Kipling

 

Salvatore Difalco

Salvatore Difalco’s work has appeared in print and online. He is the author of 4 books. He splits time between Toronto and Sicily. For more: saldifalco.weebly.com

Time of the Djinns

 

Jess Doyle

Jess Doyle is an aspiring writer from North Wales. She writes short stories and flash fiction and is currently working on her debut novel. Jess has recently been shortlisted by Horror Scribe. You can find Jess on Twitter as @jcdoyley

Forget-me-not

 

Max Dunbar

Max Dunbar lives in West Yorkshire. He blogs at www.maxdunbar.wordpress.com and tweets at @MaxDunbar1.

Triptych

 

Edward Field

Edward Field

Edward Field is a writer, editor and the author of Permission to Rage: The Book on How to Complain Effectively, as well as three children’s plays currently on the South African curriculum. He writes and edits fiction, non-fiction, speeches, corporate presentations & brochures and his work has appeared in anthologies, websites and publications including The Stage, Breathe and Reflex Fiction.
 
Website: www.squircle.me
 
Twitter: @EdwardSquircle

Tim Goldstone

Tim Goldstone

Tim Goldstone lives deep in rural Wales, which is probably for the best. Material in print, online and anthologies including The New Welsh Review, Stand, Crannóg, Anti-Heroin Chic, Gloom Cupboard, Ellipsis, Ghost City Review, Cadaverous, Altered States, The Speculative Book; and forthcoming in The Cabinet of Heed, Déraciné, The Trove, Veil: Journal of Darker Musings. Prose sequence read on stage at The Hay Festival.

Twitter: @muddygold.

Alice, Maub & Alvert

 

Emily Harrison

A young writer from North Yorkshire, Emily has recently discovered that she actually likes creative writing, despite everything she may have previously said. Quite likely to be found in a local cafe drinking four cups of tea and procrastinating about her work, (someone feed her please), she can also be found on Twitter. She apologises in advance for her tweets.

Twitter: @emily__harrison

The Body Shop

 

Tara Lynn Hawk

Tara Lynn Hawk

Tara Lynn Hawk is a poet and writer whose work has appeared in Occulum, Spelk, Anti-Heroin Chic, Uut, Midnight Lane Gallery, Idle Ink, Spilling Cocoa and more.  Her second chapbook of poems, Rhetorical Wanderlust, is publishing in late January 2018  Her first, The Dead, is available on Smashwords.

Twitter: @taralynnhawk

Website: www.taralynnhawk.com

Fire

 

Matt Hornsby

Matt lives, writes and works in London, United Kingdom. His writing is a mix of the grim mundane and the grim fantastic, and has appeared in Penny Shorts and Electric Spec.

Twitter: @Matth0rnsby

Mates Don’t Grass

 

Jennifer Howard

Jennifer Howard

Jennifer Howard’s fiction has appeared in The Collagist, VQR, Blue Moon Review, the anthologies “DC Noir” and “Amazing Graces,” and elsewhere. She has published reviews, essays, and features in The Washington Post, the TLS, Humanities, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, McSweeney’s, The Boston Review, Bookforum, and other publications.

Nobody’s Home

 

Jen Hughes

Jen Hughes

Jen Hughes is a writer from Ayrshire, Scotland. She has been furiously scribbling ideas and writing elaborate stories from as early as age seven. When it comes to blogging, she hopes to make up for her lack of experience with enthusiasm (which seems to be how she approaches most jobs, funnily enough). It’s a learning journey and, in the spirit of the blogger, she’ll be documenting as much as it as possible in her monthly entries. In her fiction and poetry, she has been published in a wide variety of online journals and magazines such as The Pulp Metal Magazine, Idle Ink, McStorytellers and Ogilvie Press; as well as having read out at various open mike and spoken word events in her area. Her up-to-date portfolio of short stories, flash fictions and poems can be found on her website www.dearoctopuswriting.wordpress.com. Jen is currently studying English Literature and Flm & TV Studies in Glasgow.

Twitter: @dearoctopus4

Facebook: Dear octopus writing

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Philosophy

Showbiz Mother

Artistic Melodrama in A Minor

 

Ross Jeffery

Ross Jeffery

Ross Jeffery is a Bristol based writer and Executive Director of Books for STORGY Magazine. Most often than not found collaborating with Tomek Dzido and Anthony Self with either pen or camera. He is an avid reader of an eclectic mix of fiction and is a lover of the short story form. He is hard at work with his own collection of short stories and a novel for publication in the near future. Ross has been published online at STORGY Magazine and in print with STORGY Books Exit Earth (Daylight Breaks Through) and Project 13 Dark (Bethesda). Ross lives in south Bristol with his wife and two children.

Twitter: @Ross1982

Instagram: rossi_bozzi

Website: www.storgy.com

Judgements

 

Jake Kendall

Jake Kendall

Jake Kendall is a Creative Writing graduate from Cardiff University currently based in his hometown of Oxford. He writes about the moments where tragedy and comedy converge.

You can find him on twitter @jakendallox.

 

Rus Khomutoff

Rus Khomutoff is a neo surrealist poet in Brooklyn, New York. His writing has been featured in Erbacce, Poethead, Full of Crow, Occulum and Burning House Press. Last year he published an ebook called Immaculate Days.

Twitter: @rusdaboss

The Shallow Between to Nick Land

Catharsis Daily

 

L.L. Kipling

L.L. Kipling has recently been trying to revive his lifelong hobby of creative writing. He developed an interest in dystopian literature throughout school and college. He thinks that maybe the tutors of his generation were trying to make us more vigilant, when in actual fact it was probably just making us more nihilistic. Regardless, he has always loved the way writers take very real issues and blow them to comical proportions that we hope never ring with too much truth. This is his first published work, so he is naturally eager to hear any and all feedback.

DRONE: A Tale of Life, Work and Chemical Lobotomy

 

A.J. Kirby

A.J. Kirby is the author of the novels The Lost Boys of Prometheus City, When Elephants Walk through the Gorbals, The Magpie Trap and Paint this Town Red. His short fiction has been published across the web, and in magazines, anthologies and literary journals, as well as in two collections: The Art of Ventriloquism and Mix Tape. He was one of 20 Leeds-based authors under 40 shortlisted for the LS13 competition and his novel Paint this Town Red was shortlisted for The Guardian Not the Booker prize.

Twitter: @ajkirbyauthor

Website: www.paintthistownred.wordpress.com

Wretched is My Name

 

Aldas Krūminis

Aldas Krūminis is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Loughborough University. He was a student blogger for www.milkround.com and is one of the LSU Label Magazine editors. In his free time he writes poetry, short stories and dreams of one day publishing a book.

Twitter: @AKruminis

Website: https://thelegacy2016.wordpress.com/

Triumph Has a Hard Shell

 

D.S. Maolalaí

Diarmuid o Maolalai

DS Maolalaí recently returned to Ireland after four years away, now spending his days working dispatch for a medical supply company and his nights drinking wine. His first collection, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden, was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Twitter: @diarmo1990

Chef’s Privilege

 

J. Nolan-Lee

J Nolan Lee

J. Nolan-Lee lurks in the South East of England and runs on coffee and biscuits. She is interested in urban fantasy, coming of age stories and LGBT fiction.

Twitter: @j_nolanlee

Sylvan

 

Nick Norton

Nick Norton’s work is described by Patrick Keiller: “A joy to read, Nick Norton’s wonderful book brings a headlong, associative sensibility to the literature of landscape. I wish there were more books like it.” – Bookworks.org.uk

Nick’s short stories can be found in Shooter, Here Comes Everyone, The Happy Hypocrite, Fictive Dream, The Honest Ulsterman, Brittle Star, and elsewhere.

Website: www.nicknorton.org.uk

Twitter: @NMNorton2

Yet These Birds Do Fly

 

Charlotte Ozment

Charlotte Ozment

Charlotte Ozment lives on several acres in Texas.  She finds words hidden in the world around her and can sometimes put them to paper before they fade. Her work has appeared in many unique publications found throughout the world.

Website: Reality’s Bellow

A Rift in Our Continuums

 

Jessica Patient

Jessica Patient has recently finished redrafting her novel, and is now trying to make herself sit down and write the next one. She has had several short stories published over the past few years and the links for these can be found on her blog. She lives here on the internet: www.writerslittlehelper.blogspot.com

Twitter: @jessicapatient

Instagram: @jeckybookish

 

T. Rios

T. Rios

T. Rios is a writer. Recently, she saw a deer. She has spent enough time in urban centres to consider this a magical experience. She blogs at www.teenagecrusade.com, and can be found on Twitter @InSetsofThree.

From the Collected Works of the Eighty-First Mother Superior of the Noble and Holy Order of Sacred Sisters of the Three-Eyed Outcast and His Eldritch Brethren

 

Joseph Sale

Joseph Sale

Joseph Sale is a novelist, writing coach, and student of Japanese. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. Since, he has authored Seven Dark Stars, Across the Bitter Sea, Orifice, The Meaning of the Dark, Nekyia and more.

He writes for GameSpew, and has an enduring love of video-games. His short fiction has appeared most recently in Tales from the Shadow Booth, edited by Dan Coxon, as well as in Silver Blade, Fiction Vortex, Nonbinary Review, Edgar Allan Poet and Storgy Magazine. In 2017 he was nominated for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ prize.

Twitter: @josephwordsmith, @project13dark

Website: themindflayer.com

The Heaviness of All Things

 

Hannah Stevens

Hannah Stevens

Hannah is a short story and flash fiction writer currently based in Leicester in the UK. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Leicester, works part-time in the voluntary sector and lives with her house-rabbit Agatha.

For a list of her publications and research interests you can visit her website here: www.hannahstevenswriter.com. You can also find her on twitter: @Stevens_Han

 

K.R. Tester

K.R. Tester is a short, Irish ball of frustration, living in the South East, eternally wondering how one does ‘stand there like a lemon’. Lemons do not stand. She feels lied to.

Red

 

Aviva Treger

Aviva Treger

Aviva Treger was born in Hastings, UK. She studied History at UCL then later trained as an actor with Questors Theatre in Ealing. She’s a new writer, with three short stories published so far.

Wake Up To Yourself

Unturn This Stone

 

Micah Wendelborn

Micah Wendelborn

Micah Wendelborn is a sci-fi and weird fiction hobbyist writer in New Zealand, with a lingering programming interest. He runs a small worldbuilding community via Discord and oversees the site cthulist.org. “Something Strange” is his first published work. See what he’s working on via his Twitter under the guise of a home-made discord bot, @Fhinsikael.

Something Strange

 

Liz Xifaras

Liz Xifaras

Liz Xifaras lives and writes in Warwickshire. Her work has been selected for Penguin’s WriteNow Live, shortlisted for the Curtis Brown Yesterday Scholarship, awarded Third Prize in the Remastered Words Competition and placed and shortlisted in numerous others. Find her on Twitter @LizXifaras.

“The Weight on Your Shoulder” won third prize in the 2016 Remastered Words Competition and is available as part of an audio anthology.

The Weight on Your Shoulder

 

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