Category Archives: On Writing: Short Stories

Shock Room reviews Home and Hearth

1912502_10152349104439813_635754832_nThe very talented S.P. Miskowski reviews my Spectral Press chapbook, Home and Hearth, over in the Shock Room.

Go here.

I mean, please go here.

“Angela Slatter’s gift is for making what is strange seem plausible. She brings that gift to bear upon
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New work: The October Widow

Edwin Austin Abbey's "Young Woman in the Woods"

Edwin Austin Abbey’s “Young Woman in the Woods”

So, my first new words after the break are on a short horror story called “The October Widow”.

The October Widow knew herself hunted, though she’d caught no
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Black-Winged Angels

BWA-ARC-coverI’m so pleased to announce that Black-Winged Angels will be released as a limited hard cover edition by Ticonderoga Publications in August this year!

This was the collection I wrote for my MA, and it’s only ever been available as an ebook
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Why do the voices in my head never tell me to go to Paris?

bartIt’s unfair, really. As a writer, there are a lot of voices in my head – fortunately for you all, I channel their suggestions into my writing. Otherwise: man, we’d all be in trouble.

I started a story last night, which is provisionally entitled
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years-best-fantasy-and-horror-v3-slideThe ToC for the latest YBAF&H (yes, you *should* sing that to the tune of “YMCA”) has been released into the community – on parole, really, with little chance of it respecting its good behaviour bond. With fiction from the likes of Margo
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One Small Step

The lovely Tehani of FableCroft has announced the ToC for her new (early) 2013 anthology, One Small Step. Happy to see quite a few friends in this one!

You’ll note a story by Lisa Hannett and I, “By
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An Invitation

Hello there.

I suppose you’re wondering why I’ve called you all here today. Well, it’s about a launch. The launch of our (Lisa L Hannett and moi) new book, Midnight and Moonshine, which is being published by the very
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Galleys! Galleys!

So excited! Galleys for Midnight and Moonshine are here and ready for the final read-over.


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To Write a Novel, You Really Need to Finish One

One of the best things I’ve listened to recently is Justin Cronin’s craft talks on writing.

Go to the Tube of You.

It’s totally worth it.

And the above bit of advice? Particularly apposite at the moment as I’m finishing Brisneyland by Night.

Rough Music

As I work my way through the TBR pile, I’m finally getting to the rest of the Spectral Press chapbooks. The reading for the other night was Simon Kurt Unsworth’s wonderfully strange Rough Music.

There’s a great cadence to
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