Entries to the writers’ competition in 2018 netted us five excellent pieces for the magazine – two joint winners, and three runners-up. So, now the dark evenings have closed in again, we think it’s a good time to run another one . . .
Nigel Jarrett is a winner of the Rhys Davies Prize for short fiction and in 2016 was announced as winner of the inaugural Templar Shorts award. His first story collection, Funderland, was published to wide acclaim, notably in the Guardian, The Independent, and The Times, and long-listed for the Edge Hill Prize. His début poetry collection, Miners At The Quarry Pool, was published by the Welsh independent Parthian in November 2013, and his first novel, Slowly Burning, by GG Books in March 2016. His second story collection, Who Killed Emil Kreisler?, was published by Cultured Llama in Autumn 2016. A former daily newspaper journalist, he now freelances, reviewing poetry for Acumen magazine, jazz for Jazz Journal, and a variety of subjects for the Wales Arts Review. He lives in Monmouthshire, and is working on his second novel.