Story | ‘Waiting To Go On’ by Gill Blow

The second posting of short-listed stories from the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition is ‘Waiting To Go On’ by Gill Blow – a writer from Lincolnshire. The story is her first attempt at writing flash fiction. For the competition, writers were invited to contribute a new story (maximum 500 words) inspired by the photograph, ‘The … Read more Story | ‘Waiting To Go On’ by Gill Blow

Story | ‘Chopin in the Dust’ by Tim Sutton

The first posting of short-listed stories from the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition is by Tim Sutton – a composer and lyricist from east London. [hr] Chopin in the Dust The woman from the theatre left three messages. So grateful… perfect for the… (What was it?)… some Chekhov on a shoestring. She had said she would come … Read more Story | ‘Chopin in the Dust’ by Tim Sutton

Q&A | AJ Ashworth, winner of the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition

Interview by Roelof Bakker  Today is the end of this year’s National Short Story Week, a perfect occasion to post an interview with AJ Ashworth – winner of the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition and writer of the award-winning short story collection, Somewhere Else, or Even Here (Salt, 2011). I found your story ‘Piano’ – winner of the Negative … Read more Q&A | AJ Ashworth, winner of the Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition

‘Still’ competition: winning story ‘Piano’ by AJ Ashworth

Negative Press London is excited to post the winning story of the Still/Negative Press London/Foyles short story competition. To celebrate the publication of Still, writers were invited to write a story up to 500 words, inspired by the photograph ‘The Stage (Piano)’ by Roelof Bakker. The winning story, ‘Piano’, is written by AJ Ashworth and … Read more ‘Still’ competition: winning story ‘Piano’ by AJ Ashworth

‘Still’ short story competition: A.J. Ashworth announced as winner

A big thank you to everyone for submitting stories to the Still short story competition organised by Negative Press London and Foyles – London’s iconic independent bookseller. All the entries were read by Roelof Bakker (editor, Still) and Lisa Bywater (local marketing manager, Foyles) who together selected a shortlist of ten stories. These ten stories … Read more ‘Still’ short story competition: A.J. Ashworth announced as winner