Q&A | James Miller

JAMES MILLER LIVES IN LONDON and is the author of the acclaimed literary thrillers Lost Boys (Little, Brown 2008) and Sunshine State (Little, Brown 2010). He teaches creative writing and English literature at Kingston University. His story ‘From the Archive’ is an academic spoof set in the future in which fragments from the First Digital Age (2000-2037) are … Read more Q&A | James Miller

Q&A | Myriam Frey

MYRIAM FREY LIVES IN OLTEN, SWITZERLAND. She’s an illustrator, translator and writer (and a local MP). Her short stories have appeared in Ambit Magazine and online at Paraxis.org. For Still she wrote ‘The Staircase Treatment’ a playful story set in the staircase of an apartment block. Where do you write? In summer, it’s either the back … Read more Q&A | Myriam Frey

Negative Press London and Foyles launch short story competition

Negative Press London and Foyles have launched a short story competition This is an open competition, so anyone is invited to submit their writing (although terms and conditions apply). In line with the approach of Still, the idea is to write a story inspired by the photograph below, however loose the connection (500 words max). … Read more Negative Press London and Foyles launch short story competition

Q&A | SJ Butler

SJ BUTLER LIVES IN EAST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM. Her first published short story, ‘The Swimmer’, appeared in The Warwick Review and in Best British Short Stories 2011 (Salt Publishing, 2011). She has since had stories published in Paraxis, Litro and Untitled. As a member of the ReAuthoring project, she creates work for live literature events. … Read more Q&A | SJ Butler

Q&A | Mark Piggott

MARK PIGGOTT IS FROM ARCHWAY, NORTH LONDON. His first two novels, Fire Horses and Out of Office, were published by Legend Press. His short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including 3:AM and Pulp Books. For Still, he has written a new story ‘Midnight Hollow’, in which a caretaker returns to the place he used … Read more Q&A | Mark Piggott

Q&A | Jan Woolf

JAN WOOLF IS A WRITER AND REVIEWER WHO LIVES IN LONDON. Her first book Fugues on a Funny Bone, a collection of short stories, was published by Muswell Press in 2010. She’s currently putting the finishing touches to a novel based on the memoirs of a Polish painter. The story ‘Ten a Day’ revisits the concept of … Read more Q&A | Jan Woolf

Q&A | Andrew Blackman

ANDREW BLACKMAN CURRENTLY LIVES IN BARBADOS. His debut novel On the Holloway Road (Legend Press, 2009) won the Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize. Blackman was the first writer Roelof Bakker approached. His immediate enthusiasm helped kickstart Still. His novel, A Virtual Love, will be published in 2013. … Read more Q&A | Andrew Blackman

Q&A | Tania Hershman

In the first of a series of interviews with writers from Still, Tania Hershman talks about her life as a writer and her approach to the story she wrote for Still. TANIA HERSHMAN LIVES IN BRISTOL. Her first book, The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008), was commended in the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers, … Read more Q&A | Tania Hershman

How interesting projects come about

The book Still probably would never have happened, if it wasn’t for the enthusiasm of Andrew Blackman, the first writer that photographer Roelof Bakker contacted. There’s an inspiring post on his blog on how interesting projects come about. The post also explains how Blackman helped kickstart Still. ANDREW BLACKMAN WEBSITE

Contributing writers announced

There are twenty-six writers contributing new short stories to Still and they are from all over the globe or have roots in many places, including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Writers are in alphabetical order: Richard Beard, Andrew Blackman, SJ Butler, Myriam Frey, SL Grey, … Read more Contributing writers announced