‘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

Q&A | David Rose

DAVID ROSE LIVES IN ASHFORD. He was forty when his debut story was published in the Literary Review. He has since had around three dozen stories published in literary magazines and anthologies, as well as a mini-collection, Stripe. His first novel, Vault, was published in 2011 (Salt Publishing) and a new story, ‘Puck’ has just … Read more Q&A | David Rose

Q&A | Nicholas Royle

NICHOLAS ROYLE LIVES IN MANCHESTER. He’s the author of a short story collection, two novellas and six novels and has edited fourteen anthologies, including the acclaimed series, The Best British Short Stories 2011 and 2012 (Salt). His novel, First Novel, is due to be published by Jonathan Cape in 2013. Royle also runs his own … Read more Q&A | Nicholas Royle

Q&A | Aamer Hussein

AAMER HUSSEIN LIVES IN LONDON. He was born in Karachi and moved to London in 1970. His stories have since been widely anthologised and translated into Italian, French, Arabic and Japanese. He has published five collections of short fiction, including Insomnia (2007), and two novels, Another Gulmohar Tree and The Cloud Messenger. He will be reading … Read more Q&A | Aamer Hussein

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