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

David Hebblethwaite’s story-by-story review of ‘Still’

DAVID HEBBLETHEWAITE is a renowned book blogger from Yorkshire, who reviews both novels and short fiction on his blog Follow the Thread. He also writes reviews for The Huffington Post, Strange Horizons, We Love This Book and Fiction Uncovered. He’s a big supporter of the short story format and since the end of September, he has reviewed every story that appears in Still – in … Read more David Hebblethwaite’s story-by-story review of ‘Still’

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

Q&A | Jos Buivenga, type designer

Interview by Roelof Bakker JOS BUIVENGA IS A DUTCH TYPE DESIGNER who is part of a new wave of designers who publish their own typefaces. He runs type foundry Exljbris publishing beautiful typefaces with classic appeal. I discovered Buivenga’s typeface Museo when researching Dutch typefaces for the design of Still. I believe in chance encounters and … Read more Q&A | Jos Buivenga, type designer

Q&A | Ava Homa

AVA HOMA LIVES IN TORONTO, CANADA. She is a Kurdish-Iranian-Canadian writer. Her collection of short stories, Echoes From the Other Land was nominated for the 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Ava’s writings have appeared in various journals including the Toronto Quarterly, Windsor Review and the Kurdistan Tribune. She’s finishing work on a her first … Read more Q&A | Ava Homa

‘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

‘Still’ short story competition: short list announced

Many thanks to over a hundred writers who entered the Negative Press London/Foyles Still short story competition – with many wonderfully original stories submitted. The winner will be announced later today, but in the meantime these are the shortlisted ten writers (in alphabetical order), congratulations to: Jenny Adamthwaite Jonathan Aldridge AJ Ashworth Gill Blow Maureen Curran George … Read more ‘Still’ short story competition: short list announced