About The Night Brother – FORTHCOMING FROM BOROUGH PRESS JUNE 1st 2017 From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a dazzling and provocative new novel of adventure, mystery and belonging. The Night Brother shifts tantalisingly between day and night, exploring questions of identity, sexual equality and…
Rosie Garland's extraordinary tale is a story of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death and will bewitch both new readers and fans of her much-loved debut, The Palace of Curiosities. It was nominated for the Green Carnation Prize, 2014. 'Vixen' is a fine example of how…
Winner of the Mslexia Novel Competition 2012, longlisted for The Desmond Elliott Prize 2013 and the Polari First Prize for First Book 2014. It was also winner of the Cooperative Bank 'Loved By You' LGBT Book of the Year 2013. "Gentlemen and Ladies! You have come on a very special…
Now available!Rosie Garland’s new collection of poems, ‘As In Judy’. Flapjack Press, 2016 I wish to express heartfelt gratitude to Char March for her generous editorial input, without which this collection would be far weaker.And to Ruth Fainlight, for her inspiring suggestion that ‘As In Judy’ would make a great…
Dark in the Day Dark in the Day is an anthology of weird fiction, penned by established writers and also those new to the genre – the latter being authors who are, or were, students of Creative Writing at Staffordshire University, where editor Storm Constantine occasionally delivers guest lectures. Her…
The Black Dog of Peterloo Guest post from Rosie Garland. Commissioned for Halloween 2015.Read the full text here:Click to go to Invisible Works site Read an excerpt below… “A Manchester Encounter, or, The Black Dog of PeterlooFrom an unpublished and anonymous letter now in the collection of the Portico Library,…
Things I Did While I Was Dead - Flapjack Press, 2010 Click to purchase book at Flapjack Press Reviews: ‘Peerless and passionate award-winning poetry’ Powerfully articulating themes as diverse as relationships, childhood, serial-killers and gender, this passionate and thought-provoking collection showcases Rosie's affecting and award-winning poetry. "Candid, tender and surprising,…
Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny, Edited by Hannah Kate (Hic Dragones 2012) Feral, vicious, fierce and lost… the she-wolf is a strange creature of the night. Attractive to some; repulsive to others, she stalks the fringes of our world as though it were her prey. She is…
Room With A Partial View - The Sandhopper Lover and other Stories (Cinnamon Press) I was still determined to go, even without you. The flight from Stansted blurred into every other flight I had taken from there; the coach transfer from Pisa was held up by road works. By the…
Sadie Jones Took Me Line Dancing, Discovering a Comet (Leaf Books, 2008) EXCERPT: Sadie Jones is a cowgirl. She’s my mum’s new friend, but isn’t like a mother. She’s got this thing she does with her eyes: you know she’s never changed a nappy. My mum has taken up dancing.…
Femmes of Power: Exploding Queer Femininities, Del La Grace Volcano & Ulrika Dahl, (Serpent's Tail 2008) What is femme? French for woman? A feminine lesbian? A queer girl who loves to dress up? Think again! Going beyond identity politics and the pleasures of plumage, Femmes of Power captures a diverse…
Ballista speculative short fiction journal was published twice a year from 2006-2009. It presented deliciously inventive and chilling tales considering the supernatural, psychological, macabre, SF or just the downright bizarre. sold out http://www.flapjackpress.co.uk/page16.htm Visiting Hour, Ballista Issue 1 (Flapjack Press, 2006) Visiting Hour Ben only went once, the first Sunday afternoon. She'd been…
Occupational Therapies without Borders - Volume 2 (Elsevier 2010) Eds, Kronenberg, Pollard & Sakellariou Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders…
ACTS OF PASSION, eds Nina Rapi & Maya Chowdhry (Routledge 1998) The first volume to focus exclusively on lesbian performance work, Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender, and Performance draws on the experiences and expertise of a wide range of lesbian practitioners and theorists to explore the impact and influences of…
Everything Must Go Everything Must Go - Holland Park Press, 2012 Read one of the poems here: A donor’s card "There’s nothing here that I’ll be needing.I don’t do souvenirs. No grave-goods,no grave. No-one will do their back indigging me a hole; nor have the job of unpeeling rotten carnations…
 OUT OF PRINT Creatures of the Night - performance poetry Published by purpleprosepress, 2003 under Rosie Garland's stage name of Rosie Lugosi. Published as part of Rosie's residency at 'Creatures of the Night' at greenroom Manchester, Manchester's longest running poetry slam.Including poems such as 'Two Queens', published in Mslexia magazine.…
Terminus - Necrologue (Diva Books, 2003) The day I died, you were the first to notice. I would say, you were the one to find me, but I wasn't lost. I was on the bus, on my way into town. Knew exactly where I was going; meeting Pat for lunch…
Rides with Strangers (Velvet magazine, Autumn 2008) I don’t take rides with strangers. But you had stormed off, and I needed a breather. She wound down the window and raised her eyebrow. I wondered if she’d caught the tail-end of your tantrum. I liked the way the windows were neither…
You’ll Do, Diva Book of Short Stories (Diva Books, 2000) WINNER of LAMBDA AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION I’m driving with my girlfriend through town after fuckwit town. Just to get away, but that’s another story. We’ve left all that behind us now. She’s driving, I’m riding. She doesn’t mind, which…
BITCH LIT – ED by Maya Chowdhry & Mary Sharratt Bitch Lit features women who take the law into their own hands, who defy society’s expectations, put their own needs first and don’t feel guilty. Characters that give Lady Macbeth, Imelda Marcos and Narnia’s Snow Queen a run for their…
A Trip to the Zoo – winner, Practice To Deceive fiction competition 2007 ‘I can’t believe you’ve brought me here,’ you said, twisting the hair over your right ear. ‘I hate zoos. The whole caged animal thing.’  ‘Oh, Come on,’ I said. ‘You wanted to go to a bullfight when…
Look Both Ways – in The Art of Tying Knots (Flax Books 2007) Everyone deserves an interesting exit. Better than that bare-gums, blurred eyes, roped fingers clutching nothing, wondering why no-one looks like your children drift down into the void. That’s what decides me. Filling the tank with unleaded, calmed…
Coming Out At Night - performance poetry Published by purpleprosepress, 2005 under Rosie Garland's stage name of Rosie Lugosi Poem excerpt – “Lights Go Out The lights go out; there's a rustle of silk at the corner of earshotThe dark swims in, and ink closes over your headBack row or…