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Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:38

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Short Fiction

'The significance of horses in the dreams of young girls' - second prize, Retreat West micro competition, March 2021

'Walls suitable for girls' bedrooms' - Largehearted Boy, October 2020

'The astronomical menagerie' - The Interpreter's House, issue 75, 2020

'As a child you had a recurring dream...' - Manchester Review issue 23, 2020

'Knitting pattern' - finalist, Quiet Man Dave prize 2020

'Collecting dust' - Lost Balloon journal (July 2020)

 ‘The correct hanging of game birds’ - X-R-A-Y Literary Journal (June 2020)

‘Facts of matter’ - Highly Commended in the Litro Flash Friday Competition, June 2020

'Waiting for time to catch up' - in issue 21, New Flash Fiction Review

'First man on the moon- - winner, Lunate 500 competition, May 2020

‘Heirlooms’ – LossLit, June 2019

‘The Third Favourite Wife of The Emperor’ – The Casket of Fictional Delights 2019

‘Snuffing Hearts That Burn Too Bright’ – Spelk Fiction, May 2019

‘Your Sons and Daughters Are Beyond’ – Longleaf Review, 2019

‘The names of stars’ – Retreat West, Nominated for Best of the Net 2019

What goes on in the bushes - The Cabinet of Heed, issue 16, January 2019

How can a woman sleep when the Master is in pain? - commended in Bath Flash Fiction Award 2018

Speaking in Tongues - winner of The Casket of Fictional Delights flash fiction competition 2018

Night Shifts - shortlisted for the Dorset Fiction Award 2018

The Black Dog of Peterloo, at invisibleworks.co.uk

Look Both Ways, (scroll to page 4) at scribd.com

The Mummy's Tale, at bbc.co.uk

 

Poems

 

'Now that you are not-you' - The Guardian poem of the week, 16.11.2020

'Planetary wobble' - Consilience, issue 2: Uncertainty

'Long exposure' - Dear Damsels, HOPE issue Sept 2020

‘Auto-da-fe’ - Picaroon Issue 15, March 2019. Please scroll to p. 7

‘Biography of a comet in the body of a dog’ – Riggwelter, issue 21, May 2019. Please scroll to p. 18

'Bede writes a history of the English people' - poem 5.4 of 'Poem of the North'

'A donor’s card', at gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com

'The topiary garden', (scroll to page 21) at yumpu.com

'A phase she went through', at melancholyhyperbole.com

'The sum of all meat', at ariadnethread.net

'When you grow up / Fast / Still life with parrots / Personal questions / The ghost of you / Funeral songs', at thefatdamsel.wordpress.com

'The ghost of you', at theintima.org

'Dreaming of panthers' / 'Souvenirs', at thelakepoetry.co.uk

'Defacing the currency', at thelakepoetry.co.uk

'Nursery games', at pbqmag.org

'Cocaine mummy / Dark side of moon / Sir Thomas Aston at the Deathbed of his Wife', at lamplitunderground.com

'Fixing punctures', at melancholyhyperbole.com

'Rubbing brass', at berfrois.com

'Night visitor', at switched-ongutenberg.org

'Away from it all / Wet season', at coldnoon.com

Published in Main Pages
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:20

January 2019 - short fiction highlights

Great to start the new year with a slew of short fiction highlights!

My story ‘Burning Girl’ is in the ‘Disturbing the Beast’ anthology from Boudicca Press, out February 2019.

My flash fic, ‘Your sons & your daughters are beyond’ is being published in Longleaf Review on Feb 10th 2019 http://longleafreview.com/

… flash fic ‘What goes on in the bushes’ is featured in issue 16 of The Cabinet of Heed, mid-January 2019
https://cabinetofheed.com/

I’ve been
Longlisted in TSS flash fiction competition, winter 2018
https://www.theshortstory.co.uk/flash-fiction-400/flash-fiction-results/
&
Longlisted in Reflex flash fiction competition, winter 2018
https://www.reflexfiction.com/flash-fiction-contest-schedule/

Published in News

What great news – encouraging, too!
My flash fiction “How can a woman sleep when the Master is in pain?” has just received a commendation in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, October 2018.
Judged by Nuala O’Connor. I’m delighted.

You can read it here:

https://bathflashfictionaward.com/2018/10/rosie-garland-october-2018-commended/

Published in News

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that my short story ‘Speaking in Tongues’ has won The Casket of Fictional Delights 2018 Flash Fiction Competition!

Judged by wonderful writer David Gaffney.

My story 'Speaking in Tongues' is published on The Casket of Fictional Delights website, and can be read here
https://www.thecasket.co.uk/story/speaking-in-tongues/

And you can listen to it here
https://www.thecasket.co.uk/story/speaking-in-tongues/

Full list of winners:
1st place Speaking in Tongues by Rosie Garland
2nd place Sync by Mark Farley
3rd place Floating by Mark Farley
4th place 1-2-5 by Gina Headden
5th place Bikini by Sherri Turner
6th place The Plughole Picker by Susan Carey
7th place Serendipity by Sandra Purdy
8th place Bombs, Lilies by Jason Jackson

***CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS***

more info here:
https://www.thecasket.co.uk/

Published in News
Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:51

Flash Fiction: online journal highlights 2020

Delighted to highlight some of my flash stories published in 2020.

‘The correct hanging of game birds’ in X-R-A-Y (June 2020)
Click link to read - http://x-r-a-y.com/the-correct-hanging-of-game-birds-by-rosie-garland/fiction/

‘Facts of matter’ was Highly Commended in the Litro Flash Friday Isolation Competition, 2020.
Click link to read - https://www.litro.co.uk/2020/06/highly-commended-flash-story-isolation-theme-facts-of-matter/

‘Waiting for time to catch up’ – featured in the New Flash Fiction Review ‘Disneyland is Closed’ issue 21, May 2020
http://newflashfiction.com/rosy-garland/

‘The first man on the moon’ won First prize in the Lunate 500 Flash Fiction competition, 2020.

“This is what flash can do; condense a moment, a scenario, a dream, and commit to it utterly. The details are just fantastically vivid and unexpected, harkening to an era of apothecaries, leather-bound tomes, angels and demons as corporeal as the rest of us. A delight in tiny form.” Helen McClory (judge)
Click link to read - https://lunate.co.uk/lunate500/lunate-500-winner-the-first-man-on-the-moon-by-rosie-garland

‘Heirlooms’ – in Loss Lit, issue 10 (2020)
Click link to read - http://losslit.com/feature/heirlooms/

Published in Short Stories
Flash Fiction highlights 2018-2019

‘Snuffing hearts that burn too bright’ – Spelk, May 2019
Snuffing hearts that burn too bright

Also longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions, 2020.

‘The Third Favourite Wife of The Emperor’ in Casket Fiction, 2019
Click link to read

‘The Names Of Stars’ won the Retreat West themed flash competition, Dec 2018
Click link to read 'The names of stars'
“The unexpectedness of what happens when the narrator hides in the loft during a family Christmas gathering is excellent. Love how the star signifies the distance the narrator really wants to run from her situation. And that the ending poses as many questions as it answers. Beautiful use of language too, a really light touch on a dark subject. Great stuff.”
& was nominated for Best of the Net 2019
http://www.sundresspublications.com/bestof/finalists.htm

‘Your sons & your daughters are beyond’ - Longleaf Review 2019
https://longleafreview.com/rosie-garland/

‘What goes on in the bushes’ - The Cabinet of Heed, issue 16 2019
Click link to read

‘Speaking in Tongues’ won First prize in The Casket of Fictional Delights 2018 Flash Fiction.
Click link to read 'Speaking in tongues'

Published in Short Stories
Thursday, 13 August 2020 12:37

"No Good Deed" (Retreat West Books 2019)

No Good Deed: Short stories raising funds for Indigo Volunteers

(ed: Amanda Saint & Sophie Duffy)

Includes my short story ‘Climbing Wall’.

"These funny, heart wrenching, surreal and uplifting stories on the theme of ‘Help’ are raising funds for the Indigo Volunteers charity.
Featuring stories from Clare Harvey, Susmita Bhattacharya, Joanna Campbell, Amanda Huggins, Rosie Garland, Meg Pokrass and many more, this anthology will make you laugh, cry and want to go straight out and help someone in anyway you can."

Order here - https://retreatwestbooks.com/no-good-deed/

Published in Short Stories
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:35

Discovering a Comet (Leaf Books)

Discovering a Comet - Leaf Books 2008

Includes my flash fiction "Sadie Jones Took Me Line Dancing"

http://leafbooks.co.uk/leafs-books/books/products/view/5/8.html

Published in Short Stories
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 14:17

Under The Radar - issue 21, summer 2018

Under the Radar, issue 21 (Summer 2018)

Includes my short story ‘Life on Earth’.

Under the Radar is a place for readers and writers alike to make new discoveries...
Our flagship magazine is at the heart of operations here at Nine Arches Press. It is a lively mix of the best up-and-coming and established poets and writers, as well as reviews and articles.

https://ninearchespress.com/magazine.html

Published in Short Stories
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:03

28.1.2019 - Verbose, Manchester

Verbose


Fred’s Ale House
843 Stockport Road
Levenshulme,
Manchester M19 3PW

Free event
doors are at 7.30pm

The live literature night Verbose – first event for 2019!
Come to Fred’s Ale House in Levenshulme on 28th Jan for an evening of poetry and stories about magic realism & the surreal.

Our headliners are Rosie Garland, Gaynor Jones & Michael Conley, plus all your usual open mic faves. FREE ENTRY - don't miss it!

First up - Rosie Garland: novelist, poet, singer & flash fiction writer, dubbed one of the country's finest performance poets.

Northern Writer of the Year, Gaynor Jones, is known for her strange and often surreal stories, & final headliner for Monday 28th Jan is Michael Conley. We love his hilarious and surreal poetry and short stories and can't wait to see him perform.

Verbose brings words to the ’burbs with live literature in Levenshulme.

https://www.facebook.com/VerboseMcr/

Published in Gig List

News and Events

  • Feb 2021 - short story featured in 'Queer'
    Feb 2021 - short story featured in 'Queer'

    I can safely say I never expected to share an anthology with Sappho & Oscar Wilde!
    So I’m thrilled my story ‘You’ll Do’ is featured in ‘Queer: LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday’ edited by Frank Wynne.
    https://headofzeus.com/books/9781789542332

    Queer is an unabashed and unapologetic anthology, drawing together writing from Catullus to Sappho, from Rimbaud to Anaïs Nin, and from Armistead Maupin to Alison Bechdel, translator Frank Wynne has collected a hundred of the finest works representing queer love by LGBTQ authors.
    Queer straddles the spectrum of queer experience, from Verlaine's sonnet in praise of his lover's anus and Emily Dickinson's exhortation of a woman's beauty, to Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of her coming out, Juno Dawson's reflections on gender and Oscar Wilde's 'De Profundis'.

    Written on Thursday, 01 April 2021 12:49
  • 16.11.2020: Guardian Poem of the Week - Rosie Garland
    16.11.2020: Guardian Poem of the Week - Rosie Garland

    Thrilled that 'Now that you are not-you' is Guardian Poem of the Week!

    "A very modern, secular kind of elegy reflects on death with a surprising lightness" - Carol Rumens

    "This week’s poem is from What Girls Do in the Dark, the latest collection by the multi-talented Rosie Garland. It stands alone, while extending the narrative of the short poem that immediately precedes it, Stargazer. The setting of Stargazer is a hospital bedside, where the dying patient’s visitor must navigate “the vertigo tilt / of old words like spread, outlook, time.” That poem ends with the metaphors that will be reconfigured in Now that you are not-you. “Doctors / murmur the names of new constellations / - astrocyte, hippocampus, glioblastoma – and calculate / the growth of nebulae; this rising tide of cells that climbs / the Milky Way of the spine to flood your head with light.”

    Read the whole article here...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/nov/16/poem-of-the-week-now-that-you-are-not-you-by-rosie-garland

    Written on Monday, 16 November 2020 15:28
  • 12.11.2020 - ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’ launch event – ONLINE
    12.11.2020 - ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’ launch event – ONLINE

    7.30pm GMT

    Join us to celebrate the launch of What Girls Do in the Dark by Rosie Garland, with guests Tania Hershman & Ian Humphreys
    About this Event
    Join Rosie Garland, plus guest writers Tania Hershman & Ian Humphreys to celebrate the publication of Rosie's new poetry collection What Girls Do in the Dark.
    Thursday 12th November 7.30pm (GMT)
    This event will be streamed live & can be viewed now, through the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Z7yq1Ey_U&feature=youtu.be

     

    Written on Thursday, 05 November 2020 15:48
  • Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)
    Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)

    I thought it wasn't possible to feel any more thrilled about joining Nine Arches Press
    - then I see the stunning cover of my new poetry collection, 'What Girls Do In The Dark'.
    Out October 2020
    https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

    Written on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:31
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    Manchester Confidential chooses The Night Brother as a must-read Manchester novel!

    Dystopian classics to modern crime - Nine must-read Manchester novels

    “Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone
    There’s a very good reason Manchester is a UNESCO City of Literature, as we highlighted before its bid to join the prestigious network in 2017. Innovative publishers, diverse bookshops and a lively events scene make it an unrivalled literary melting pot.

    Rosie Garland’s The Night Brother is our historical highlight
    Ever the entertainer, Rosie Garland sung in post-punk band The March Violets and now performs ‘twisted cabaret’ as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. But she’s also a literary maverick with an array of essays, short stories and poetry to her name (much of which she also reads at spoken words events citywide) and three acclaimed novels. Her latest, The Night Brother, navigates themes of gender and identity through two siblings in Victorian Manchester. Rich and Gothic, it’s a must for fans of Angela Carter.”

    https://confidentials.com/manchester/dystopian-classics-to-modern-crime-nine-must-read-manchester-novels

    Written on Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:18