Today I've got good news and bad news. First, the bad news. The excellent Writing Short Fiction site, which is full of news and tips, may soon be no more due to the ill-health of the man behind it, Bruce Harris, who has decided he needs to save his energy for his own work. Unless someone offers to take it over in the next week or two, it will go. Find out more at
    The better news is that Plasma Frequency Magazine is probably going to be resurrected. The magazine, which published speculative fiction, had its account hacked earlier this year, leading to its closure. I was privileged to have my story, 'Job Satisfaction', in issue three. The people behind PFM are now hoping to start publishing again and are running a Kickstarter campaign to get it off the ground. Find the details at
    The good news, no, the excellent news is that my one-act play, Antarctica, has been highly commended in the Walter Swan Trust Award. This is the inaugural competition of the trust, which was set up in memory of playwright Walter Swan to promote the creation of new drama. There are two categories, for under-18s and adults. The winning and highly commended entries will receive a rehearsed reading at Ilkley Playhouse on Friday 4th December and a full performance at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds on Monday 7th December. I'm thrilled that Antarctica is included. It will be directed by Yvette Huddleston, so it's in good hands.You can find out more about the trust at As soon as I know more about the production I'll pass the news on.