We're so proud to be able to work with some fantastic artists.
From Lovecraftian horror to modern social parody, Issue One is wonderful (though maybe we're a little biased)
Check out the 12 amazing authors who've let us publish their stories.
Hannah is currently studying art history, but dreams of being an artist herself. She spends her time reading books and whenever possible, wandering about outdoors, making sketches and watercolours.
Hannah has created the cover artwork for Issue One, and the accompanying artwork for You Get There.
Rosna Sachdev is currently a student at the University of Reading studying Art and Psychology. She spends her time creating art, reading countless books, watching TV shows or dreaming about traveling the world.
Rosna has created the accompanying artwork for William's Birthday.
Lynn Bushell began writing short stories in 2015 to support her work as an artist. The following year she won a prize in The London Magazine's short story competition. Her novel 'Painted Ladies' - set in the studio of the artist Pierre Bonnard during the 1st World War, is due for publication in the autumn by Sandstone Press. She lives for six months of the year in Normandy, the setting for most of her paintings.
A.J. Kirby is the author of the novels The Lost Boys of Prometheus City, When Elephants walk through the Gorbals, Paint this Town Red, Bully, Perfect World and Sharkways. His short fiction has been published across the web, and in magazines, anthologies and literary journals, as well as in three collections: Trickier & Treatier, The Art of Ventriloquism and Mix Tape. He lives in Leeds with his partner Heidi, and children Leon and Peggy.
David Oakley is a mature student currently in the final stages of the MA Creative Writing course at Sheffield Hallam University. With a background in pure mathematics, he plays the french horn, grows alpine plants and writes about emotionally incompetent people. His writing influences are many, and include Marquez, Flaubert and P.G. Wodehouse.
Kyle J. Durrant was born in 1997 and raised in East Anglia, though has spent most of his life exploring other worlds, and studied A-Level Creative Writing. He is a fan of superheroes, fantasy universes and macabre realities, though has a soft spot for cooking and music. When not writing he is either escaping into video games or working as a teaching assistant.
His top authors include Tolkien, George R.R Martin, Lovecraft, Raymond E. Feist and Andrzej Sapkowski amongst others.
He has self-published two books – ‘Sanguine Town: Under the Moon’ and ‘A Drop of Nightshade’ – with plans to publish more in future.
Facebook: Kyle J Durrant
Matt has been writing for 2 years, he is fascinated by psychology, cooking and all things nerdy. He currently lives in London and writes science fiction and horror in the form of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. His writing explores the darker side of human nature and takes a step outside the comfort of every day situations to find out what could be happening behind closed doors.
Ceinwen lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been published in web magazines and print anthologies. These include Fiction on the Web, Literally Stories, Alliterati, Stepaway, Poets Speak (whilst they still can), Three Drops from the Cauldron, Obsessed with Pipework, Picaroon, Amaryllis, Algebra of Owls, Write to be Counted, The Lake, Ink, Sweat and Tears and Riggwelter, with work coming up in Prole and Atrium. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University in December 2017. She believes everyone’s voice counts.
Maria Alejandra Barrios is a writer born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She has lived in Bogotá and Manchester, where she completed a Masters degree in Creative Writing from The University of Manchester. Her story 'Luna' was shortlisted in 2017's Bare Fiction competition in London, and her fiction is forthcoming in Reservoir Journal and Bethelem Writers Group. The Vermont Studio Centre has supported her work with a residency in March of 2018.
Maria writes about immigration, in-betweenness and coming-of-age. She writes fiction in English and Spanish.
Jamie recently completed his PhD in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. Not satisfied with the number of rejections he receives in academia, he's decided, sensibly, to write fiction as well. He has had some very short stories published on fiftywordstories.com, fridayflashfiction.com, and now in Bandit Fiction.
Luke Newell is a poet, author and filmmaker from Wolverhampton. Currently in his second year at the University of Birmingham, his work has been published by the 1888 centre, The Good Men Project and the Heavy Feather Review. He is currently writing his debut novel.
Andrew Murphy was an unfortunate looking child and was often mistaken for a girl, which upset him. His favourite pastime is hiding from people. He is the author of the novel Honest? and the popular science book How To Boggle Your Mind (under the nom de plume E.P. Nutt), both written for young adults and both published on the Apple iBook store.
Since he's old school he prefers to communicate by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Williams is a former starving musician who transformed into a starving poet and writer in 2015, entirely by mistake. He lives in Leeds and appears regularly at events in Yorkshire and beyond. He has been published in numerous anthologies and in magazines online and in print. In 2017 he won the prestigious Open Mic Competition at Ilkley Literature Festival and had his debut poetry pamphlet, ‘Killing the Piano’, published by Half Moon Books.