ABOUT ALYSON FAYE
Alyson had her first children’s novel, ‘Soldiers in the Mist’ published by Collins in 1996 and another children’s story published by GINN. Many poems of hers were published in varied small press magazines during this time or short-listed in competitions.
After a break to raise her family, Alyson joined a WEA Creative Writing class near Leeds six years ago and began to write again- beginning with a Y.A. time slip novel set in her home town of Bingley in West Yorkshire.
On the course she discovered the joys and challenges of writing Flash Fiction and began to write in this abbreviated form increasingly. Her flash fiction was published in on line magazines, short-listed in competitions (indie publisher Raging Aardvark’s ‘Twisted Tales 2016’, Tubeflash’s stories inspired by Tube stations’ names, (‘Cannon Fodder’).
Her fiction appears as downloadable stories on www.alfiedog.com, in ‘Women in Horror Annual 2’ edited by C.Rachel Katz, frequently on www.horrortree.com where Alyson is currently the most prolific and successful female contributor of fiction. In February her work will appear in the on line horror magazine The Siren’s Song, Ellipsis Issue 2 and the upcoming début anthology from Zeroflash editor David Wing.
Alyson’s debut Flash Fiction collection, ‘Badlands’, is out now from Chapeltown Books. Alyson also has a story in ‘The Best of CafeLit 6’ from the same publisher.
Alyson returned to her teaching roots last year when she began tutoring creative writing classes in Leeds and Saltaire. She has also been the flash fiction judge for Saltaire Writers’ Group competition and has co edited and proof read the Otley writing group’s anthology, ‘The Darkening Season’.
AWARDS AND COMPETITION WINS
2012 Airedale Writers' Public Competition, poem awarded Highly Commended.
2013 NAWG Competition, Commended Certificate in the Ghost Story category for 'All I Want for Christmas.'
2016 Winner of the Daggerville July flash fiction competition
2016 Winner of writer Helen Yendall’s 100 word competition (run through her site)
2017 Winner of Www.thethird-word.com bi monthly 80 word competition
2017 Horror Scribes short-listed ‘Krampus’ story as one of their final 12.
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