Allison Symes and published works 640 VERSION

Allison writes fairy tales with bite  especially as flash fiction and short stories. She has two flash fiction collections published by Chapeltown Books.

These are From Light to Dark and Back Again (http://mybook.to/FromLightDarkBackAgai) and Tripping The Flash Fantastic (http://mybook.to/TrippingFlashFantastic).  She is also published online and in print by Bridge House Publishing and CafeLit amongst others.

She is thrilled to be one of the winners of the Waterloo Arts Festival writing competition three years in a row and has work in their books To Be…To Become, Transforming Being, and Transforming Communities. Her stories often appear on Cafelit and she is delighted to be in some of the annual anthologies, the most recent being The Best of Cafelit 9.

She blogs regularly on Chandlers Ford Today often on topics of interest to writers and interviews authors regularly. See her page at http://chandlersfordtoday.co.uk/author/allison-symes/

Allison’s website can be found at https://allisonsymescollectedworks.com/ where, as well as her blog, she has a trailers and interviews page. If you would like “tasters” of flash fiction stories, do check out her two book trailers here.

Allison is a regular visitor to the Winchester Writers’ Festival and the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School.  She has run workshops, including one specifically on flash fiction, for the Southampton Writers’ Circle.She is a member of the P.G. Wodehouse Society (UK), the Association of Christian Writers, the Society of Authors, and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

She loves reading and writing and cannot imagine a world without books.

For a list of her publications, do check out her Amazon Author Central page at http://author.to/AllisonSymesAuthorCent

Tripping the Flash Fantastic Medium



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Tripping the Flash Fantastic - Chapeltown Books


From Light to Dark and Back Again - Chapeltown Books


Baubles - Bridge House


Alternative Renditions - Bridge House


The Best of Cafelit 4 - Chapeltown Books 


The Best of Cafelit 5 - Chapeltown Books


Limerick Nation - Iron Press




Commended Certificate for a short story in one of Winchester Writers’ Festival’s  annual writing competitions. 

The Trouble With Mother, was long-listed in the Bridge House Debut Novel Competition. 

2nd  prize in Writers’ News First Line competition with Life is What You Make It. 2011

Can You Hear Me? also short-listed in 2011  Writer's News First Line Competiton

Got You, was one of seven tales to make it to the finals of the Brit Writers’ Award 2011 in their short story category. 

The Help Supplier short-listed in the Winchester Writers’ Conference 2011 Short Story Competition




Chandler’s Ford Today Blog Posts:  http://chandlersfordtoday.co.uk/author/allison-symes/

See Allison's work here.