All posts by Megan Taylor

  • The Brighton Prize

    Delighted to have a short story longlisted in this year’s Brighton Prize!

  • Drift

    Thrilled to learn that my short story, ‘Drift’, has been accepted by Dark Lane Books for publication in their 6th weird fiction anthology – out this winter!

  • Keeping it Short

    I’ll be chatting short stories alongside the amazing Nicholas Royle, Alison Moore and Giselle Leeb at Nottingham’s Five Leaves Bookshop at 7pm, Tuesday 12th September.  Come along! (I’m very excited)








  • Upcoming Courses

    I’m due to be leading two Summer School courses for Nottingham Trent University very soon.

    ‘Start Writing Your Novel’ will run from 10am till 4pm, 31st July – 2nd August and ‘Short Story Success’ will be happening the following week,  7-8th August.  Both will take place at NTU’s City Campus.  For more information please visit

    And I’m very pleased that Writing East Midlands have booked me in for more short story adventures beginning in September.  Check out for more details…

  • The Bath Short Story Award 2017

    Celebrating the news that another of my recent short stories has made it onto the longlist of this year’s Bath Short Story Award!  I’m feeling incredibly grateful and excited!

  • Waiting for the Rat

    Am overjoyed and overwhelmed to have been chosen as one of TSS Publishing’s Selected Writers 2017-2018 for my short story, ‘Waiting for the Rat’.  It’s a truly awesome list to be a part of.

    ‘Waiting for the Rat’ will be released as a beautiful, limited edition chapbook in March 2018.

    Thank you tons,

  • Writing Your Novel, Term Three

    Revising and Submitting, the third term of my Novel Writing course for Writing East Midlands is due to begin on Saturday 6th May at Nottingham’s Waterstone’s.  Over the coming weeks we will  look at honing your manuscript in preparation for approaching agents and publishers.

    For more information please visit Writing School East Midands

  • Thank you, Hic Dragones…

    For a wonderful launch event last Friday, which along with some incredible live readings from Nancy Schumann, Magda Knight, Hannah Kent, Martin Cornwall and Jane Bradley, also  featured Ramsey Campbell’s wise and wonderful disembodied head on-screen!

    And thank you too for the amazing trailer

    And huge thanks, most of all, for the book, itself (AVAILABLE NOW) – every story I’ve read is stunning.  It’s a true privilege to have my ‘In the Dirt, Under the Trees’ included.

  • Launching Into the Woods

    Come and help celebrate Into the Woods, a new collection of short stories from Hic Dragones.

    Into the Woods – eighteen sinister sylvan tales

    A magical place steeped in mysticism. A foreboding place of unspeakable terror. The forest is a place of secrets, a place of knowledge, a place of death, and a place of life. What resides within its shadows? Demons, fair folk, that man the adults warned you about… and the trees. The trees are everywhere. Is it safer to stay at home? Or are you ready to take a journey… into the woods.

    “They were only trees, after all. Only trees.”

    Join us at the launch party on Friday 17th March. Readings by: Ramsey Campbell, Tracy Fahey, Jane Bradley, Magda Knight, Martin Cornwell, Hannah Kate, Megan Taylor and Nancy Schumann

    Friday, 17th March 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00
    International Anthony Burgess Foundation
    3 Cambridge Street
    United Kingdom


    Register your interest with Eventbrite or on Facebook

  • Fosseway Writers

    I had a great evening visiting Fosseway Writers last week, where we chatted short stories, submissions and I provided a slightly beastly workshop…

    Nick Rowe, from the group has blogged about it here.

    Thank you Nick, and all at Fosseway Writers for making me so welcome.  I look forward to reading more from you soon 🙂