Short Stories

Competitions

In 2017, Megan Taylor’s short story, Winter Break was a prize-winning runner-up for The Brighton Prize and made the longlist in the Bath Short Story Award.  Her story, ‘Mouse’, won the Furious Gazelle’s 2017 Halloween competition and Touched was shortlisted in the Walter Swan Short Story Prize 2017-18.

Megan’s collection, The Woman Under the Ground and Other Stories (Weathervane Press), features stories placed in several other contests. Bones was shortlisted in the Synaesthesia Competition 2014 and Berrycake shortlisted in the Writers’ Forum Competition 2014 and longlisted in the Cinnamon Press Short Story Competition 2013. Rash was shortlisted in the Willesden Herald Competition 2014, ‘On the Island’ longlisted in BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines Competition 2014 and Coach Trip Highly Commended in the Manchester Fiction Prize 2013. In 2013, she was also a runner-up in Tin House’s Shirley Jackson Competition.

Publications

Due for release in 2018

Playing Out in Calligram Magazine

Your Neighbour’s Packages in Dark Lane Anthology Volume Seven

Exposing the Dead in Occult Detective Quarterly

Waiting for the Rat, released as a beautiful individual chapbook from TSS Publishing

Published Stories

The Girls in Neon

Touched in May You, The Walter Swan Short Story Prize Anthology 2017-18

Your Skin in The Sirens Call Ezine #38

Winter Break included in The Brighton Prize Anthology 2017

Fox-holed, online at STORGY

Double Exposures, online at Mere Mortal

Meredith, online at Dissections, the Journal of Contemporary Horror

Drift included in Dark Lane Anthology: Volume Six (LuLu, 2018)

Dragon included in Small Acts of Kindness (Nottingham Peacebuilders, 2017)

Mouse, online at The Furious Gazelle

In the Dirt, Under the Trees included in Into the Woods (Hic Dragones, 2017)

Fever reprinted in Monster (Laundrette Books, 2016)

Here We Are Again included in These Seven (Five Leaves Publications, 2015)

Rash included in Willesden Herald New Short Stories 8 (Pretend Genius Press, 2014)

The Woman Under the Ground included in Weird Love (Pandril Press, 2013)

For more on Megan’s short fiction, please visit The Woman Under the Ground and Anthologies pages