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***NORTHERN WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018***

 

“Jones’ style is hypnotic and arrestingly beautiful”                                   – Storgy magazine

 

I am a freelance writer based in the North West. In 2018 I won the Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award at Belfast Book Festival and was named ‘Northern Writer of The Year’ at the Northern Soul Awards. My short fiction has been nominated for many accolades including the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions and Best of The Net . I have two stories featured in the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction and my award-winning story, The Thing Between Your Legs, was longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50. My self-published flash fiction pamphlet, Business As Usual, received a special mention in the 2019 Saboteur Awards. In 2019 I won first prize in the 12th Bath Flash Fiction Award and third prize in the Anton Chekhov Award for Short Fiction. I am currently seeking a publisher for my debut short story collection, Girls Who Get Taken.

 

“Gaynor Jones is one of the most exciting voices today. Her unique speculative vision, articulated with equal parts humour and pathos, transforms images of everyday life into a modern mythology”               – Mary Lynn Reed & Lesley C. Weston, MoonPark Review

 

I am a regular performer at spoken word nights in Manchester and a champion of the short fiction scene in the North West. I have written and performed bespoke pieces for the Not Quite Light Festival and the Words and Music Festival and performed at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe with For Books’ Sake.

In April 2019 I attended the Liminal Residency’s Alton Towers Resort alternative writing residency, in the company of Claire Fuller, SJ Bradley, Alison Powell & Julia Deakin.

I have been a reader for lit mags and a first reader for the TSS and Brighton Prize short story competitions. I am currently a judge for the London Independent Short Story Prize (LISP).

 

“Gaynor’s writing is richly lyrical and evocative, drawing you to familiar events and places but with a dash of the unsettling”                                      – Rebecca Williams

 

I love writing. performing, talking and teaching. If you would like to book me for an event or workshop, have me judge a competition, or commission a piece of work please get in touch to discuss fees and availability.

 

“Gaynor Jones is one of the most exciting voices today. Her unique speculative vision, articulated with equal parts humour and pathos, transforms images of everyday life into a modern mythology”               – Mary Lynn Reed & Lesley C. Weston, MoonPark Review

Originally posted 2018-06-04 15:55:29.


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