Cornish Short Stories is here!

We are delighted to announce the publication of Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing. Our official publication date is 2 April and pre-orders are available from all good booksellers and online. Cornish shorts.png

Join us for our book launch and celebration at The Falmouth Bookseller on Saturday 19 May at 6pm!

The anthology contains the work of nineteen writers including authors Tom Vowler, Katherine Stansfield, Rob Magnuson Smith, Cathy Galvin of The Word Factory and Tim Hannigan. We also introduce stories by exciting new voices such as Anastasia Gammon and S Reid. Find out more on our website.

Ghosts walk in the open and infidelities are conducted in plain sight. Two teenagers walk along a perfect beach in the anticipation of a first kiss. Time stops for nothing—not even for death. Sometimes time cracks, disrupting a fragile equilibrium.

The stories are peopled with locals and incomers, sailors and land dwellers; a diver searches the deep for what she has lost, and forbidden lovers meet in secret places. Throughout, the writers’ words reveal a love of the incomparable Cornish landscape.

Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing is published by The History Press, ISBN: 978 0750 983556.


Telltales – Jan 28th

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Telltales returns in the New Year. The theme for the event on Jan 28th is Seeing Things, the title of one of the late, great Seamus Heaney’s poetry collections. What do you have in your sights? Visions or ghosts? Do you see into the past or the future? Or is it what is hidden in plain sight that inspires you?

Telltales is a live event; the venue is Dolly’s Wine Bar, Church St, Falmouth (above the Falmouth Bookseller.) We accept submissions of poetry and prose through the form on our website The word limit is 2,000 words and all submissions should take no longer than 10 minutes to read aloud. Submissions close on Saturday 18 January 2014. We look forward to hearing from you.

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