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Abigail Elizabeth Ottley
is a former English teacher who was born and raised on the edge of East London and now writes poetry and short fiction from her home in Penzance in Cornwall. A Pushcart nominee in 2013, over the past ten years her work has appeared in more than two hundred journals, magazines and anthologies. Some examples of these are:
The Lake, Atrium Poetry, The Atlanta Journal, Gnashing Teeth, and Fragmented Voices. In 2020, a selection of Abigail’s work appeared in New Women’s Writing from Cornwall and in 2021 she was short-listed for both the Cinnamon and The Three Trees pamphlet awards. She is a contributor to two anthologies published this year,
Morvoren: the poetry of sea-swimming, and Cornwall, Secret and Hidden, a collection of short stories (2022). Dancing in the Dark, her essay on rape was published in
The Survivor Zine earlier this year.
born in Coventry in the English Midlands but has spent her adult life moving further and further west. She writes short fiction from her home in Falmouth, Cornwall. Widely published in the academic world, with three edited collections and dozens of academic papers to her name, Catherine has written short stories for several years but has only recently turned to publish her fictional output. Catherine’s stories deal with the foundational themes of love, fear, guilt, redemption, hope and duty. She is a contributor to an anthology by Cornish writers, Cornwall, Secret and Hidden (2022), and recently had a short story published by East of the Web. She gets her best ideas whilst walking her dog, Treacle.
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