TSS Publishing

TSS Readers

Spring / Summer Readers 2018

TSS Publishing will be open to general submissions from 15th April – 15th June 2018.

More details on submission details here.

Below you will find a list of our readers and the weeks they will selecting short stories for further opinion.


Week One: 15.04 – 21.04

Shibani Lal writes short stories. She was runner-up the in 2015 Asian short story prize and was recently long-listed for the Cambridge short story prize. She is a member of The Whole Kahani, a collective of British fiction writers of South Asian origin. Her story story, “Entwined Destinies” was published as part of an anthology: Love Across a Broken Map, (2016). Shibani is currently working on her first novel and splits her time between London and Bombay. Twitter Handle: @Booshib




Rachel Clements is a twenty-four year old postgraduate student of Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire and has worked on the production of the University of Gloucestershire’s annual anthology, acting as prose editor for Shadows: New Writing VI. She writes historical, environmental and dystopian prose fiction, with her most recent publications in Popshot Magazine: Issue 17 and Volume II of the Evesham Festival of Words Anthology. She also won the University of Gloucestershire Novel Writing Competition with Siren Call, a modern, feminist take on Homer’s The Odyssey.Twitter @RLClemz





Week Two: 22.04 – 28.04

Janice Leagra is a writer and mixed media artist who holds a BA in English from Rutgers University. Her work has featured on the Bridport Prize 2017 shortlist and in publications such as Spelk Fiction, EllipsisZine, and others. You can find her at www.janiceleagra.com or on Twitter: @janiceleagra






Week Three: 29.04 – 05.05

Barbara Lovric is an American expat living in County Kerry. A previous Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair winner, she was short-listed for the 2017 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award and long listed for the 2017 Bare Fiction Prize. She has short work in The Fiction Pool, The Incubator, and Cabinet of Heed. Her debut novel will be published in Spring 2019. You can find out more by checking out her website here. She Tweets @BALovric





Week Four: 06.05 – 12.05

Karen Jones is from Glasgow. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, e-zines and anthologies including Mslexia, Flash 500, The New Writer, Bath Short Story Anthology 2014, 10 Years of HISSAC and To Hull and Back. In 2014 she published a short story collection, The Upside-Down Jesus and Other Stories which you can find here. Twitter: @Karjon





Week Five: 13.05 – 19.05

Jignesh Adhyaru is a micro fiction & travelogue writer, editor of two leading Gujarati language literature websites for more than 10 years, a marine project engineer by profession, his adrenaline bleeds for trips to deep Gir forests and Arabian sea. He has also edited two microfiction books. You can find out more here and here. His Twitter handle is @adhyaru19





Week Six: 20.05 – 26.05

Andrew Velzian holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Creative Writing and has short 
fiction and poetry published both in print and online. He currently teaches ESL in Vietnam, and is also a sub prose editor at Under the Fable magazine, and a proof-listener/blurb writer for The StageLeft Podcast. Twitter: @AndyVelzian79





Week Seven: 27.05 – 02.06

Barbara Renel is a Flash Fiction Writer, Mother, Dancer, Teacher, Performer, Collaborator, Lover of Textiles. Her work has appeared in print and online including Zeroflash, Flash Fiction Festival Anthology, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Spelk, FlashFlood Journal, theshortstory.co.uk, Structo, A3 Review. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, where she specialized in the short story form. You can find more about Barbara here and follow her on Twitter @barbara_renel. 




Week Eight: 03.06 – 09.06

Stephanie Hutton is a writer and clinical psychologist in Staffordshire, UK. She was shortlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize and Bath Novella-in-Flash Award. Recent work appears in Mechanics Institute Review, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award anthology and Atticus Review. Stephanie is on the editorial board for Ellipsis Zine and a reader for the Brighton Prize. You can find more about her here and the workshops she runs – The Writing Kiln – here.  She tweets @tiredpsych





Brianna Snow lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she received her M.F.A. from Chatham University. Her short, short stories appear in the anthologies To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction and Sleep Is a Beautiful Colour: 2017 National Flash-Fiction Day Anthology. She has worked in an editorial capacity for the Creative Nonfiction Foundation and The Fourth River, and she currently edits at the American Economic Association. She tweets @bpaigesnow




Week Nine: 10.06 – 15.06

David Alexander is currently undertaking the English & Creative Writing BA at Newman University and has been accepted onto Bath Spa’s Fiction Writing MA. David runs a monthly writing group and also created Newman’s creative writing magazine Newmag. His work can be found in (b)OINK and Ellipsis Zine. Twitter: @DAlex__86





Victoria Richards is a journalist and writer. In 2017/18 she won the inaugural Oh Zoe! Rising Talent Award, came third in The London Magazine short story competition and second in the TSS flash fiction competition. She was also longlisted in the National Poetry Competition and highly commended in the Bridport Prize. Twitter: @nakedvix