Tag Archives: flash fiction

Shout out for trees in parks and public gardens!

Sydney Gardens Tree Weekender 2021 We are excited to announce a new writing competition on the theme of ‘trees in parks and public gardens’ to cheer up those long dark winter evenings. What you have to do to take part We challenge you to write a poem or story in fewer than 250 words. A […]

3 cheers for walking, writing and listening

This is a BIG shout out for anyone passionate about walking – the joy it brings, its sociability, and how its sparks our creativity.  Half the year gone but so much more to look forward to! Hip, Hip, Hooray We have been collaborating with Babak Fakhamzadeh and Geert Vermeire for a few years now, and […]

Pen to paper in honour of trees

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of writers whose poetry and prose appears in this year’s Urban Tree Festival edition of CANOPY which is published today! Earlier this year we ran a competition in which we asked people to submit a poem or a story of 250 words or under on the theme of […]

Trees are our saviours in lockdown

For the Urban Tree Festival 2021, we invited people to send in poetry and prose on the theme of “trees close to you” in a competition to win a spot in Canopy the illustrated chapbook anthology of nature writing that supports the Urban Tree Festival through sale proceeds, that is published by Sampson Low Publishers. […]

Canopy – published in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals

We are delighted to announce the publication of Canopy a beautifully illustrated 20 page chapbook anthology of poems and flash stories inspired by acclaimed nature writers and sold in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals. Available from our on-line shop 2020 marks the anniversary of some key poets and writers who have put nature writing […]

What time did he say he would arrive?

Is the opening line of David Fell‘s flash story “The Meet” that appears in Winter Chill, our latest anthology of flash fiction and non-fiction tales set to chill you to the bone. What lines will you cross to get what you want?  And is the outcome as valuable as the costs you have had to […]

Looking into the Canopy

We are delighted to announce the winners of the first poetry and short story anthology celebrating urban trees – 10 writers have been selected for their engaging pieces that will be published by Sampson Low Publishers in the Urban Tree Festival “Canopy” anthology.  They will be joining authors of stories from our Autumn Colours anthology, […]

Chilling tales

We are delighted to announce the winners of  our most recent flash writing competition called Winter Chill.   We set out to find some chilling stories or creative non-fiction of 250 words or fewer that thrill through mystery, crime or horror and these 9 authors came up with the goods: Andrew Anderson – The Thin Blue […]

Write About Trees

Write About Trees We are delighted to announce our new competition for writers of both poetry and prose to tie in with the forthcoming Urban Tree Festival in May. At last year’s Urban Tree Festival we had five published authors reading their nature writing, this year we wanted to host an event at which novice […]

And nobler cares than listless summer knew

The final line of a sonnet written by William Wordsworth depicting the coming of Autumn, could provide the preface to Autumn Colours, our latest chapbook anthology of seasonal flash stories, published in conjunction with Sampson Low and similar to other chapbooks, beautifully illustrated by Alban Low and edited by Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone. This year sees the […]