South West Writers

About the Author

KM Elkes is an author and journalist based in Bristol.

He began writing fiction seriously in 2011-12 and has since been published in a number of literary journals and short fiction anthologies in the UK, North American and Australia. He has also won several short fiction competitions in the UK and Ireland.

Some of his short stories and flash fiction have found their way onto school curriculums in the US and Hong Kong.

Recently, he began teaching, including creative writing workshops and (in 2016) as a guest lecturer at Bath Spa University.

Away from writing, he likes to travel to remote places, play team sports and make music on the bassoon – though rarely all at the same time.

Recent Publications

Three Kings: Bath Short Story Anthology , Brown Dog Books , 2015
The Rules of Catekin James: Gem Street: Beyond The Axis , Labello Press , 2015
Mary Siobhan Connelly: Aesthetica Annual , Aesthetica , 2015
Giraffe High: An Earthless Melton Pot 3 , Triskele Books , 2015
Parallel Lines: Conspicious Accents Anthology , Longbridge Press , 2014

Awards and Residencies

Bath Short Story Award , 2015
Aesthetica Annual Competition , 2014
The Prolitzer Prize , 2014
Labello Press Short Story Prize , 2014
Fish Publishing Flash Fiction , 2013

Available For

Readings, workshops, lectures, editorial work, writing-in-residences, talks, commissions (fiction and non-fiction) or simply open to suggestions...

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