Michael Loveday is a fiction writer, poet, and facilitator. He works as a Visiting Lecturer at Bath Spa University, and with freelance clients one-to-one as an editor and coach for creative practitioners and sole traders. An informal, abbreviated summary of Michael’s journey to becoming a writer can be found here.
Michael has spent over twenty years as a fiction writer and poet. He Said/She Said, his debut poetry pamphlet, was published by HappenStance Press in 2011. His first full work of fiction (the hybrid novella-in-flash Three Men on the Edge, published by V. Press in 2018) was shortlisted for the 2019 Saboteur Best Novella Award and his second full flash fiction collection (a manuscript-in-progress) was longlisted for the University of East Anglia’s New Forms Award in 2019. His craft guide to the novella-in-flash form, Unlocking the Novella-in-Flash, was published by Ad Hoc Fiction in spring 2022 and was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. His fourth publication, a collection of short-short stories called Do What the Boss Says: Stories of Family and Childhood, was published in November 2022 by Bamboo Dart Press.
Michael was a Director/Trustee of the National Association of Writers in Education from 2017 to 2021. He was editor of 14 magazine, a poetry journal devoted to modern sonnets, from 2005-2012. The magazine won an Enterprising Business Award from Kingston University in 2011. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Newcastle University (distinction) and a Master of Arts in Writing from Kingston University (distinction). Michael is a resident of The Studio, Bath Spa University’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub.