Michael Loveday is a fiction writer, poet, and creative facilitator. He works as a Visiting Lecturer at Bath Spa University, where he teaches flash fiction and prose poetry on the BA Creative Writing, and is a resident of The Studio, Bath Spa University’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub. He also works freelance as a coach and mentor with creative practitioners of all kinds. 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 sequence Three Men on the Edge (V. Press, 2018) was shortlisted for the 2019 Saboteur Best Novella Award. His second full flash fiction collection (a manuscript-in-progress) was longlisted for the University of East Anglia’s New Forms Award. 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. This book won the Reader Views Awards 2023 Silver Medal Award for Writing/Publishing, and was a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2023, National Indie Excellence Awards 2023, and International Book Awards 2023. His fourth publication, a chapbook 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. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Newcastle University (distinction) and a Master of Arts in Writing from Kingston University (distinction).
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