Michael Loveday is a writer, editor, and coach for writers, artists and creative freelancers. He lives in Bath, and works with clients one-to-one online as a freelance editor/coach and as a tutor of creative writing in Higher Education. An informal, abbreviated summary of Michael’s journey to becoming a writer can be found here.
Michael has spent 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 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, is forthcoming in December 2022 from Bamboo Dart Press.
Since 2019 Michael’s main work as a facilitator has been to support clients one-to-one as an editor and creativity coach. Since 2018 he has also taught a workshop on story-writing as a Specialist Visiting Lecturer at Bath Spa University. He 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. From April 2022, Michael is undertaking a creative residency at The Studio, Bath Spa University. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Newcastle University (distinction) and a Master of Arts in Writing from Kingston University (distinction).