Michael Loveday is a fiction writer, poet, and creative facilitator. He works freelance as a coach and mentor with creative practitioners of all kinds. He also teaches as a Visiting Lecturer on the BA Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, and is a resident of The Studio, Bath Spa University’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub. 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 craft guide to the novella-in-flash form, Unlocking the Novella-in-Flash, was published by Ad Hoc Fiction in spring 2022. This book won an Arts Council England Award, the 2023 Best Indie Book Award for Non-fiction ‘How-To’ books, the 2023 Cadmus Book Award for ‘Non-fiction: Crafting/ Hobbies/How-To’ books, the Reader Views Awards 2023 Silver Medal Award for Writing/Publishing, and was a Finalist for three other awards, including the 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 the founding 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, 2007-2008) and a Master of Arts in Writing from Kingston University (distinction, 2009-2011).
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Michael Loveday is a fiction writer, poet, and creative facilitator. He lives in Bath and works online internationally as a coach and mentor with creative practitioners of all kinds. He also teaches as a Visiting Lecturer at Bath Spa University. Michael’s most recent publication is: Do What the Boss Says: Stories of Family and Childhood (Bamboo Dart Press, 2022). His books have won an Arts Council England Award, a Best Indie Book Award, a Cadmus Book Award, and a Reader Views Silver Medal Award. More details available at: https://michaelloveday.com/