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Pangea blog tour in Northumberland, UK

Oonah Joslin interviews Tara Conklin at her blog, Parallel Oonahverse. Next up, Tara interviews Oonah!

Over the years, I just kept writing – it was sort of my guilty secret, all of these half-finished stories and little scribblings in the back of journals. It wasn’t until I hit my 30’s and became a mother that I tried to get more serious with writing – which meant, for me, editing and re-working and revising and revising some more. I’ve always had a lot of ideas. Everything inspires me. It’s rare to get through the day without jotting some story idea down.


Pangea blog tour in India

Co-editor, Indira Chandrasekhar, hosts the latest leg of our tour, talking about the process of choosing and editing stories, and getting the anthology published in India and the UK.

With Pangea, however, because we were trying to create a coherent piece of work with consistency in quality and sharpness we read each story with acute engagement, and with, may I say, an intimate eye.

Pangea blog tour in Manchester, UK

Ace writer and editor, Valerie O’Riordan, interviews Lisa Marie Trump over at her blog, not exactly true (the title of the blog, not a caveat).

I only have two editing tools: a tiny nail file or a sweeping scythe. (The Pangea editors) found a balance that captured the essence of the sensory experiment without losing the focus on the real people in their real world, as seen through my theatrical eye of follow-spots and par cans and gobos.

Pangea blog tour reaches New Zealand

Pangea author, Clayton Lister, is interviewed by Michelle Elvy over at her great Glow Worm blog:

I’d thought it was a solitary pursuit, this writing lark. It is, of course, but needs to be only to a point much closer to the start of the process than I had ever imagined. I imagined editorial advice was the preserve of editors — if you made it through their slush pile. But, as it’s turned out, how much more rewarding the advice from a bunch of peers? You don’t have to accept all the criticism offered, of course — you probably would wind up being really rubbish if you did; but having a choice of crits to act on — or, if you’re lucky, a consensus — that’s more than helpful. I’d say, actually, that’s quite a privilege — earned sure enough — because you do have to put in what you want to take out. But a privilege just the same.

Launch of Pangea as witnessed by Deborah Rickard

The Pangea blog tour is over at ‘By Way of Kensal Green…’ today, where Bristol-based writer, Deborah Rickard, talks about the launch last Thursday, with readings by Vanessa Gebbie and Tom Williams.

Great photos, too.

Thanks, Debs, and also Blackwell’s who hosted the evening for us.

Pangea is here! Or, more accurately, Pangea is all over the world.

How to create a must read short story collection: Nokia Connects

A terrific interview with our editors, Indira and Rebecca, over at Nokia Connects today.

“… unless people really start appreciating short stories and demanding them from bookshops, and getting to know the names of the good short stories writers who are writing now, and asking for the works of those excellent writers, publishers will continue to overlook them in favour of the endless tedious novels they churn out.”

Read the whole blog post, here, courtesy of Pangea author, Joel Willans.

Interview with Andy Charman at EDF Chronicles

Rumjhum Biswas at Every Day Fiction Chronicles continues her series of interviews with Pangea authors by chatting with Andy Charman.

“As a reader you have to be taken into the fictional world instantly and then it is really fantastic if you can discover something new; a new way of looking at the world,  or a new view of the future. The very best flash fiction seems to provide that newness in a way that is really memorable. It’s like a piece of advice a given by good friend: something that pops into your mind every so often for long afterwards.”

Read the full interview here.

Look out for the rest of the interviews coming later this week at the same venue:

  • July 19/Jennifer Walmsley
  • July 20/Tom Williams
  • July 21/Fehmida