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Mark Kilburn


The Love Vaccine, The Not-So Green Man and Vampire Wedding in North Cornwall were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2021 (Black Pear Press).

Lilith and the Half-Cut Magician and Moon Mamas of the Silk River Nostoi were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2020 (Black Pear Press).

Cathedral Swans was published in Call & Response, an anthology of poems celebrating Worcester Cathedral (Black Pear Press 2020)

The Child We Can Never Have was published in Contour magazine, February 2018.

Billy Ulysses... was runner up in Abc's Poem of the Year award, 2014.

Spring was highly commended in the 2012 Larkin-East Riding poetry competition

The Ghost of Milton Friedman... won the 2012 Abc poetry competition

Nicolaus Copernicus... was published in Gold Dust Anthology, 2012

The Poet Laid Bare was published in The Big Issue, 2011

A Tea Box... was a prize-winner in the MIND poetry competition 2010

Leipzig was chosen for the 2005 Midland Arts Centre 'Short Cuts' readings & subsequently published in Gold Dust magazine, 2006


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My stories

Moon Mamas of the Silk River Nostoi

Crisp sighs in wonder. A blink, a breath - she is gone...

Lilith and the Half-Cut Magician

Somebody booed. Bingo got tetchy.

Sammy's Story

If we asked what'd happened he'd shrug and say: 'You know what happened.'
Gold cherry
Story of the week

When Robert Left Helen

Chekhov, he reminded her, was dead at forty!

School Day Memories

'Konichi-wa, serving lady-san'