About the Tutor

Michael Loveday is a creativity coach, editor and freelance creative writing tutor in Adult and Higher Education with a specialism in the novella-in-flash/novel-in-flash. Since 2011, working in London and Bath, he has taught over 700 workshops in creative writing and literature, as well as mentoring writers one-to-one. He has given editorial support to a number of writers prior to the publication of their novellas-in-flash across a variety of the leading flash fiction publishers (Ad Hoc Fiction, V. Press, Ellipsis Zine, Reflex Press, Flash: the International Short-Short Story Press). He is the author of a forthcoming guide to the Novella-in-Flash form (due in 2021 from AdHoc Fiction).  

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Michael was judge of the 2019 and 2020 Bath Flash Fiction Novella-in-Flash Awards, was a Director/Trustee of the National Association of Writers in Education from 2017-2021, and is a member of the team for the annual U.K. Flash Fiction Festival.

He has given talks, workshops and chaired panel discussions on the novella-in-flash – at the Flash Fiction Festival (2019), the National Association of Writers in Education annual conference (2019), Novel Nights in Bristol (2019) and National Flash Fiction Day New Zealand (2021). He has taught flash fiction/the short-short story at the Flash Fiction Festival in Bath and Bristol; Hastings Literary Festival and Malmesbury Festival; through the American undergraduate overseas programme Advanced Studies in England; and as a Specialist Visiting Lecturer at Bath Spa University.

He has written about the novella-in-flash / novel-in-flash for SmokeLong Quarterly magazine. Read Michael’s articles here and here

Michael’s novella-in-flash sequence Three Men on the Edge consists of three short, related novellas-in-flash, and is published by V. Press (2018). It was shortlisted for the 2019 Saboteur Best Novella Award. Link

“A beautifully crafted novella-in-flash, small and perfect slices of life written with skill and heart.” (Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon and The Trick of Time)

Three Men on the Edge took me unawares and made a huge impression. To me it represents what the Republic of Consciousness Prize is all about. Denholm, Gus and Martyn are wonderful creations and Michael Loveday renders their world with great skill and empathy and subtlety.” (David Collard, chair of the judging panel, Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019) 

“With poetic language and emotional precision, Loveday writes like a cartographer about the wilderness we call ‘the human heart’.” (Meg Pokrass, author of The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down and The Loss Detector)

“Michael Loveday is a name to watch. He’s writing a new kind of fiction.” (David Swann, author of The Privilege of Rain and Season of Bright Sorrow)

Michael’s main website: https://michaelloveday.com/