About the Tutor

Michael Loveday is a 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 is judge of the 2019 and 2020 Bath Novella-in-Flash Awards, a Director of the National Association of Writers in Education, and a member of the organising team for the annual U.K. Flash Fiction Festival.

He has a research specialism in the Novella-in-Flash / Novel-in-Flash. He chaired a panel discussion on the form at the 2019 Flash Fiction Festival, and will be teaching the topic at the National Association of Writers in Education annual conference in November 2019. He has taught flash fiction 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 article 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, winner of the 2016 Blue Light Book Award)

“Michael Loveday is a name to watch. He’s writing a new kind of fiction.” (David Swann, author of The Privilege of Rain, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry)

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