Michael Loveday is a creativity coach, editor, and tutor in Adult and Higher Education, with a specialism in the novella-in-flash/novel-in-flash. He is the author of Unlocking the Novella-in-Flash: from Blank Page to Finished Manuscript (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2022), the pioneering craft guide for the novella-in-flash, which won the Reader Views Literary Awards 2023 Silver Award for Writing/Publishing. Michael has been teaching creative writing, creativity and literature since 2011. He has provided editorial support on over 25 published novellas-in-flash, including many that have been listed in awards and competitions, 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).
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 – including for National Flash Fiction Day New Zealand (2021), at the Flash Fiction Festival (2019, 2021 & 2022), the National Association of Writers in Education annual conference (2019), Novel Nights in Bristol (2019), London LitLab (2022 and 2023), and Sheffield Hallam University (2023). He has taught story writing 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 Visiting Lecturer at Bath Spa University.
He has written numerous articles about the novella-in-flash / novel-in-flash, including a series about the history of the form for SmokeLong Quarterly magazine. Read Michael’s articles 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)
“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/