Latest publications as at November 2022:-
I’m delighted to announce I now have a Youtube channel where I will be posting videos and trailers. Do see https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCiePD4p_vWp4bz2d80SJA for more. Both of my trailers for From Light to Dark and Back Again and Tripping the Flash Fantastic are on here along with other story videos. (Though I do have a book trailer page on this website too).
Book Trailer for Tripping The Flash Fantastic
Book Trailer for From Light to Dark and Back Again
TRIPPING THE FLASH FANTASTIC
Delighted to say my launch for my second collection is on Saturday, 10th October 2020. Full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1246876649024453
Hope to see you there!
The best way to contact me is through the website or via my Facebook author page at
There is a contact me button on this page.
You can also contact me via Chandler’s Ford Today by commenting on my posts there. My page is http://chandlersfordtoday.co.uk/author/allison-symes/
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My current list of publication credits include:-
Chandler’s Ford Today – have put in link to my list of articles.
Tripping the Flash Fantastic – This is my second collection of flash fiction stories. I discovered flash fiction thanks to a Cafélit challenge and has been hooked on the form ever since. In this follow-up to her “From Light to Dark and Back Again”, I take you back in time, into some truly criminal minds, into fantasy worlds, and show you how motherhood looks from the viewpoint of a dragon. Enjoy the journey!
From Light to Dark and Back Again – my first volume of flash fiction stories published by Chapeltown Books. The link takes you to Amazon for the paperback but the book is also available for Kindle.
To Be…To Become an ebook anthlogy published by Bridge House Publishing in 2018. This book has the 16 winning entries to the Waterloo Arts Festival’s first writing competition and I was very pleased to be amongst these.
Also Transforming Being ebook anthology published by Bridge House Publishing in 2019. My story The Professional was one of the 15 winning entries for the Waterloo Arts Festival’s writing competition. It was a great joy to read an extract from the story at the Festival too. I wasn’t able to go last year!
Bridge House Publishing – Alternative Renditions and Baubles anthologies. Alternative Renditions is a collection of fairytales written from the viewpoint of other characters in the fairytales. For example, my story A Helping Hand retells the Cinderella story from the viewpoint of the youngest “ugly” stepsister. Great fun to write and this story is very special as it is my first publication credit! Alternative Renditions is only available in paperback but Baubles is available in Kindle too.
Cafelit – The Best of Cafelit 4, The Best of Cafelit 5, The Best of Cafelit 6 and later this year The Best of Cafelit 8 which is due out in December 2019. All of the Cafelit books are available in paperback and for Kindle.
Stories in Green Ink edited by Anna Trowbridge. I was invited to submit work based on work I have online at Scriggler.com (and is special for that reason!).
Limerick Nation – Iron Press (who are Arts Council supported). Only available in paperback.
The Chandler’s Ford Today link is the best example of my non-fiction work.
October 2020 – The Best of Cafelit 9
October 2019 – Latest Publication News
The Best of Cafelit 8, where I have two stories (The Art Critic and Dignity and Injustice), is now available in paperback and for the Kindle.