Alasdair Stuart

Alasdair Stuart is the owner of Escape Artists, the digital publishing company behind Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Podcastle and Cast of Wonders.  He’s hosted over 500 episodes of Pseudopod, and his second collection of essays ‘Pseudopod Tapes Volume 2: Approach with Caution’ is forthcoming from Fox Spirit Press.  He works as a tabletop RPG writer, short…

Fat Roland

Fat Roland is a short story writer, blogger, podcaster and performer who mixes loose narrative with “superb audience interaction” and “excellent improvisation” (Broadway Baby). He is the current champion of Literary Death Match Manchester and he co-runs Bad Language (voted the UK’s best spoken word night two years in a row just to annoy its previous…

Tom Hyatt

Tom Hyatt is a unique and stand-out artist on the London live circuit. His clarion voice delivers dynamic and forthright songs, faithfully distilling the singer/songwriter to its most compelling roots. Working solo, Hyatt’s varied songs are performed behind a propulsive, percussive guitar or a fluid, contemplative piano. When joined by choice collaborators, the sound expands to take on…

Gary Budden

Gary Budden is the co-director of Influx Press and editor at Unsung Stories. His work has appeared in Black Static, Structo, Elsewhere, Unthology, The Lonely Crowd, Gorse, Galley Beggar Press and many more. Follow him on Twitter: @gary_budden Gary Budden will appear on Episode 7 of the podcast, available to download and stream on 27th…

Abi Hynes

Abi Hynes is a drama, fiction and poetry writer based in Manchester. Her work has been published in a variety of places including Litro, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Molotov Cocktail, The Fable Online and Foxhole Magazine. She also runs cabaret collective First Draft and theatre company Faro Productions. Her plays have been performed at Brighton Fringe Festival, 24:7 Theatre…

Zelda Chappel

Zelda Chappel is a poet, editor and artist. Her poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies, both online and in print. Her debut collection, The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat, was published by Bare Fiction in July 2015. She is the co-curator and editor of the multi-arts journal Elbow Room and independent micro-publisher As Yet Untitled,…

David Hartley

David Hartley is a short story writer and performer from Manchester. His latest collection Spiderseed (Sleepy House Press) was the Runner-up at the 2016 Saboteur Awards for the Best Short Story Collection category. He writes disturbing and unhinged stories about nature, myth, humanity and Derek Acorah’s ghost, among other things. He runs a spoken word…

Ella Chappell

Ella Chappell was born south of Manchester in 1990. She attained both the BA and MA degrees in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Her poetry has been published in various online and print magazines including Elbow Room, The Lighthouse, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Belleville Park Pages. Her filmpoem, Rolling Frames, made…

Aliya Whiteley

Aliya Whiteley was born in Devon in 1974, and currently lives in Sussex with her husband, daughter and dog. She writes novels, short stories and non-fiction and has been published in places such as The Guardian, Interzone, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Black Static, Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as Fox Spirit’s European Monsters and Lonely Planet’s Better than Fiction I and II….

Dominic Stevenson

I am please to announce that the first guest on the podcast will be poet, publisher, and live literature host, Dominic Stevenson. Dominic Stevenson is a writer with his roots in the post-industrial north of England. His aim is to take part in, and positively influence, the global discussions surrounding societal, gender, sexual and educational…