Megan Palmer

Megan Palmer

I write a range of fiction and creative non-fiction, and in 2013 received a creative writing diploma from Oxford University. Several of my short stories and poems have been highly commended or shortlisted in competitions including Writer’s Village, Writing Magazine, Global Writers and Five Stop Story writing; and my stories have been published in Structo and Scribble magazines. Alongside my creative writing, I am a features writer and have been published in BBC History Magazine, Heritage (now Discover Britain), Writer’s Forum, and The Oxford Times, and a wide range of websites. I tend to write literary fiction, sometimes speculative or dark in tone, with the hope that I might touch on something about the fragility and complexity of human experience.


Megan Palmer in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

Under my bed in my bedroom as a child

What do you love about Short Stories?

Because of its brevity, there is often an intensity to the observations and feelings in a short story that is particularly moving

Do you write in other forms?

Novels, poems, creative non-fiction and drama

What distracts you from writing?

My mischievous cat and online Scrabble

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

Reading, playing cello, long walks, theatre and film

What is your favourite book?

The Greek Myths by Robert Graves

Who are your favourite writers?

Thomas Hardy, Hilary Mantel and JRR Tolkien

Where is your dream location?

Anywhere with woodlands and mountains

What one item would you put into Room 101?

People who don't know how to share physical space

Do you have any advice for new writers?

Don't expect everything you do to be brilliant - all writers have bad first drafts and sometimes lose steam. Perseverance is key.

ebooks by Megan Palmer:

Black Cat
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A flash fiction - a man is ominously pursued. What is he fleeing from? What is following him? Will he manage to escape?
The Whispering Cliffs
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A man walking his dog on a stormy beach hears a cry for help. Or is it?
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An elderly woman takes her wheelchair-bound husband on a mysterious journey at dawn - but why? Transit is a tale of the power of life-long love, set against the incomprehensible vastness of the universe.
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A mother narrates the sad and peculiar tale of how her young daughter's body gradually disappears from her own eyes - everyone can see her daughter, except the daughter herself. It begins: "Her toes were the first to go."

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