Tag Archives: Short Stories

Now on Sale – Chroma

11 Dec

Looking for a stocking filler, here is the link for Chroma Magazine, which is now available to order online.



Free Kindle Book

15 Jul

Quick – get over to Amazon between the 15th and 19th of July, and download a copy of one of my books of short stories St Antony’s Tongue. I hope you like it, and if you do, it would be great if you could add an Amazon review. Ta.

St Antony's Tongue: Short Stories and Flash Fiction by [Coen, Colette]

Crannog 45

29 Jun

A little story of mine White Dreams has just been published in Crannog 45 can’t wait to get my hands on it. Launch is tomorrow night, but unfortunately I’ll not be able to go across the Irish Sea this time.

Catching up on my reading, and getting rewarded

28 Mar

I restarted a new subscription to Writing Magazine about a year ago and got second place in one of the first competitions I entered with them. Read it HERE So far so good, but my reading had slipped a bit, as the magazines are crammed full of articles, stories and various other info about outlets etc.

Anyway, I was sitting at my desk today reading January’s edition, and look:

Writing Magazine Jan2017

Bizarrely I was just working on that very story this afternoon to make it fit the word count of another competition. The Scottish Art Club’s short story competition has a hefty entrance fee, but feeling more confident after seeing this.

Structo Issue 15 Now Online

28 Jul

You may remember a couple of months ago, me bumming on about being in this magazine, well now you can read it online for free, or buy a cut price copy at their website. Structo My lovely friend Paula Hunter also has a story featured.

Book Giveaway

23 May

Yes, it’t that time again, when all you lovely people get a little freebie. My third collection of short stories and flash fiction St Antony’s Tongue is available for free from Monday 23rd of May to Friday 27th of May 2016. If you’re interested, click here – no catches, just read and enjoy (and review if you like).

And the Winner is…Me

27 Apr

It is a wonderful feeling to get an email with some good news, and here it is – another win in the Creative Writing Ink monthly short story competition. Read it here.

It was actually a story which I had written ages ago, and was sitting in a submissions pile for an anthology for about 18 months. I finally lost hope about hearing anything else about this publication, so I submitted it to Creative Writing Ink. Then, wouldn’t you know it, the anthology folk got back in touch – they wanted to use it. I had to hold them off, and when I got the nod from CWI I had to withdraw the story all together. I don’t like having to let people down, but it was a nice problem to have with two people wanting the same story, and in the end it went to the highest bid – £10 vs £0. Anyway, go and have a wee read at Forget-me-not, and let me know what you think.


Update: You can read all the winning stories from the website here

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