The 2016 LitFest Flash Fiction Anthology ‘A Cache Of Flashes’



Order your  copy of the anthology ‘A Cache Of Flashes’ directly from Black Pear Press.

£5 +P&P

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The anthology will become available via Amazon soon.

On The Day Of The Dead

Black Pear Press Short Story Anthology 2016–On The Day Of The Dead

Anne Wilson is this year’s  winner  of the BPP Short Story Competition with, ‘On the Day of the Dead’ and Graeme Hall took second place with, ‘The Photographer.’ The anthology is now available–the perfect travelling companion.

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On The Day Of The Dead and other stories

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Hampshire Book Launch


When Lissa Byrne inherits her grandfather’s house in the Malvern Hills, the hostility of disappointed relatives seems like trouble enough. The old man’s dying plea for her forgiveness is a mystery that Lissa cannot begin to solve.

Her cousin’s arrival forces her to think again. Kit Pevensey, her first love and once her closest friend, has been gone for five years and has regrets of his own; but their grandfather wrote to Kit just before he died, with a warning that Lissa is in danger.

As Lissa and Kit try to rebuild their relationship, events draw them ever deeper into their family’s troubled history. The race is on, from the Malvern Hills to the snow-swept coast of West Wales, to unearth the story of a lost generation before it’s too late; for the past can do worse than haunt your dreams and betray your most treasured memories.


Short Stories from Evesham Festival of Words

Black Pear Press are delighted to announce that the anthology of short stories by entrants to the Evesham Festival of Words competition, is now available here.
evesham-fow-front-coverEvesham Festival of Words took place in 2016 for the first time. It aimed to offer something to writers, poets, book lovers, and all those who are passionate about words, whether written, spoken or sung. The Short Story Competition was, and will continue to be, an important part of the Festival and the organisers have been absolutely delighted with the response, both in terms of number and quality of entries. If you entered and weren’t shortlisted this year, there is always next year. Meanwhile, keep on writing!

The anthology of short stories is available directly from Black Pear Press:

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or from Amazon (UK paperback) and as an eBook: Amazon Kindle

Echo of Bells – Available Now!

‘We did it for the best. We didn’t know. May God forgive us.’

With lines like this, it is no wonder that of Echo of Bells made Black Pear Press’s readers’ selection for publication. The novelist, Jill Todd, provides a thrilling story, full of twists and turns, that is bound to delight readers and keep them guessing.

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The past is waiting…
The past will find you…
The past can kill.

Jill Todd’s chilling psychological thriller is now available direct from Black Pear Press.

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Short Story Competition Short List Announced

The judges are pleased to announce the short list for the BPP Short Story Competition 2016. Congratulations to those short listed below in alphabetical order. Commiserations to all other entrants – better luck next time.

More news soon!

The Scent Of Apples Natasha Bland
Gerard Butler’s Chest Rebecca Burns
Not With A Bang Ellen Evers
Soaring Nicole Fitton
Bare Bones Grace Haddon
The Photographer Graeme Hall
Cromwell And The Fools Elizabeth Hopkinson
Six Decades Of Savouring Stephanie Hutton
On The Day Of The Dead Anne Wilson
Eva’s Eden Katy Wimhurst

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