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Lane Ashfeldt

Lane Ashfeldt - Editor

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Overview

Author and former fiction commissioning editor. Authors whose early work Lane edited include Jon McGregor, Helen Tookey, Nikesh Shukla, Adam Marek, Jemma Kennedy, and Simon Lewis.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Anthologies Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Literature Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Travel

Awards

  • Fish Short Histories Prize
  • Global Short Stories Prize
  • Ifanca Helene James Prize
  • Jane Austen Short Story Prize

Work experience

Writer

freelance

January, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

• SaltWater, book of stories (Liberties Press,Dublin, 2014)
• 'Building a World', chapter in 'Short Circuit: The Art of the Short Story', Salt Books, UK (2009, 2013)
Has also contributed fiction to numerous magazines and anthologies.

Lecturer in Creative Writing

The Open University in London

January, 2008 – January, 2013 (about 5 years)

Undergraduate (BA) and advanced (diploma) level courses, for details check Academia profile.

Commissioning editor, fiction

Pulp Net, Pulp Books

January, 1995 – January, 2008 (about 13 years)

Commissioned and edited novels, short fiction, features. Selected short stories and novels from open submissions, undertook line edits and structural edits as needed. Worked on several titles which sold well in the UK market and were subsequently released in US + European territories. Also edited fiction website Pulp Net.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Go

Simon Lewis

Lee, Sol and Vix are on the run - from gangsters, parents, the police - and themselves. But how far do you have to go to getaway?Go was hailed on publication in 1998 as a Brit-lit classic, and published in six languages. Now it is available as a download. 'Lewis blends the pace and disposable wit of Elmore Leonard with Alan Bennettish realism in a satisfyingly round plot . . . highly accomplis... read more

Lee, Sol and Vix are on the run - from gangsters, parents, the police - and themselves. But how far do you have to go to getaway?Go was hailed on publication in 1998 as a Brit-lit classic, and published in six languages. Now it is available as a download. 'Lewis blends the pace and disposable wit of Elmore Leonard with Alan Bennettish realism in a satisfyingly round plot . . . highly accomplis... read more

SaltWater

Lane Ashfeldt

SaltWater is a book of short fiction inspired by the sea, by award-winning fiction writer Lane Ashfeldt. The diverse stories gathered here include tales that unfold now or in the past, along rural or urban coasts, and are set in a range of countries from Ireland to as far away as New Zealand. Some of them are fast-paced while others beat to gentler rhythms – but what they share in common, besi... read more

SaltWater is a book of short fiction inspired by the sea, by award-winning fiction writer Lane Ashfeldt. The diverse stories gathered here include tales that unfold now or in the past, along rural or urban coasts, and are set in a range of countries from Ireland to as far away as New Zealand. Some of them are fast-paced while others beat to gentler rhythms – but what they share in common, besi... read more

Do What You Want

Chris Savage King

Mmmm Yeah!

P.P. Hartnett

Call Me

P. P. Hartnett

When Liam decides to begin answering the personal ads of London's gay papers, he is at first bemused and fascinated. After all, it is simply a way to entertain himself and pass the time.What Liam doesn't bargain for, however, is his growing reliance on the ads and the men who answer them. What at first was a form of distraction is quickly becoming an obsession, and Liam is discovering just who... read more

When Liam decides to begin answering the personal ads of London's gay papers, he is at first bemused and fascinated. After all, it is simply a way to entertain himself and pass the time.What Liam doesn't bargain for, however, is his growing reliance on the ads and the men who answer them. What at first was a form of distraction is quickly becoming an obsession, and Liam is discovering just who... read more

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