Sally Quilford had been writing as a hobby for ten
years before she decided to take it seriously. Since then she has contributed
to two "Sexy Shorts" charity anthologies: "Sexy Shorts For
Lovers" and the forthcoming (June 2006) "Sexy Shorts for the
Beach", which will benefit Cancer Research UK, and for which Sally will
also take part in her first book-signing in her local bookshop. The first story
she ever wrote, "Darling Stefan", appears in the Bewrite anthology
"The Creature in the Rose". Read our Sally Quilford
Sally's story "Life Upon The Wicked Stage" has been Highly Commended in the Swanley Scribblers 2006 Short Story Competition. Sally Quilford's new anthology, "Eves of Destruction", is available at Lulu.com, where you can also buy it as an ebook.
List of work in print:
"The Fox" - "Sexy Shorts" For the Beach (An Accent Press Anthology) due out on 5th June 2006.
"The Association of Bit Part Players" - "Sexy Shorts for Lovers" (an Accent Press Anthology)
"Darling Stefan" - "The Creature in the Rose" (a www.bewrite.net anthology)
"Network" - "Thirteen Magazine"
"Clarence" - "Yours Fiction Special"
"A Woman's Patience" (article) - "The First Line Magazine"
"The Other Sally Quilford" - "The Lincolnshire Echo"
"The Front Door" - "The Lincolnshire Echo"
"My New Teaset" - "The Lincolnshire Echo"
"Counting Spires" (poem) - "Weyferers Magazine"
!Sunrise to Sunset" - "New Vision Magazine"
"A Stranger in Your House" - Category ('thriller') finalist 2005 http://www.ideas4writers.co.uk
"Valentine Sonnet" - Finalist in the "Secret Attic" monthly poetry comp Feb 2006
"The Girl in the Photograph" - Finalist in "The Secret Attic" monthly poetry comp Jan 2006
"Dear Miss Havisham" - 2nd prize Derbyshire Literature Festival 1-2-1 competition
"By Means of Pity or Fear" - finalist www.toowrite.com 10th Competition
"The Fellowship" - Winner of the Northamptonshire Libraries Christmas Punch 2004 comp
"The Postcard" - Winner of the Vanna Trespy Mini Sagas comp September 2004
"She's Leaving" - Semi finalist BBC Radio Kent first line competition
"Posh's Dress" - finalist in the "Boston Standard" 'conflicts' Competition 2004
Sally's work has appeared online at "Jacqui Bennett's Writers Bureau Hall of Fame", "Lapsus Calami", "Bewrite", "Toowrite", "Mocha
Memoirs", "The Horror Library", "Long Story Short", "Bewildering Stories", "Writers unbound" and "Romance Ever After".
More about Sally:
Sally was born in South Wales and moved to Derbyshire as a teenager. Sally regretted not going to university, so at the age of thirty-two she decided to do something about it and last year, after eight years of study (she had to take time out when her husband was ill) she achieved a 2.1 hons degree in Humanities and Literature. Sally has been married for nearly 24 years and has two children and two and a half grandchildren. She manages a private online writing group, of which no less than four of the members made it into the latest Sexy Shorts anthology. In real life Sally works as an adviser at a Citizens Advice Bureau, a job which gives her countless ideas for her stories.
You can find out more about Sally at http://sallyquilford.com or by reading her blog at http://sallyquilford.blogspot.com/ Sally also has a writing competitions calendar, which she updates regularly, at http://my.calendars.net/sallyquilford