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A new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story on the 1st of each month at 12:00am.


Hosted by Tabitha Potts and open to established, new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit.


We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community.


Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers and actors for each short story we produce. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content.


Send us your stories


Visit our website


Or contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org


About us


Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer.


Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com.


Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.


Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

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A new monthly podcast dedicated to celebrating the literary short story and all things bookish. Bite-size short fiction for writers and readers everywhere. Listen to a short story on the 1st of each month at 12:00am.


Hosted by Tabitha Potts and open to established, new and emerging writers in the English language. Always free to submit.


We are a small organisation run by volunteer writers and producers (Tabitha Potts and Martin Nathan) hoping to benefit the writing community.


Our eventual aim is to be self-funding and to pay our writers and actors for each short story we produce. Visit our Patreon if you would like to support our work and access exclusive content.


Send us your stories


Visit our website


Or contact Tabitha Potts at submit@storyradio.org


About us


Tabitha Potts is a writer living in East London. She has had several short stories published in print and online and been short-listed and long-listed for various awards, most recently the Sunderland University Short Story Award. In a previous life, she was a BBC Radio Drama producer.


Read more at http://www.tabithapotts.com.


Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.


Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk

    Underground Places by Marie O'Shea

    Underground Places by Marie O'Shea

    The scene is a retrospective exhibition of the work of a famous male artist. As the young female curator is interviewed by a journalist, we start to suspect there is more to his paintings than meets the eye.


    Marie O’Shea is a short story writer living on the Beara Peninsula. Her work has appeared in, ‘Popshot’, ‘The Galway Review’, ‘The Blue Nib’, ‘The Caterpillar Magazine,’ ‘Literary Mama’ and ‘Storgy’.


    Catherine Allison is a voice artist and actor living in SE London. She trained as part of the Battersea Arts Centre’s Development Theatre Company, working with directors such as Paul King, Steven Canny and Phil Wilmott. She also runs Master the Art, a training consultancy that helps people communicate with more confidence, influence and authority in the workplace and beyond. 


    Produced by Martin Nathan


    Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.


    Photograph is by Martin Nathan.

    • 14 min
    Stray Dogs and Cowboys by Steve Wade

    Stray Dogs and Cowboys by Steve Wade

    An Irish farmer, Liam Og, decides to leave his farm to his unknown American nephew.


    This short story was written and read by Steve Wade.


    Steve Wade’s short story collection, ‘In Fields of Butterfly flames’, was published in October 2020 by Bridge House Publishing. His fiction has been published and anthologised in over fifty print publications. His short stories have won, been placed and shortlisted in numerous writing competitions.


    Winner of the Short Story category in the Write By the Sea Writing Competition in 2019. First Prize Winner of the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Writing Competition 2020. 


    www.stephenwade.ie


    This short story was produced by Tabitha Potts.


    Sounds under CC0:


    Sad Violin.wav by Cunningar0807


    Image of violin:


    Photo by lucas mendes on Unsplash

    • 13 min
    Salvage by Martin Nathan

    Salvage by Martin Nathan

    SALVAGE is set in Tide Mills, an abandoned village near Newhaven on the Sussex coast.


    The traces of the mill and the childrens’ home can still be seen on the shingle beach.


    Content warning: this drama contains some material listeners might find distressing


    The piece was directed by Luke Blackwood-Stevenson


    Cast:


    JANE - Rubie Ozanne


    BILL - Lewis Jenkins


    SAM - Kieran Dooner


    IAN - Hamish Brewster


    FRED - Luke Blackwood-Stevenson


    Recording engineer: Max Jukes


    Script, music and location sounds: Martin Nathan


    A location-based piece with audio triggered within the Tide Mills site will be released soon.


    Martin Nathan’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in a range of journals and his novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. His dramatic writing has been shortlisted for the Nick Darke award and the Woodward International Prize.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Loverman by Lindsay Gillespie

    Loverman by Lindsay Gillespie

    Livingstone Franklin, a hospital cleaner, has a side hustle as a soul singer - and a crush on a beautiful colleague.


    This story is written by Lindsay Gillespie, a Lewes-based writer. It is read by Luke Blackwood-Stevenson.


    The producer is Martin Nathan. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica.


    His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. In 2020 he has been shortlisted for the Woodward International Playwriting Prize and the Nick Darke Award.


    Sounds under CC-BY 3.0:


    Janie Joelle accapella.wav by juskiddink


    Photo by Octavio Lopez at Morguefile.com

    • 18 min
    Maddy by Sheila Kinsella

    Maddy by Sheila Kinsella

    In this month's short story, rebellious Maddy's reunion with her much older and more conventional sister goes disastrously wrong.


    About the writer


    Belgium based writer Sheila Kinsella’s short stories draw inspiration from her Irish upbringing. An avid watcher of people’s behaviour, and blessed with abundant natural curiosity, Sheila lures the reader into a shrewdly observed world via imagery. 


    Sheila graduated with an MA in Creative Writing (Distance Learning) from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom in 2017. Her stories have since been published in The Galway Review, The Blue Nib and Severine Literary Journal amongst others. 


    The producer was Tabitha Potts.


    Photo by schurch at Morguefile.com

    • 14 min
    Jacqueline by Tatum Anderson

    Jacqueline by Tatum Anderson

    A young woman leaves Jamaica for the UK, hoping to emulate her cousin Jacqueline by working as a nurse. When she arrives, nothing is quite as she expected it to be.


    Jacqueline was written by Tatum Anderson. She is a journalist and writer from London. She received an MA In Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London and is now working on a PhD there in the autumn.


    She has recently completed her first novel about Jamaican soldiers in the First World War which was Highly Commended in the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award 2020. She is now working on a second novel.


    The reader is Juliet Jordon. She is a recent Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance graduate. She is doing an MFA (Master in Fine Arts) in directing. She studied Acting at Morley College London on the Performing Arts HND course.


    This story was directed and produced by Martin Nathan. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.


    Website: http://www.martinnathan.co.uk


    The music and image used in this episode are both reproduced with the permission of Martin Nathan.

    • 34 min

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