The Fabula Press Nivalis Short Story Contest Judges
graduated with a first from a BA in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University, and went on to gain a distinction on the MA in Creative Writing. Having worked earlier with Luxton Harris Ltd literary agency, she is currently the Head of Rights and Literary Agent with Darley Anderson, and is scouting for new talent in commercial and accessible literary general fiction and all types of women’s fiction. Clare is also building the children’s list and is looking for new children’s authors and illustrators.
At the Agency Clare represents authors both in the UK and the US including Kerry Fisher, Rosie Blake, Martyn Ford, Cesca Major, Kim Slater, Polly Ho-Yen, Dave Rudden, Beth Reekles, Caroline Crowe and Adam Perrott and illustrators Jon Holder, Clare Mackie, Loretta Schauer and Lorna Scobie.
Brett Alan Sanders
is a writer, translator, and recently retired teacher living in Tell City, Indiana. He earned a BA in Spanish (with an English minor) from Indiana University and an MALS at the University of Southern Indiana. He has been a contributing writer at Tertulia Magazine, where for “Tertullian’s Blog” he wrote the occasional column “Arte Retórica,” and a former columnist for the Perry County (IN) News. In addition he served a brief stint as managing editor at New Works Review and has translated for the literary-arts website suelta. He has published original essays, fiction, and literary translations in a variety of journals including Hunger Mountain, Artful Dodge, The Antigonish Review, Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, and Rosebud. He has also published a YA novella (A Bride Called Freedom, Ediciones Nuevo Espacio, 2003) and two book-length translations from the work of Buenos Aires writer María Rosa Lojo (Awaiting the Green Morning, Host Publications, 2008; Passionate Nomads, Aliform Publications, 2011). Brett has been a regular contest judge for Fabula Press since its inception.
Website & Blog – www.brettalansanders.wordpress.com
is a literary agent and foreign rights manager at Marjacq Scripts (a UK based full service literary agency), and had earlier worked for UK publishers and a variety of placements with agencies. Prior to that she completed two Masters’ degrees – in American Literature from Warsaw University and in Publishing from Kingston.
Sandra takes care of the worldwide foreign language rights for all authors represented by Marjacq, and as literary agent she is actively building her own client list which includes Katarzyna Bonda, Paul Crilley and Lauren A. Forry. She is currently searching for great historical upmarket fiction, gothic mysteries, pacey, commercial genre titles, road novels and clever book club fiction but is not interested in comedies or spiritual writing.
was born in Essex in 1969, and has worked as a teacher, bookseller and librarian. She is the author of five books of poetry, including a full collection entitled Centuries of Skin (Ragged Raven, 2010), and a first novel, The Inside-Out House (Indigo Dreams, 2014). She was the winner of the 2012 Rydale Poetry Competition and was shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Prize. She is currently an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Open University, and lives in York.
Her second full-length collection of poetry, Homecoming, was published by Valley Press in April 2016.