Friday, September 13, 2013

Publication news from Best Paris Stories author Mary Byrne!

Mary Byrne's short story "Frank stands his ground, in Belleville" was a finalist in the Paris Short Story Contest and selected for inclusion in BEST PARIS STORIES.

Born in Ireland and living in France, Mary's short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies including Faber Book of Best New Irish Short Stories (2008) and Queens Noir (2008).  Winner Fiction International short fiction contest 2011.

We are delighted to report on her most recent publications. Congratulations Mary!

Recently published:

  • Short story 'Lay lady lay' appeared in Etchings Issue 11 (print), Ilura Press, Australia.
  • Short story 'Mastery' appeared in Prick of the Spindle Issue 3 (print).
  • 'Rogues' Gallery II', a series of very short fiction pieces, appeared in Fiction International 45: About Seeing (print).
  • 'Journey to the East', a series of short fiction pieces, appeared in Whistling Fire 2013/06/06/journey-to-the-east-2/>
  • Poem 'A day on the rue du Faubourg' appeared in The Cossack Review com/supplement1/mary_byrne.html>
  • 100-word piece chosen by Marco Polo Arts Magazine as part of its 100x100 contest com/Qa-id>
  • Short story 'Pathetic Fallacy' appeared in Midway Journal Vol. 5 Issue 5 Jun12_Fiction-PatheticFallacy.html>
  • Very short piece 'Waiting for the electricity' will be published in the Flash in the Attic anthology featuring twenty-six short-short stories from the Fiction Attic Press contest, due Summer 2013.
  • A parallel life chapbook will be published by Kore Press in Fall 2013 to coincide with their 20th birthday. The story won the Kore Press Short Fiction Award 2012. See <>
  • Short story 'Old wood best to burn' to be published by Transnational Literature (Australia) in November 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I came across the "Paris Stories" link on in a listing of November contest deadlines.

    I've tried and tried, and cannot find a "contact" link on the Paris site for more info.

    Could you help me with info or a link?

    Thanks so much, sincerely,