An exclusive offering from an award-winning author
Excitingly, today’s post is an exclusive offering from prize-winning author Emma Brankin, whose excellent short story collection, Attention Seekers, was published earlier this year by Valley Press.
Just for Cursive Knives subscribers, you can click here to download Caturday, the opening story from Attention Seekers, a humorous yet woundingly honest tale about a spiralling woman who weaponises her cat's internet fame to keep track of her ex.
Afterwards, if you would like to dive into the entirety of Attention Seekers then, for all of November, you can purchase the book with a huge £6 discount using our exclusive code. Go to https://www.valleypressuk.com/shop/p/attention-seekers and enter the code SEEKERS at checkout.
I reviewed the collection and interviewed Emma for Mslexia in issue 99. Attention Seekers has been described as "smart, funny and inventive" by Heat magazine and "full of masterful stories" by best-selling author Morgan Talty. It includes stories that have won Fugue Fiction, Superlative and To Hull And Back's Short Story Contests, made Wigleaf's prestigious annual Top 50 list and been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize. Thrilling and unflinching, it uses dark humour and social commentary to explore an eclectic group of characters' struggles with taking up space in a modern world.
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