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There Is Another Way

May 23rd 2016

Author ERINNA METTLER explores the various options available for publishing a collection of short stories today: ‘Sadly, many agents don’t take on short story collections because publishers won’t read them … No matter, this is the way it is, so we will have to find a way around it…’

Decision Time

June 3rd 2015

ERINNA METTLER tells of how short story spoken word event Rattle Tales went from a whim to an annual competition and anthology in just four years…

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

February 26th 2014

There’s a stage in front of me. There’s a microphone on the stage. There are lights that make your eyes go funny and a room full of people.…’ HOLLY DAWSON shares the tips she found most useful when facing the dreaded public short story reading.

Whoever Holds the Rattle Tells the Tale

June 17th 2013

Ahead of International Short Story Day, and to celebrate the publication of Rattle Tales 2, ERINNA METTLER talks to us about how Rattle Tales has grown in the last two years and where their short story performances have led this Brighton-based co-operative.

Rattle Tales — Live Lit in Brighton

June 8th 2011

There was rattle shaking and questions from the off’: ERINNA METTLER writes about Liv Lit events with Rattle Tales.

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