Author Archives: Craig Pay

About Craig Pay

Craig Pay writes speculative fiction. His short stories have been published in various magazines receiving positive reviews from the Guardian newspaper, Interzone and Strange Horizons. In 2011 he won the NAWG David Lodge Trophy. In 2013 he completed a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Bolton University, receiving the Vice Chancellor's Prize. Craig runs a writing group in Manchester. He enjoys Chinese martial arts and many other hobbies. Craig has recently completed a science-fiction / Chinese mythology novel set in Titan orbit. He is represented by John Jarrold.

MadLab Video

Here’s a video profile produced by MadLab featuring some shifty looking bloke with a rather dodgy taste in t-shirts . . .

This is going straight onto the ‘About‘ page!

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Open Meeting: 24th August

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the riots (or perhaps a sleepy-eyed armadillo peeking a nose out from its shell) we’re back! First of all I’d like to welcome Terri who joined us for the first time last night. Nice to meet you!

Just one piece of sad news: there were no biscuits. But on with the show . . .

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Open Meeting: 24th August

The open meeting cancelled on the 10th August due to Those People has now been re-scheduled for the 24th. Hurrah!

There are seven pieces of work in the DropBox at the moment but I’m not sure how many of these will be discussed. Any of the authors who can’t attend on the 24th can opt to have their work archived for discussion at a future meeting (14th September or another one).

7pm start as usual, finishing between 9pm and 9.30pm, then down the pub for a catch-up on the gossip.

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Open Meeting 10th August (Cancelled)

Last night’s open meeting was cancelled as MadLab decided, rather wisely, to roll down their shutters for the night due to the impending threat of more riots.

Apologies for the lack of notice about this, but I spent most of yesterday afternoon on a Boeing 767 flying back from Rhodes where I’ve been enjoying the lack of rain (and riots) for the last 10 days. Anyway, I hope you’re all safe.

I now have to sort out whether we try for another open meeting this month, or just put things back to next month. I also have to sort out dates for the closed meeting which seems to have run into a clash with Bad Language (we will be moving the closed meeting to another date–just not sure which one yet).

So, as usual, watch this space. As soon as I have more information I’ll let you all know.

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Open Meeting: 13th July

First of all I’d like to welcome Kate and Donald to the meeting last night. Great to meet you! We’re all looking forward to reading some of your work in future.

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Website Banner Vote: July

Well I think it’s about time we had another website banner vote. Just click away and the top 2 or 3 will be selected for the website for the next few months.

Click on the images for a closer look and cast your vote accordingly. Do you have anything to say about the new poll? Wondering what the hell is actually in these pictures? Just add your comments below.

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Closed Meeting: 28th June

Another long meeting last night with an extremely detailed level of critique. Half as many people attending as the previous meeting and we still overran!

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