Gaynor Jones a writer currently based in Oldham.
She is the recipient of a 2020 Northern Writer’s Award from New Writing North for her as yet unpublished short story collection, Girls Who Get Taken.
She has won first prize in several writing competitions, including Bath Flash Fiction and the Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award, and has placed or been listed in others including the Bridport Prize, Reflex flash fiction and the Anton Chekov Award for Very Short Fiction
Three of her stories have been selected for the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction and her novella-in-flash Among These Animals was published by Ellipsis Zine in March 2021 and shortlisted for best novella at the Saboteur Awards.
She has had numerous flash fictions published in print and online, including in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, The Forge Literary Magazine, Barrelhouse and National Flash Fiction Day anthologies.
She has performed her work at many spoken word nights in the North West, including as a headliner at Verbose, and a featured guest at That’s What She* Said. She has also written and performed bespoke pieces for the Not Quite Light Festival and the Words & Music Festival and performed at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe with For Books’ Sake.
She is represented by Laura Williams at Greene & Heaton and is currently working on her debut novel.