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Category: Rock and a Hard Place magazine

My short story selected for literary magazine

Rock and a Hard PlaceA short story of mine titled ‘No one has to know’ is to be published in the revered literary magazine Rock and a Hard Place.

The American publication received a wealth of submissions for its upcoming issue, and my story is one of the chosen few to make the cut.

The ethos behind Rock and a Hard Place magazine is to highlight characters struggling at the bottom rung of the ladder, whether they got there through bad luck or their own bad choices. It gives a voice to the marginalised, the poor, the fallen, and the desperate – and focuses on what happens when they’re put in a tight spot without having the means to get out of it.

The magazine’s editorial board includes Roger Nokes (who writes under the pseudonym Stanton McCaffrey), Jay Butkowski, Jonathan Elliott, Nikki Dolson, Katrina Robinson and Albert Tolcher, an esteemed and talented bunch who have written for the likes of Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter, Near to the Knuckle and The Guardian.

‘No one has to know’ is about a lowly hardware depot worker who is forced to make a difficult and risky decision as his life reaches a significant crossroads. The issue it will feature in is scheduled to be released in March.

The previous issue of Rock and a Hard Place can be found here.