Links

‘Putting the ‘fun’ in funeral’ – guestpost for Sitting on the Swings on my proposed funeral setlist – http://sittingontheswings.com/2014/10/12/putting-the-fun-in-funeral-by-gill-hoffs/

‘Travels and Tribulations’ article on the perils of Victorian sea travel for Discover Your History (costs £1 to download) – http://www.history-hub.com/dyh/article/307/Travels-and-Tribulations

Article on publishing with an independent at writing.ie http://www.writing.ie/resources/publishing-with-an-independent-by-gill-hoffs/?utm_content=buffer0fbaf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Interview with Jennifer Garside of Wyte Phantom Corsetry & Clothing at Suzie Grogan‘s blog on how she got into re-enactments and corsetry, and the hazards of Cat Assisted Design (Jen helped me conduct the research into women’s clothing and mortality rates on RMS Tayleur) – http://nowrigglingoutofwriting.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/the-sinking-of-the-rms-tayleur-author-gill-hoffs-on-how-victorian-corsetry-contributed-to-a-tragedy/

Guestpost on the Victorian Titanic for A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England, including details of the media’s complicity in the wrecking of RMS Tayleurhttp://visitvictorianengland.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/the-lost-story-of-victorian-titanic.html

Pig and Potatoes – essay on the generosity of the Irish towards the survivors of the RMS Tayleur, at Literary Orphanshttp://literaryorphans.org/ttl/pig-potatoes-gill-hoffs/

Short piece at Historical Honey on some of the colourful characters on board the RMS Tayleur http://www.historicalhoney.com/heroes-rogues-victorian-titanic/

12 stories, one a month, as part of Pure Slush‘s innovative 2014 project.  More details here http://pureslush.webs.com/2014.htm

The Welcome of Weeds – flash fiction included in the 2014 Santa Fe Literary Review http://www.sfcc.edu/files/SFLR/SFLR2014v2web.pdf

Maggots, marmalade, and maritime food – a nonfiction piece about the kind of food and drink Victorian sea-travellers could expect/hope for/dread, published online here http://pureslush.webs.com/maggotsmarmalade.htm

Things that rip my knitting – an opinion piece on stuff that winds me up, including dolphins, dogbite buggies, and dubious headlines, published online here http://sittingontheswings.com/2013/11/20/things-that-rip-my-knitting-by-gill-hoffs/

Another rant, this time about children’s TV, for the satire/opinion site Sitting on the swings, published online here http://sittingontheswings.com/2013/09/15/things-to-avoid-if-you-dont-want-to-teach-your-child-to-swear-at-tvs-by-gill-hoffs/comment-page-1/#comment-606

Ten Songs – a very personal tracklisting of ten songs that provoke particularly strong memories for me, some horrible, some great, published online here http://sittingontheswings.com/2013/08/26/ten-songs-by-gill-hoffs/

Nice To Meat You (Not) – a sweary rant about the common reactions I get when people find out I’m vegetarian, published online here http://sittingontheswings.com/2013/08/02/nice-to-meat-you-not-by-gill-hoffs/

Shitnesses – why I regret not having a bra on when I opened the front door to Jehovah’s Witnesses, published online here http://sittingontheswings.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/shitnesses-by-gill-hoffs/

A review of Shaun Attwood’s HARD TIME and Jeremy Scott’s FAST AND LOUCHE, plus a bit about my misadventures with toothpaste, published online here http://www.katyodowd.com/?p=87

The Tattoo Ban – a personal article on tattoos, Krazy Kat and Ignatz, and the ugliest flower fairy in the known universe, published online here http://sittingontheswings.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-tattoo-ban-by-gill-hoffs/

Making Angels – included in the forthcoming ‘Trans-Oceanic, INK!’ project from Literary Orphans, more details here http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/?page_id=213

But the cat… – included in the ‘Oh Sandy!’ humorous charity anthology for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, available to buy NOW via http://www.ohsandybook.com/

Four chapters – included in print anthology ‘Gorge’ (a multi-author novel) from Pure Slush, available to buy via http://www.lulu.com/shop/pure-slush/gorge-a-novel-in-stories-pure-slush-vol-4/paperback/product-20609218.html

Desperately Seeking Sustenance – included in print anthology ‘Real’ from Pure Slush, available to buy via http://www.lulu.com/shop/pure-slush/real-pure-slush-vol-3/paperback/product-20465619.html

Introduction to the (last ever) Spilling Ink Review anthology, link no longer available (sorry)

Kiki’s Delivery Service – included in the charity anthology ‘Off The Record 2’, edited by Luca Veste, available to buy via http://www.lucaveste.com/2012/09/off-record-2-now-available.html

Craft: The Magic Keys To Tight Prose –  article on how to reduce wordcounts in your writing/edit with ease, published online at http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/craft-the-magic-keys-to-tight-prose/#.UCj69snrlLU.facebook

Teething trouble – Runner Up in the Carnage Conservatory Campfire Tales Ghost Story Contest, published online at https://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/runner-up-campfire-tales-ghost-story-contest-teething-trouble-by-gill-hoffs/

Cold Comfort – included in print anthology ‘No Rest For The Wicked’, currently available as an e-book from http://www.amazon.com/No-Rest-Wicked-ebook/dp/B008BJ2104/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1339705694&sr=1-6&keywords=no+rest+for+the+wicked

Hand To Mouth – published online at http://www.literaryorphans.org/?wpb_portfolio=hand-to-mouth

‘Tansy Rogers is her name!’ – included in print anthology ‘Notausgang’ from Pure Slush, available to buy at http://www.lulu.com/shop/pure-slush/notausgang-emergency-exit-pure-slush-vol-2/paperback/product-20116454.html

Easy cum, easy go – 2nd place in the March Madness contest at Carnage Conservatory, published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/2nd-place-for-march-madness-easy-cum-easy-go-by-gill-hoffs/

Because I’m worth it – published online at http://aminormagazine.com/2012/03/26/because-im-worth-it/

The Ghost Of A Smile – illustrated by Shaun Lynch http://www.shaunlynchillustration.com, and available to buy at Lost In Thought magazine here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/345833

Runner – included in print anthology ‘Kino’ from Pure Slush, available to buy soon

Collared – available to buy online as part of the print and also e-anthology ‘100 Horrors’ from Cruentus Libri at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00797QZYM/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_alp_mR3opb1DPSH1S

Doggy style – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/howlings-february-7th-2012/

Great Great Uncle Charlie – nonfiction, published online at http://pureslush.webs.com/greatgreatunclecharlie.htm

The Rescue – published online at http://www.whlreview.com/no-6.4/fiction/GillHoffs.pdf

Working Dinner – published online at http://pureslush.webs.com/workingdinner.htm

Slut’s Pennies – included in print anthology ‘Slut’, available to buy at http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/pure-slush-volume-1-slut/18717476

Red Christmas – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/holiday-of-horrors-christmas-nightmares/

Following on – included in print anthology ‘Duality 6’, available to buy at http://www.dualitythebook.co.uk/home/news

Book review of Andrew McCallum Crawford’s ‘The Next Stop Is Croy’ – published online at http://jmww.150m.com/CrawfordRev.html

The Rites Of The Child – published online at http://www.sparkbright.org/issues/issue-7/

Protein – a true tale of my childhood, published online at http://pureslush.webs.com/protein.htm

What to do when you wake up raped – published online at http://connotationpress.com/fiction/1181-gill-hoffs-fiction

The Tupperware Baby – published online at http://connotationpress.com/fiction/1181-gill-hoffs-fiction

2011 Wire Writers’ Short Story Competition – organised a fundraising competition for the local animal shelter, please go to http://www.rspcawarrington.org.uk/index.asp?m=22 to donate.  The Wire Writers’ website contains useful links at http://wirewriters.org.uk/2011/11/warrington-rspca-writing-competition/

Fictitious staff profiles – available as a prompt for submissions to Gorge (print anthology) at http://pureslush.webs.com/ganostaffprofiles.htm

Marula Marvel (a celebratory cake recipe) – available online as part of Pure Slush’s first birthday celebrations at http://pureslush.webs.com/pureslushturnsone.htm#812097134

The Gaps Within – published online at http://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/the-gaps-within-by-gill-hoffs/

Safekeeping – participated in a four person writing project, published online at http://usedfurniturereview.com/2011/11/11/safekeeping-by-meg-tuites-exquisite-quartet/

Shoot first – published online at http://umpharchives.weebly.com/current-issue-november-2011.html

Fuck Hitler – shortlisted for the 2011 Spilling Ink Fiction Prize, and available to buy at http://spillinginkreview.com/anthology/story-book/

In her skin – my second novel was recommended for the shortlist of the 2011 Virginia Prize

Smashing Pumpkins – published online at http://thrillskillsnchills.blogspot.com/2011/11/smashing-pumpkins-by-gill-hoffs.html

Pussy – winner of the Crimson Skull contest at Carnage Conservatory, available online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/pussy-winner-of-the-crimson-skull-contest/

A present of mice – available to buy online soon as part of a charity anthology of bedtime stories to raise funds for an orphanage in Tanzania

Yellow – published online at http://pureslush.webs.com/yellow.htm

The creature in the coal – online as part of the Patti Nase challenge http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/gill-hoffs/the-creature-in-the-coal

Flatus – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/flatus/

Imago – published online at http://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/imago-by-gill-hoffs/

Baring up – published online at http://bluefifthreview.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/flash-special-september-2011-11-18/

Miss – a reply piece to Susan Gibb’s ‘Me, My Mother And I’, online at http://pureslush.webs.com/memymotherandimiss.htm#789460705

Five pieces of hint fiction – published online at http://writenic.wordpress.com/nailpolish-stories-a-tiny-colorful-journal/

Bitch of an itch – published online at Carnage Conservatory http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/a-bitch-of-an-itch/

Bad Water – included in print anthology ‘Duality 5’.  Available to buy here http://www.dualitythebook.co.uk/buy-the-book

The premature ending of Annie MacLeod – online at http://www.flashfictionfriday.com/2011/09/08/f3-cycle-47-stories-of-lost-children/ and also available to buy as part of the Lost Children charity anthology.  It’s cheap, an exciting read, and raises money for children’s charities both in the UK and USA.  See Amazon for details via the link!

The Starveling – published online at http://pureslush.webs.com/thestarveling.htm

Sparking a sneeze – in print and online in the current issue of The Linnet’s Wings http://www.thelinnetswings.com/run/?stn=1034&pageno=2#M6

A Tempting Homogeneity – published online in a coming issue of Schrodinger’s Mouse

Duty Free – published online at http://pureslush.webs.com/dutyfree.htm

Baring up – published online at http://bluefifthreview.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/flash-special-september-2011-11-18/

‘All Natural Ingredients!’ – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/all-natural-ingredients/

Hair ball – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/hair-ball/

Firework Sand – Honourable Mention for the 2011 Spilling Ink Short Story Prize, published online at http://spillinginkreview.com/issue-6/fiction/gill-hoffs/

Ponder that pedicure – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/ponder-that-pedicure/

Premenstrual Terror – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/premenstrual-terror/

WARNING – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/warning-may-cause-serious-harm-deafness-and-decapitation/

Rosalia  –  in ‘Stripped’ print anthology, which will be used as part of the MFA program in some American Universities. See link here: http://writenic.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/who-else-is-getting-stripped/

Snow go – published online at http://pureslush.webs.com/snowgo.htm

Cost and effect – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/cost-and-effect/

A bloodied ear of corn – published online at http://carnageconservatory.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/a-bloodied-ear-of-corn/

A Bottle of Raspberries – published online at http://52250flash.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/25/

Janice, Josh, and a new evolution – included in ‘Duality 4’ print anthology. Available to buy here http://www.dualitythebook.co.uk/buy-the-book

Acceptance – published online at http://spillinginkreview.com/issue-4/fiction/gill-hoffs/

Black Fish – nonfiction piece which won 1st place in the 2011 Spilling Ink Nonfiction Competition, and was included in the ‘Spilling Ink’ print anthology.  Available to buy here http://spillinginkreview.com/anthology/spilling-ink-volume-1/

“The Perfection of Ten” – 2nd place in Southport Writers’ Circle Annual Open Short Story Competition 2010, mentioned at http://www.swconline.co.uk/previouscomp.html

It’s considered unlucky to kill them… – 1st place in the Unbound Press Flash Fiction competition 2010, and included in the ‘Loose Leaves’ print anthology.  Available to buy here http://unboundpress.com/2010/12/13/new-release-loose-leaves/

“The Perfection of Ten” – runner up in a competition

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