STARLINGS published by Revenge Ink on July 14th 2011
‘A magnificently assembled and riveting exploration of lives in a city. Poetic and moving with a dose of dark humour. Starlings takes you to places you wouldn’t normally go without ever leaving Brighton. Unforgettable.’
Grit Lit (winners of the 2010 Brighton Fringe Literary Event)
Read a truly excellent review on The Short Review –
‘Well written and engaging, Erinna Mettler’s Starlings is a daisy-chain novel comprising twenty-one interlinked short fictions which together tell the story of Brighton, and a cross-section of its inhabitants. The narrative is non-linear and fragmented. It circles, dips, soars like a flock of starlings in flight. This is a novel in episodes, in scenes, which are not always causally connected, but in which meaning is multi-layered, so that the whole can become more than the sum of its parts. ‘
SOURDOUGH has finally been published by someone! It is in New London Writers
EVOLUTION was short-listed in The Fish Flash Fiction Award 2016
ARMSTRONG was short-listed in The Fish Short Story Prize 2016
MILEY CYRUS FAULT in The Manchester Review issue 14
GRIMALDI was published in Riptide Vol 10
HOMER was published on Visual Verse May 2014
WHAT ME & PA SAW IN THE MEADOW was shortlisted for The Bristol Prize 2013 and is in their wonderful anthology.
SOURDOUGH was shortlisted for The Writers & Artists Yearbook Arvon Prize 2013 and published onsite.
TEA & FRANKENSTEIN was published on the One Million Stories website and included in their best of 2011 anthology.
FOOTPRINTS was published in the first issue of What The Dicken’s? Magazine
PEACOCK, VW and DUET were included on Paragraph Planet in 2012
CLARKSON WAS GOOD was short listed at the Guildford Book Festival 2010 and published in THE TRAIN IN THE NIGHT AND OTHER STORIES published by Completely Novel in 2010.
CLARKSON WAS GOOD also published in Swamp Writing,Time & Memory issue 2010.
THE GIRL WITH THE INDIAN BRAIDS – WHY MAD MEN IS A TELEVISION NOVEL in Open Pen
I have had a few essays published by Threshold’s Short Story Forum
HOW WE DECIDED on The Brighton Prize shortlist
THE TWO MRS FOXES about Sarah Hall’s short story Mrs Fox
IN PRAISE OF AUGGIE WREN on Paul Auster’s classic Christmas story
WHOEVER HOLDS THE RATTLE TELLS THE TALE on Rattle Tales
I am relatively new to poetry but a very lovely journal agreed to publish a few recently and I must say I am in excellent international company.
METAPHOR MAGAZINE – 2nd poet, Peacock, Refuse, A Jacket For My Father and Tuscan Bread
VISUAL VERSE – March 2014 Songbird Soup
I have collaborated with jeweller Vivienne Ridley on The Riddler Collection, combining one off items with modern fables to make a truly unique gift for every occassion.
Readings and Events
Together The People, Preston Park Sept 5th and 6th 2015 – The Beach Hut Writers on The Soapbox Stage on Saturday and Sunday evening.
Rattle Tales @ Brighton Fringe 2015
The Beach Hut Writers in The Tinker Box, Brighton Fringe 2015
The Small WOnder Slam @ The Charleston Festival 2014
Readings @ 42 Artists Open Houses 2014
I will be reading at INCURSION Vol 2 at Brighton’s Community Art Centre on March 30th
I have read at Rattle Tales many time, including once in France and three times at Brighton Fringe and at SMALL WONDER at Charleston.
Underneath was read by Wordtheatre at Latitude Festival 2012 and at their Anaphylaxis benefit the week before. Both times the stories were read by Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones) and Diana Vickers and they were a joy to listen to!
STARLINGS was long listed for the Edge Hill Prize 2012
My short story SOURDOUGH, about a homeless man in New York at the time of John Lennon’s death was short-listed for the Writer’s & Artists Yearbook Arvon Short Story Prize 2012 and published on their website.
I read an extract from STARLINGS at Grit Lit Brighton on December 9th 2011 at The Red Rooster in Kemptown watch
I read an extract from STARLINGS at Ace Stories Brighton on September 25th 2011 at The Pelirocco Hotel.
UNDERNEATH was read at Grit Lit, Brighton, Dec. 2010
UNDERNEATH was read at Liars League London on July 12th 2011 watch
ACE Stories commissioned a story for their charity event THE SEA at Saint Luke’s Church Hove in aid of The RNLI, the most interesting venue I have ever read at.
I took part in the Hendrick’s Short Story Slam at the 2011 Brighton Fringe Festival. A terrifying and exciting experience!
I read at The Gloobah and AC Artist’s Open Houses during the 2011 Brighton Festival and will be doing more readings this year.
DALEKS was long-listed in the 2009 Fish Short Story Prize.
Two of my stories SLEEPING IN A COFFIN and VIRTUOSITY have been expertly interpreted at Are You Sitting Comfortably? in Brighton. I recommend this as an experience for a writer so check out their website.