About

Joe Bedford is a writer from Doncaster, UK.

He received his BA Hons in English Literature with Creative Writing & Practice from Lancaster University in 2008, and has since written for various publications.

His short stories have been featured or are forthcoming in Adbusters, CakeDisclaimer, Fictive DreamFlockThe Ham Free Press, The Jellyfish Review, Litro, The London Journal of Fiction, The Mechanics’ Institute ReviewThe Nottingham Review, Sonder, Spelk, Spontaneity and Storgy. His work has also been performed as part of Brighton Fringe, Small Wonder Festival and Felixstowe Book Festival, and has been anthologised in Rattles Tales 4 and The Brighton Prize Anthology. He was Highly Commended in the Hastings LitFest short story competition in 2018, and in the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2015. In January 2019, he won Waterstones’ sophomore Write & Raise prize for his story ‘The Seagull’.

Alongside his own work, Joe hosts Bovine Cemetery, a regular short fiction performance night at Brighton’s Komedia theatre.

He is currently seeking representation for his novel Cacophony USSR, his work on which earned him ‘Most Promising Student’ as part of Curtis Brown’s inaugural Edit and Pitch course.

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