Hello there

Jim Minton is a new writer of fiction, based in London but raised in the North East of England. On this website you can read his published works, which are mostly - but not all - darkly funny tales of growing up in Northumberland. You can also find out about Undertone, his new novel and read more about Jim, if you wish. All works are his copyright. So you can't pretend they are yours, even if you want to!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Slow progress - but lots of fun stuff anyway

I have just submitted Undertone to The Borough Press open submissions. Total long shot, as they will be inundated with all kinds of different stuff, but you never know. Enough people have been positive about the novel so far for me to trust that it is actually pretty good, even if no-one has bitten yet. About to start on a new short story for Red Army Fiction which is back on again in May. I havent written anything new for a while and can feel a bit of an urge to change direction. We'll see how it goes. Otherwise I have been busy - training for and doing the London Marathon which was fun - and trying to catch up with art, film, cinema and music. Saw The Wave Pictures at Islington Assembly Hall last week which was great, even if he is just a little smug. Got a great May of music ahead too, with Neutral Milk Hotel, She Makes War, Hurray for the Riff Raff and the Local Shhhh festival all inked in. There is a new Artangel exhibition on Van Gogh and something new at Raven Row too, so it really feels like the cultural sun has begun to rise. Oh and of course my great friend and mentor Heidi James will celebrate the publication of her brilliant new novel Wounding in a couple of weeks. So delighted for her and can't wait to see it in Waterstones.