Gill Blow’s short stories delve into day to day mundane lives and reveal them as extraordinary. On a bench, or an allotment, on top of a hill, or in a cafe her characters tell stories which are unexpected, poignant, and funny.
Gill graduated the Writing MA with Distinction at Sheffield Hallam and was awarded the A M Heath Prize for Creative Writing who said her stories were “exceptionally well-crafted and had an emotional truth to them which is often lacking in this form.”
Her story ‘Ladies of the soil’ read by actor Phillip Jackson was broadcast on Radio 4 as one of three winners in the ‘Opening Lines’ series, it was also published in ‘Crannog’ and ‘The Reader’ literary magazines.
She was awarded First Prize in the Rubery Short Story Competition for her story ‘On The Bench.’ ‘Gulliver’ was published in The Lincolnshire Echo as part of the Writing East Midlands competition, ‘This Isn’t Skeggy’ was a runner-up in the Alan Sillitoe competition, her story ‘Waiting to go on’ was published by Negative Press. Several of her stories have been short-listed in prestigious competitions such as Bridport, Mslexia and Fish.