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R.A. CLARKE (Pseudonym)

Writers Games 2020 P2 Winner
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When she's not writing children's literature, Rachael Clarke enjoys writing short stories in all kinds of genres, including dark fiction, and horror. So not to confuse or frustrate her younger readership, Rachael publishes her short fiction under the pen name R.A. Clarke.

R.A. Clarke has a dedicated Facebook page for fans of her work.

You're invited (and very welcome) to join the community!

https://www.facebook.com/raclarkeauthor

 

Thank you for reading!

 

PUBLISHED SHORT FICTION: 

- My short story The Bubble was included in Page Turn Press's inaugural deadly flora themed short story anthology Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora. 2023.

- Novella: Becoming Grace, overall winner of the 2023 Write Fighter's 3-Day-Novella Challenge. See the results page on the organizer's website herehttps://writefighters.mailchimpsites.com/winners. Unfortunately this organizer did not honour their stated prizes on the website and rules, and also ghosted me after-the-fact, so, unfortunately, my novella was not published as was promised. But it will still find its way to being published. I'm working on it.

 

- Cloaked Press LLC's anthologies: Mind Terrors 2023, Fall into Fantasy 2023, and I have a story pending publication in their 2024 edition of Spring into Sci-fi.

- Lothlorien Poetry Journal, 2023. My romantic rhyming story titled Friday.

- Flights of Fantasy anthology by Iron Faerie Publishing, 2023: Jeremiah Rabbit.

- Cloaked Press LLC's Fall Into Fantasy 2022 anthology: Finding Mrs. Frintle.

- Love Wins Ukraine Charity anthology from a romance author collective, 2022: Clicking.

- T'was the Night before Christmas in Deathlehem, by Grinning Skull Press. 2022. A charity anthology. My rhyming horror story titled The Chimney.

Happy Accidents anthology by Red Penguin Books, 2022: Happy Accidents. My story won first place in this international humour short story contest, and the book was named for my crime caper tale.

- I had several flash fiction or poetry tales published in 2022 and 2023 with the Ladies of Horror project, provided by Nina D'Arcangela of Sirens Call Publications, and they were published on a blog at www.spreadingthewritersword.com.

Short story: Reverence (4th place) was published in the Writer's Workout 2022 Writer's Games anthology - 72 Hours of Insanity, Vol 11. 2022. Link here: https://www.amazon.com/72-Hours-Insanity-Anthology-Games-ebook/dp/B0BHTPZCRP/

- Short Story: Beautiful, published in the Sirens Call Publications Ezine - Issue #56. Dec 2021. Link here: http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_Winter2021.pdf

- I received an Honourable Mention in the Polar Expressions Publishing summer short story contest. Published in the "In the Mist" anthology. Dec 2021. Published story title: Mama. Link here: http://www.polarexpressions.ca/Shop.html

- Short Story: The Brightening, published in the Fall Into Fantasy: 2021 Edition (anthology) by Cloaked Press LLC. Sept 2021. Link here: https://www.amazon.ca/Fall-Into-Fantasy-Shane-Porteous-ebook/dp/B09CGCCTDS/

 

- Short Story: The Finisher, published in the A Pile of Bodies, A Pile of Heads horror anthology by Sinister Smile Press. Sept 2021. Link here: https://www.amazon.ca/Pile-Bodies-Heads/dp/1953112145/

- Poem: Little Boy, published in Polar Borealis Magazine #19. Sept 2021. Link here: http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/POLAR-BOREALIS-19-Aug-Sep-2021-1.pdf

- I was accepted into the Futurescapes writer's workshop (March, 2021), where I submitted an excerpt for my upcoming adult science fiction novel RACE TO NOVUS for review and critique. I am honoured to report I was nominated as a finalist for the Futurescapes Award. 

- Short Story: Nobody Suspects a Granny, published in Polar Borealis Magazine #17. 2021. Link here: http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/POLAR-BOREALIS-17-February-2021.pdf

- Short Story: Under the Floorboards, published in Sundial Magazine. 2021. Link here: Sundial Magazine - Under the Floorboards (google.com)

- 1st place overall Writer's Games winner! Short stories: Clicking (Event 3 - 2nd place) and A Friend in Need... (Event 5 - 3rd place) is published in the Writer's Workout 2020 Portion 2 Writer's Games anthology - 72 Hours of Insanity, Vol 9. 2020. Link here: 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of The Games: Workout, The Writer's: 9798580276502: Books - Amazon.ca

**Read R.A. Clarke's Writer's Games winning author interview here: The Writer's Games R.A. Clarke Interview (writersworkout.net)

- Short Story: Chicken, published in Siren's Call Publications ezine - Halloween issue #51. 2020. Link here: http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_October2020.pdf

- Short Story: How the Other Half Lives, published in Coffin Blossoms by Jolly Horror Press (a horror-comedy anthology). Oct. 2020. Link here: https://www.amazon.ca/Coffin-Blossoms-Horror-Comedy-Anthology/dp/B08KSLQ6XK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=coffin+blossoms&qid=1603338493&sr=8-1

- Short Story: Mr. Regret, published in the Fall Into Fantasy: 2020 Edition (anthology) by Cloaked Press LLC. Oct 2020. Link here: https://www.amazon.ca/Fall-Into-Fantasy-Jessica-Chanese/dp/1952796008/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1601978851&sr=8-1

- Short story: On the Inside (5th place) was published in the Writer's Workout 2020 Portion 1 Writer's Games anthology - 72 Hours of Insanity, Vol 8. 2020. Link here: https://www.amazon.ca/72-Hours-Insanity-Anthology-Games-ebook/dp/B08G8GQNFM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=72+hours+of+insanity&qid=1600286161&sr=8-1

- Short Story: Deadly Experimentation, published in Polar Borealis Magazine #15. 2020. Link here: POLAR-BOREALIS-15-June-2020.pdf (polarborealis.ca)

- Short Story: What Remains, published in Siren's Call Publications ezine - issue #50. 2020. Link here: http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_June2020.pdf

- 1st place winner of Writer's Weekly 24-Hour short story contest - published online. Story title: A Giant Tale. 2020. Link here: https://24hourshortstorycontest.com/archive/spring2020/clarke-1st-place

- Short Story: How Indiana Saved My Life - shortlisted in WOW! Women On Writing contest, 2020.

- Placed 4th overall in the Writer's Workout Writer's Games Portion 2, 2019.

 

- Short stories: Bridges Burned, Rewind (reprint), and a dark narrative poem titled Little Boy, were published in Siren's Call Publications ezine - Issue #49. 2020. Link here:  http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_March2020.pdf

- Short stories: Pinching Pennies (1st place), After Burning: A Memoir (2nd place), and Riding After Red (5th place) were published in the Writer's Workout 2019 Portion 2 Writer's Games anthology - 72 Hours of Insanity, Vol 7. 2020. Link herehttps://www.amazon.ca/72-Hours-Insanity-Anthology-Games/dp/1656825619/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=72+hours+of+insanity&qid=1586374673&sr=8-1

 

- Short story: The Elite, published in Siren's Call Publications ezine - Issue #48. 2019. Link here: SirensCallEZine_December2019.pdf (sirenscallpublications.com)

 

- Polar Expressions Publishing summer short story contest... My story was in the top 30% of stories, making it into the anthology. Published in "Our Town" Anthology. 2019. Published story title: Don't Pop 'Til You Get Enough. Link here: http://www.polarexpressions.ca/Shop.html

- Short story: L.A.M.E. was longlisted in the To Hull And Back short story contest 2019.

- 2nd place winner in Writers Weekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest - published online. Story title: REWIND. 2019. Link here: https://24hourshortstorycontest.com/archive/summer2019

- 1st place winner in Transcona Literacy Centre (TLC) "So you think you can write" contest. Published short story title: Awakening. 2006. Also shortlisted in Eden Mills Writers Festival Contest 2019. Read this story on my Blog now! Link here: https://www.rachaelclarkewrites.com/post/awakening

 

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