Ed Cottrell was born and brought up in Oxford and now lives in Brighton. His fiction is published in journals including Brittle Star, Structo and Neon Magazine. He was the 2018 winner of the Desperate Literature Prize for short fiction, was shortlisted for the London Short Story Prize in 2017, and selected for Spread the Word’s ‘Platform’ artist development scheme the same year.
He is an alumni of Writers’ Centre Norwich’s Escalator programme, was a writer in residence at Toji Cultural Foundation (South Korea) in 2015, and a visiting writer at the Civitell Ranieri Foundation, Italy, in 2018. He currently works as Digital Content Editor at Modern Poetry in Translation.
Read ‘The Stone Mill’ in 3:AM Magazine
‘Happy Gate’ – featured in the London Short Story Prize Anthology 2017
Read ‘For Quite A While I Have Been Digging A Hole With This Dog’ – From Mechanics Institute Review Online.
Awards & residencies
Winner, Desperate Literature prize for short fiction, 2018
Awardee, PLATFORM Spread the Word’s artist development scheme, 2017
Shortlisted, London Short Story Prize, 2017
Writer in Residence, Toji Cultural Foundation, April-June 2015
Winner, Escalator/Inspires competition, Writers’ Centre Norwich/Ideas Tap, 2014