Michael Holloway is a writer from Liverpool, UK. He is an author, short story writer, and poet, as well as being an online content writer, having worked in digital marketing.
He was born in 1985 and attended the University of Central Lancashire where he read English Literature and Creative Writing and graduated in 2008.
He studied a Masters in Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. He won first place in the 2011 Merseyside & Cheshire Writing Competition for his short story A Celebration, which was subsequently published in In The Red magazine. He worked briefly as a music reviewer for Liverpool-based magazines. He was also selected as one of three students to read at the 2011 “Next Up” Showcase to read an extract of his novel, which was met with positive acclaim.
From November 2012 to November 2013 he was the editor of Poetry24, an online poetry journal for news-based poetry. He was an accredited proofreader for PIYE magazine and was published in the first two issues.
He worked as a copywriter and as a freelance writer. After seven years working for the John Lewis Partnership, he moved on to become a copywriter. He now works at a digital marketing company as the Lead Writer & Project Manager in the Wirral. He has worked and networked with writers, authors, poets, markerters, and managing directors.
He completed his first novel, Magpie, in the Summer of 2017, and is currently looking for an agent and publisher. Magpie was longlisted for the WriteNow event with Pengin Random House.