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 then 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. In 2011, he was selected as one of three students to read at the “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 the online poetry journal, Poetry24. He was an accredited proofreader for PIYE magazine and was published in the first two issues.
He has 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 then worked at a digital marketing company as the Lead Writer & Project Manager on the Wirral. He has worked and networked with writers, authors, poets, marketers, and managing directors.
He now works in the libraries of The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.
He completed his first novel, Magpie, and is currently looking for an agent and publisher. Magpie was longlisted for WriteNow 2017 with Penguin Random House. He was shortlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award 2018.
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