About

Michael Holloway is a writer from Liverpool, UK. He is an author, short story writer, and poet.

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 until 2012.

In 2011, he won first place in the Merseyside & Cheshire Writing Competition. The same year, 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. He then worked briefly as a music reviewer.

From November 2012 to November 2013 he was the editor of the online poetry journal, Poetry24. He was an accredited proofreader for PIYE magazine.

He has worked as a sales assistant, content writer, copywriter, editor, and as a freelance writer. He now works in the library of The University of Liverpool.

He was shortlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award 2018 and longlisted in 2019. Again, in 2019, he was published in the short story anthology, Still Worlds Turning with No Alibis Press. He has completed his first novel, Magpie, and is currently looking for an agent and publisher. Magpie was longlisted for WriteNow 2017 with Penguin Random House.

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