Haltham, Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Literary Fiction

Writer Biography

Born in the Midlands in the early Seventies, Dan Powell worked as a Secondary School English Teacher for nearly ten years before studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work has most recently appeared in the pages of Carve Magazine, Paraxis, Structo, The Molotov Cocktail, and Fleeting. He recently received a Carve Esoteric Award for his short story & Storm in a Teacup& , while & Half-mown Lawn& won the Yeovil Literary Prize for short fiction and is included in Salt Publishing’s The Best British Short Stories 2012. His debut collection of short fiction was shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize and will be published by Salt in 2014. When not writing, Dan teaches part time and takes care of his young family as a homedad.


Selected Publications

Looking Out of Broken Windows (Salt Publishing, Feb 2014)

Contributed To

Best British Short Stories 2012

Carve Spring 2013

Structo 9

Scraps and Jawbreakers (National Flash Fiction Day anthologies)

Performances & Workshops

In July 2013 I successfully led a week long writing workshop for Year 9 students in my local secondary school.

Prizes & Awards

Carve Esoteric Award 2013

The Scott Prize 2013 (shortlisted)

The Salt Short Story Prize 2013 (runner-up)

The Yeovil Prize for Short Fiction 2010 (1st prize)

Winchester Writers Conference Short Story Award 2009 (2nd Prize)

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Teaching
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    I am a fully qualified Secondary School English Teacher and, prior to moving to Lincolnshire in August 2013, successfully led a week long writing workshop for Year 9 students in my local secondary school.

    I am currently entering the third year of my MA in Creative Writing and will qualify in September 2014.

    Want to know more?

    You can request more information about this writer by sending an email to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.

    Websites, blogs and links to work