First story of 2016 published today!

Go to to buy a copy of their January magazine – only $10.  On page 22 is my Northern Christmas Ghost story. So exciting – well, for me, anyway.

Julia Macfarlane welcomes you in

Julia Macfarlane

I have been writing for years, with limited success.  Maybe it’s because I’m too lazy to write every day; maybe I’ve just got too many hobbies; maybe I’m just too lazy.

I have had a few small successes and I will reprint them on this website once they are “free” again for me to publish.  To start off with, I’ll print some old stuff that was published in the 1990s, the last time I sent stuff off regularly, and a few bits I have had printed since I moved to Bognor.

My 2016 plan is to finish the first draft of my novel, and send off my short stories to magazines and competitions.  2016 has started well. Two stories have been shortlisted in the Writearound Sussex Competition so waiting to hear what this means for those pieces.

A Northern Christmas Ghost Story was accepted by Pilcrow & Dagger and will appear in their literary magazine on 11 January 2016, preview promo here: