Launch – New Fictions 2021


Join winners of New Fictions Alex Carulli, Rosemary Johnston, and Stella Bech to celebrate the publication of their debut novellas.

Thursday 1st July 2021
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Join us to celebrate the launch of New Fictions 2021.

The event will include readings from each author as well as a fun quiz with book prizes, and the chance to ask questions.

New Fictions 2021 features three new books by three exciting authors.


Madeleine by Stella Bech (jacket)Madeleine by Stella Bech

Madeleine is everything Angela is not: charismatic, lovable, certain

It is 1996. At sixteen, Angela wants something to happen to her – anything – instead of being told her potential while living in her own private prison. She couch hops and chainsmokes, unable to find her place in a predatory city. When she meets Madeleine, she finds what she’s longed for – someone for her; who opens up not just the city, but her whole life. Until abruptly, a betrayal destroys it all, and Angela begins to realise things were not what they seemed.

Madeleine is a story of two people who find and lose each other, and the ways love, loss and memory shape a life. 

Stella Bech is a psychotherapist who lives and works in London. Madeleine is her first book.

The Day I Killed J. D. Salinger (jacket)The Day I Killed J. D. Salinger by Alex Carulli

Born in New York City on the night of John Lennon’s assassination Ros is now a celebrated photographer who claims to have killed reclusive writer J. D. Salinger with the help of her alter ego Marta. In the psychiatric hospital where she resides Ros talks with her therapist about art and pop culture and the psychological and moral motives behind her actions. But rebellious and outspoken Marta has other ideas: she mistrusts the therapist and is determined to escape from the hospital during the building refurbishment.

Flowing as a torrent of stream-of-consciousness prose The Day I Killed J. D. Salinger explores the vital function of art and the responsibility that ensues when art is not simply what we do but who we are.

Born in Southern Italy Alex Carulli is a full-time dad and writer. He is currently working on a collection of stories and a novel. He lives in London with his wife and children.

The Day I Killed J. D. Salinger is his first published book.


Source by Rosemary JohnstonJacket for Source by Rosemary Johnston

Kate and her teenage daughter return to Ireland to sort through what is left of the family farm. But in doing so, Kate is brought to all the reasons she left many years ago. She can find no attachment to the objects of her past until she comes across her father’s dictionary.

Can words be the way for her to unlock the past? Can they help pave the way towards reconciliation? Can they help us understand ourselves?

Source is a book about beginnings and homeland and the words that accompany us on our journey.

Rosemary Johnston grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland and lives in North Yorkshire with her family. She has written for adults and children, and regularly writes articles on poetry, language and history. Her plays have been produced at the Gateway Theatre in Chester and she has completed a debut novel The Children of Angels’ Eyrie. She is an editor of Vixen Magazine.

Buy Madeleine, The Day I Killed J.  D. Salinger, and Source together as a bundle here