Alison Lock's latest, and second collection of short stories, A Witness of Waxwings (2017), is published by Cultured Llama Publishing. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in anthologies and journals in the UK and internationally, published in Litro, Firewords Quarterly, The Copperfield Review, Junoesq, Lakeview International Literary Review, and many others. Her stories have won prizes in The London Magazine Competition 2015, The Sentinel Quarterly Review, and The 14th Conference for the Short Story in English at Shanghai Contest (3rd place), amongst others. She has published a fantasy novella, Maysun and the Wingfish (2016), Mothers Milk Books; and a third collection of poetry, Revealing the Odour of Earth (2017), Calder Valley Poetry. She has an M.A. in Literature Studies from York St John University.