Recent news

We're back, with a new Pocketful of Lies

1 Nov 2007

Well, the site has been fairly quiet for some time, but there's been a lot going on behind the scenes. Following much beavering away at the electronic typewriter, we've come up with another Pocketful of Lies.

Last Christmas we released a free booklet consisting of some of the best stories from Quiet little Lies, called A Pocketful of Lies. It was delivered for no charge to whoever wanted it, and proved surprisingly popular. At least half a dozen of the subscribers were not grudgingly pitying friends of the authors, but instead were random members of the public. We think one of that half a dozen was actually trying an internet scam, but even that was enough to warm the cockles of our miserable hearts.

This year we hope to release the second compilation of mostly new material under the title Stones and Bones. More information closer to the time, but if you'd like a copy of APoL#2, then feel free to order your copy of Stones and Bones now. We hope to deliver paper copies to at least the first fifty UK subscribers.

(Note: if you received APoL #1, you will still need to resubmit your details. Or just drop us a quick note and we'll stick you on the list.)

More QlL stories live

15 May 2007

As part of the ongoing rebirth of the QlL site, we've a number of extra stories and serials on the site. Some are brand new, while some are old favourites from the previous incarnation of QlL.

Our new serial is Numbers, a set of lightning-short stories with a numerological bent. Consume one in your lunch hour, or settle down for an evening reading all of them. When they all go live, that is: keep tuned to our RSS feeds for updates.

Along with new content, the experimental serial A little bit of espionage is now live, and there's stacks of extra stories up there in the archives.

We're also hoping to bring some of the new content into this year's publication, hot on the heels of A Pocketful of Lies. Plans are afoot, and we'll bring you more news once we're actually certain of what we're doing.

Thanks for continuing to read QlL.

QlL at On The Fringe, Oxford

22 Mar 2007

Last week saw a number of events organised on the fringe of the Oxford Literary Festival. QlL writer J-P Stacey helped organise the hugely successful Oxfringe, which included an open-mic event at the St Aldate's Tavern, and an author-speaker meeting at Blackwell's bookshop beforehand co-organised by On The Fringe at Blackwell's.

On The Fringe also ran daily lunchtime speaker events, and at the Thursday's event two of the stories from A Pocketful of Lies could be heard drifting across Blackwell's coffee shop: Wake-up call and Visions and revisions.

Brand new QlL launched

11 Feb 2007

We're pleased to announce the launch of the new QlL site. We should be able to roll out a number of new whistles and bells over the next few weeks to make the experience of reading QlL as satisfying, unnerving and thought-provoking as we feel it should be.

A Pocketful of Lies online

7 Jan 2007

As promised, A Pocketful of Lies is now available to download for free. Click here to find out more about APoL. Copy it; distribute it; and if you're feeling adventurous, read it.