Rob Walton is from Scunthorpe, and now lives in Whitley Bay. His poems, flash fictions and short stories for adults and children have appeared in various anthologies and magazines. He is currently editing his first fiction collection. His publishers include the Emma Press, Bloomsbury, Frances Lincoln, Harper Collins, Butcher’s Dog, Smith/Doorstop, Dunlin Press, Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Candlestick Press, Strix and, of course, Arachne Press. He has also written scripts, a pathway and columns for Scunthorpe United’s matchday magazine. He sometimes tweets @anicelad.
We are publishing Rob’s debut poetry collection, This Poem Here in March 2021
Rob’s stories for Stations, Yellow Tulips, and Lenny Bolton Changes Trains are set at New Cross and Whitechapel. They concern an awkward not-quite-love triangle, and an exhibition that defies the boundaries of a gallery.
Rob’s story for DUSK is Words on Paper, and was performed in Carlisle on 21st December at Dusk, and published in the Dusk anthology June 2018
Rob’s story for Time and Tide, Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, The Dowager Duchess of Berwick-upon-Tweed May or May Not be Bottling It, was performed at Lisbon and Maryport, and published in the Time and Tide anthology.