Désirée Reynolds

Désirée Reynolds is a writer, editor and creative writing workshop facilitator, living in Sheffield. She started her writing career as a freelance journalist for the Jamaica Gleaner and the Village Voice. She has written film scripts, short stories, poetry and flash fiction. Her stories are in various anthologies, both online and in print. “Seduce” her first novel was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2013 to much acclaim. Her fiction is concerned with Black women, internal landscapes and a continuous struggle against the white, male gaze, notions of beauty, race and being.  Committed to anti racism and intersectionality, she draws on her experiences of these to make creative work.  Her short stories have been widely published in various publications and online.  Désirée’s latest short story will be out this July with Dead Ink and Bloomsbury. She has been on numerous panels about literature and film, race and gender and continues to work as a writer, editor, journalist and broadcaster.  She was longlisted for the 2021 BBC Short Story Prize.

Désirée has a story in our Global Majority anthology, Where We Find Ourselves

Other publications

Born On Sunday, Silent, Comma Press anthology, Book Of Sheffield 2019

Strong Like you, Short Story, Vanguard, 2018

Plays, Black Flash Crime Fiction, Cultureword, 2018

Beautiful Blues, Short Story, Anthology of Afro-Caribbean elders, Vanguard Editions 2017

Lighthouse Literary Journal, Short Story 2016

Elevator Fiction, anthology of Black British Flash Fiction, Cultureword, 2016

Works, Closure, anthology of Black British Short Stories, Peepal Tree Press, 2015

Uprooted, Tangled Roots project, 2014

Seduce,  A Novel, Peepal Tree Press, 2013