Publications

“Satirical and humorous in tone, Olsen has a real gift for creating empathetic and believable characters.”

Sarah Schofield, Introduction to Threads.

HOWL front cover featuring an illustrated eye with eyelashes
'HOWL - An illustrated anthology based on the poetry of Allen Ginsburg' (April 2023) features a double page-spread illustration. Compiled by Harriet Lee-Merrion.
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'FUEL - An anthology of prize-winning flash fictions raising funds to fight fuel poverty' (Feb 2023) features the short story, 'The Haunted Pan'.
Strix issue 8 cover with abstract owl in black and brown
Issue #8 of Strix (Autumn 2022) features the short story, 'Aspatria by Request'.
The Great Read 2022 book cover (black with white text and a liver bird)
The Great Read 2022 launched at the Liverpool Literary Festival (9 Oct '22) featuring the short story, 'Do Not Point at the Sun'.
Confingo issue 16 cover featuring two bees on homeycomb and a old lady peering out under netted curtains
Issue #16 of Cōnfingō (Autumn 2021) features the short story, 'Glass Half-Hearted'.
Strange Abrasions book cover featuring an abstract red mark on a black background
Strange Abrasions: Thirteen Untold Horrors (Comma Press eBook, 2021) features the short story, 'Twenty-Twenty Vision'.
STORGY Flash Fiction 2019
STORGY Flash Fiction 2019 (eBook) & STORGY Flash Fiction Volume One (paperback, 2020) feature the flash, 'Undocumented Movements of a Lost Canary'.
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The Liminal Residency published the short story, 'Minor Modifications' online in August 2019.
Flash Fiction Festival Two book cover
Flash Fiction Festival Two (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2018) features the flash, 'Car Parts from Latvia'.
The Lobsters Run Free - Bath Flash Fiction Volume Two book cover
The Lobsters Run Free: Bath Flash Fiction Volume Two (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2018) features the flash, 'Single Use'.
Flash Fiction One red book cover
Flash Fiction Festival One (Ad Hoc Fiction, 2017), features the flash, 'Far-Flung'.
The Manchester Anthology 2017 book cover
The Manchester Anthology 2017 (Centre for New Writing) was co-edited by Phil Olsen and features an excerpt of the short story, 'Lorem Ipsum'.
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Threads: Short Stories by New Liverpool Writers (Comma Press eBook, 2016) features the short story, 'Fireworks of Distinction'.