Gabrielle Mullarkey

For nearly 30 years, I’ve been one of the most widely published writers in magazine fiction, contributing more than 2,000 pieces to every weekly magazine for women in the UK (plus counterparts as far afield as Australia and South Africa). My published magazine fiction has ranged in length from 1,000 words to serials of 20,000 words!

During that time, in my ‘day job,’ I’ve worked as a journalist on magazines and newspapers, both as a sub-editor and as a contributor of numerous travel and opinion pieces. 

I’ve also had three novels published and been interviewed about my writing on TV and radio, including the BBC and RTE.  

Plus, I’ve had my work broadcast on radio, including this prizewinning story and a monologue recorded by Chipping Norton Theatre during lockdown. I won the adult category in the Oxfordshire Libraries eBook Short Story competition 2022, bagging a lovely new tablet, my story made available as both ebook and audiobook.  

Thanks to my Masters in creative writing for therapeutic purposes, I also know about the powerful and restorative effect of creative writing on mental health. 

I have used my training and experience to plan and deliver countless creative writing courses, and written articles on teaching creative writing for journals and periodicals (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3). 

 Find out more about my background and qualifications here.

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Scrapbook challenge

Recently, my mum presented me with a scrapbook I’d filled as a child, discovering it at the back of her wardrobe when having a clearout.

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