Jacqueline Downs


Jacqueline Downs is a writer and editor living in Crystal Palace (not the actual palace, though). Her short stories have been published on Ether and Smokebox, in Open Pen, and read at many events, including Liars’ League, Storytails, White Rabbit’s Are You Sitting Comfortably?, Story Studio and Stand-up Tragedy. She is a contributor to the women’s literary website For Books’ Sake, tells true stories of debauchery and misery at Spark London, and in May 2012 read in Manchester as a finalist in the Bad Language national flash fiction competition. Stations, an anthology of stories about the Overground (Arachne Press), featured a ghost story set in SE19. In the summer of 2013, her story, All this Violence and More to Come, inspired by the song Shipbuilding, appeared in Stories from Songs, and she had a love story featured in From the Slopes of Olympus to the Banks of the Lea. She also mixes a mean old-fashioned. A collection of her writing can be found on her website, Jacqueline Downs Is Reading And Writing.