Coming Soon: Michael Conley’s Flare and Falter

Michael Conley, Flare and Falter (Paperback Cover)

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Coming from Splice in July: Flare and Falter, the début collection of short stories from award-winning Manchester poet Michael Conley. Flare and Falter is available to pre-order now, in eBook and paperback formats, and keep an eye on this page for some exclusive excerpts from the book.

If you’re not yet familiar with Michael’s work, you can read his story “The God Quetzalcoatl Has Retired And Now Runs A Pub In North Manchester”, shortlisted for the 2016 Manchester Writing Competition, right here (scroll to page 36). We’ll also have an  interview with Michael appearing soon on Splice, plus some new fiction and a discussion about a book that has influenced his work.

If you’re a reviewer or blogger and you’d like to write about Flare and Falter, you can request a copy by emailing Alec Dewar at ThisIsSplice [at] gmail [dot] com.


Michael Conley is a writer from Manchester. His poetry has appeared in various literary magazines, including Magma, Rialto and New Welsh Review, and has been Highly Commended in the Forward Prize for Poetry. He has published two pamphlets: Aquarium, with Flarestack Poets and More Weight, with Eyewear. His prose work has taken third place in the Bridport Prize and has been shortlisted for the Manchester Fiction Prize. He tweets at @MickConley.