Bibliography

(A bullet-point list of publications and placements)

Novels

  • “The Cartoon Life and Loves of a Stupid Man” (Deixis Press, 2023)
  • “Hangdog Souls” (Deixis Press, 2022)

Short Stories

  • “Across the Blackwater”, Roads Less Travelled / Midnight Street Press, (forthcoming)
  • “The Clockmaker”, The Deadlands, 2024
  • “Madam and Yves”, Nightscript #7, 2021
  • “The Puppy Farm”, Night Terror Novels, Anthology: ‘Ceci n’est pas une histoire d’horreur’, 2021
  • “Unmaskings”, Weird Horror / Undertow Publications, Jun 2021
  • “Pieces on Earth”, The Dread Machine, Jun 2021
  • “Three Red Tulips”, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, Dec 2020
  • “Swiss Watch”, Winner, Spencer Parker Prize / Punt Volat Magazine, Nov 2020
  • “Ahead of the Game”, Sein und Werden Magazine, July 2020
  • “The Inheritance”, reprinted in DBND Anthology Ghost Stories for Starless Nights (Editor: Zach Friday): ISBN-13: 979-8636973249; May 2020
  • “Help Marcus”, Lighthouse Literary Journal, Issue 17, 37-50; ISSN 2056-9165; Spring 2018
  • “Board Stiff”, HYPNOS Magazine, Vol 7, (1), ISBN 9781682738184, Radium Town Press, 2018
  • “Seeing John”, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award  18, 89-93, ISSN 2048-8777, 2017
  • “Hue and Cry”, Chroma Magazine (Red Issue), p65,ISSN 2515-9267,2017
  • “In Memoriam”, Sci Phi Journal, 2017
  • “Jeopardy ad Absurdum”, Sci Phi Journal, 2017
  • “The Speckled God”, Unsung Stories; ISBN: 978-1-907389-52-8; 6th Feb 2017
  • “The Fisherman’s Wife”, Structo, Issue 16, 40-45; ISSN 2044-8244; Autumn 2016
  • “Glass Half Empty”, Literary Orphans, 2016
  • “Packed Lunch”, Danse Macabre, 2016
  • “Letting Go”, Bookends Review, 2016
  • “Semper Tres, Semper Tristis”, Sein und Werden, ISSN 2046-8598, 2016
  • “Thirty-Five Dolls”, Bohemyth, 2015
  • “The Butterfly Effect”, Smokelong Quarterly, 2015
  • “Scales”, STORGY Magazine, 2015
  • “In Vino Veritas”, Danse Macabre, 2015
  • “Lest You Remember”, MADCAP Review, 2015
  • “The Inheritance”, HYPNOS Magazine, Vol 4, Issue 1, p85-99, Radium Town Press, 2015
  • “Another’s Place”, Apeiron Review, Issue 9, July 31st, 2015
  • “Sennen Coven”, HYPNOS Magazine, Vol 4, Issue 2, p 175-185, Radium Town Press, 2015

Competition placements and similar

  • ‘Desire Lines’ was awarded First Prize in the 2024 Exeter Writers Short Story Competition, and ‘Battle Cry’ (revised version) achieved Highly Commended in the same competition.
  • ‘Golden Mummy’ was short-listed, and ‘The Law of the Little Fishes’ and ‘The Year that Nothing Comes’ were long-listed, in the Fish Publishing Short Story Prize 2023/24.
  • ‘Unmaskings’ (published in Weird Horror #2 in 2021) made the long-list for Ellen Datlow’s ‘Best Horror of the Year’#14, 2022.
  • ‘Battle Cry’ and ‘I Love Mrs Hanratty’ were both long-listed in the Exeter Story Prize 2021.
  • ‘Battle Cry’ proceeded to second round (top 5%) of the Bridport Short Story Contest, 2021.
  • ‘Battle Cry’ long-longlisted in the Brick Lane Bookshop literary fiction competition, 2021.
  • ‘I Love Mrs Hanratty’ short-listed in Short Fiction / University of Essex International Short Story Prize, 2021.
  • ‘The Exchange’ awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in Gatehouse Press New Fiction Prize, 2020.
  • ‘Three Red Tulips’ long-listed in William Van Dyke Short Story Prize, 2020.
  • ‘Three Red Tulips’ shortlisted / selected for publication in Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, 2020.
  • ‘Swiss Watch’ won the Spencer A. Parker Memorial Award for Fiction, 2020.
  • ‘The Dairymen’ made the finalist group of the Spencer A. Parker Memorial Award for Fiction, 2020.
  • ‘Swiss Watch’ received Honourable Mention in CRAFT Short Fiction prize, 2020.
  • ‘Pieces on Earth’ received Special Mention in Allegory Magazine Vol. 38/65, 2020.
  • ‘The Dairymen’ proceeded to the last 60 of the BBC National Short Story Award, 2018.
  • ‘Thirty-Five Dolls’ awarded Runner-Up in Ink Tears Short Story Prize, 2018.
  • ‘Seeing John’ was a finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, 2017.
  • ‘Three Red Tulips’ [early version] made the long-list of the Brighton Prize, 2017.

Interviews and similar

  • “Short Story Long: Making the leap from writing short stories to constructing novels”, writing.ie, Dec 2023.
  • “The inspiration for Cartoon Life: Where do stories come from?” writing.ie, Dec 2023.
  • “Staying In with Marc Joan”, Linda’s Book Bag, Oct 2022.
  • “Indie Spotlight: Marc Joan’s ‘Hangdog Souls’ , Oct 2022.
  • “Meet the author: Marc Joan”, Books, Life and Everything blogspot, Sep 2022.
  • “Marc Joan Interview”, Punt Volat magazine, Nov 2020.
  • “Smoke and Mirrors: an interview with Marc Joan”, SmokeLong Quarterly, Dec 2015.