Louise Palfreyman’s short fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories and journals and anthologies in the UK and America. She opened the inaugural London Short Story Festival, and has appeared at literary events across the UK.

She recently published a collection of stories for young adult readers Once Upon a Time in Birmingham: Women Who Dared to Dream with The Emma Press.

Louise is a Room 204 writer-in-development with Writing West Midlands. She delivers short story mentoring and is happy to hear from emerging writers who want to up their game. 

You can listen to her read at Soundcloud and The MacGuffin


This brief tale of isolation and connection and the dangers of both is compelling reading and has me eager to read more of Louise Palfreyman’s work.
— Dan Powell