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Elizabeth Hopkinson is from West Yorkshire, home of the Brontës, Anne Lister and the Cottingley Fairies. She has had over 80 short stories, fairy tales and flash fictions published in the likes of Dancing with Mr Darcy, The Forgotten & the Fantastical, Mslexia, Interzone and Strange Horizons. Her stories have been performed in the Solstice Shorts Festival and by Liars’ League. Elizabeth herself has appeared at Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe, and is a regular at Bradford Brick Box Room’s open mic. She was the winner of the James White Award, Fairytalez best gender-swap fairy tale, and the Liars’ League/National Gallery Inspiration contest, as well as being a runner-up in several other contests. She has crowdfunded a collection of Asexual Fairy Tales, which came out from SilverWood Books in 2019. She has spent much of the past decade working on a trilogy about a castrato and a bird-charmer in C18th Italy. Elizabeth is married with one grown-up daughter. She identifies as asexual, and is committed to asexual rights.
Published Feb 26, 2021 · 466 words (2 minutes) · 218 views
Eliza Raine - a mixed-race girl from India - was Anne Lister's first love. This is an imaginary conversation between her and Ann Walker, Anne Lister's last love.
Fiction Series: Complete 3 Chapters
Updated Nov 9, 2020 · 4,258 words (16 minutes) · 146 views
Everyone in Littletown is sick of the Giant Sand Witch, the timid Little Wizard most of all. Perhaps the Dragon on the hill has some helpful advice?
Published Sep 14, 2020 · 2,480 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 375 views
An old soldier meets a kobold who gives him the gift of coffee smelling in Frederick the Great’s Berlin. On one condition...
Published Aug 18, 2020 · 1,570 words (6 minutes) · 373 views
It's 1949 and Agnes has come to Swanwick to document the unicorn migration, a once-in-a-century occurence. But can she face it without her paranaturalist husband Hedley, lost in the War? This story was originally commissioned in memory of Katy Clarke, former vice-chariman of Swanwick Writers' Summer School.
Published Apr 4, 2020 · 2,410 words (9 minutes)
There is a kind of truth in everything. Even a fairy tale about a boy with twelve books in his back pocket who somehow ends up becoming king of the most beige-brown city imaginable.
Published Apr 4, 2020 · 2,625 words (10 minutes) · 352 views
The owner of an antique bookshop discovers love and adventure when it turns out the carpet in his shop is the magic, flying kind, infused with the personality of a 16th century Persian nobleman.
Published Jan 6, 2020 · 3,387 words (13 minutes)
Antimony needs a man like the Academy of Lagado needs a paper bicycle. As its new Chancellor, she is determined to bring the Swiftian institution into the modern world. So, why has a Komodo dragon arrived on her doorstep with a sign saying Marry Me around its neck? And how can she get rid of it? A lightheated story inspired by Gulliver's Travels.