Clare Hey, editor

News just in!

Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed, which I commissioned and edited at HarperCollins, has won the Betty Trask award.

It was also shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the Guardian First Book Award.

Shortfire Press
I am the publisher of Shortfire Press, a digital-only short story publishing house. Find out more:


I am an editor with eight years of experience of editing fiction and non-fiction, and commissioning literary fiction, within the UK publishing industry.

I am creative and innovative with a keen eye for great books along with a good understanding of the market and what readers want.

I am available for both freelance, temporary and permanent work, structural editing, copy editing, proofreading, reading, reviewing, advice. Just ask!

Please contact me for more information.

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