The latest updates about Elina’s publications and events

Bookish: An Anthology

Bookish, an anthology edited by Elina during her writer-in-residence placements with Steyning Bookshop is available now for free download. The anthology features a selection of stories and poetry written by members of the local community, as well as two short stories and one poem written by Elina.

Steyning Bookshop – Writer in Residence

Elina is working with Steyning Bookshop as writer in residence from February to May 2019. As part of an overall project celebrating independent bookshops, an open call for submission is being held. Successful pieces will be featured as part of a digital anthology. Entries are welcomed from those aged 5 to adult and a children’s exercise to help conjure ideas is available.

Waterstones Write and Raise 2018

Elina’s short story ‘Shadowed Haven’ was shortlisted for Waterstones Write and Raise 2018. Shortlisted entrants were invited to an award ceremony at Waterstones on 24 January 2019, where the winner was announced. All proceeds from the event were donated to the winner’s chosen charity, Shelter – a very worthy cause.


Elina’s flash fiction series ‘Hidden Moments’ was released as part of an anthology of works by University of Brighton students. The book launch event, held in Brighton, took place on Wednesday 9 January 2019. Book sales raised £190 for local charity Sussex Homeless Support.

‘Hidden Moments’ is a depiction of various moments in the life of someone living with dementia. Each story in the series can be read as a stand-alone piece or in conjunction with the remainder of the series.