Welcome to my website! Please scroll down to read a little bit about me, my poetry, microfiction, and collage artwork. Do check out my latest News giving details of readings, recent publications and other events.
I'm thrilled to be 'Runner Up' in the November 2023 online Flash Fiction Festival competition with my story 'Sunday Morning at the Hyperreal Gardeners' World'. Click on 'News' to read the story.
My microfiction story 'Mother Mushroom and the Sextuplets' nominated for 'Best of the Net 2024'.
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I'm honoured to be 'Featured Author/Artist' in The wonderful MacQueen's Quinterly (Issue 20), with a selection of my poems, stories and collage artwork. Click on 'News' for more details.
''Black Coffee and Cigarettes', collage and poem first published by 'Ink, Sweat and Tears'
Jane Salmons is from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, UK. A teacher for nearly three decades, she now works part time as a consultant teacher trainer and private tutor.
Jane gained a distinction in her Master’s degree in Creative Writing with the Open University in 2020. She has had poems published in numerous webzines, journals and anthologies including Poetry Salzburg Review, Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Ekphrastic Review, Amaryllis, The Lake and The Emma Press Anthology of Illness. Her poetry pamphlet entitled 'Enter GHOST’ was published in 2022 with dancing girl press. Her first full poetry collection, 'The Quiet Spy' was published with Pindrop Press, also in 2022.
A recipient of Arts Council England funding, Jane also enjoys writing micro and flash fiction. She won the Pokrass prize for her microfiction story 'Miracle Grow' at the Flash Fiction Festival in the summer of 2022. She has had microfiction published with MacQueens's Quinterly, Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Ekphrastic Review and The Dribble Drabble Review, as well as in Ad Hoc Fiction anthologies Dandelion Years and Flash Fiction Festival Five and Six.
Jane's story 'Saturday Afternoon at Silver Blades' was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. Her story 'The Weightlessness of Love' was nominated for 'Best Microfiction 2023' and 'Mother Mushroom and the Sextuplets' was nominated for 'Best of the Net 2024'.
Jane is also a collage artist, sometimes creating collage art to accompany her poetry and microfiction. She makes handmade, handbound booklets with handcrafted collage art covers and pop-up handmade collage cards which she sometimes sells at craft fairs and on her Etsy shop.
"Jane Salmons is a magician. She gives us language and images that shine like jewels, or stars, above hell."
Lorette C. Luzajic reviewing 'The Quiet Spy'
"Enter GHOST immerses us in its world of family, custom and culture, where feeling is ever strong and the quality of observation most keen in this engaging debut."
The Quiet Spy
"What a wonder to discover the extraordinary life of Frank Foley through Jane Salmons' vivid biography-in-verve. Captured in moving, lyrical detail, and with admirable depth, Foley's humanity and great courage shine from every page."
"This strongly detailed and quirky collection invites us to suspend our disbelief and celebrate a world where past and present spark off each other making a prism of experience that sparkles with glorious language and imagery."