Publications by Helen Sandler

This page is about my fiction and poetry. For journalism and copywriting click here.

I’ve edited three collections of short stories for Diva Books, two of which won Lambda Literary Awards in the States. They are:

The Diva Book of Short Stories

Groundswell: The Second Diva Book of Short Stories

Necrologue: The Diva Book of the Dead and the Undead

I’m part of a family of writers and we celebrated that fact in 2011 by bringing out an anthology of poems and flash fiction by myself, my mother Maureen and my sister Rosie, called The Full Heritage Experience.

I’ve written two novels:

The Touch Typist (Diva, 2001), a tale of secrets in bedsits, which Ali Smith described as ‘funny, witty, moving’.

Big Deal (Sapphire/Virgin, 1999), a very adult romp. ‘Believe me, it’s the deal of a lifetime’ – Guardian.

Most of these books are out of print, so the links above are for second-hand copies.

My poems and short stories have appeared in magazines and journals including DIVA, Smoke, Brand and Chroma.

I also have stories in various anthologies, including the lesbian and gay collection Boys & Girls (ed Paul Burston), and From the Slopes of Olympus to the Banks of the Lea – offbeat responses to the London Olympics.