Tom Saunders began writing in his mid-thirties while taking a BA in English Literature at Kingston Polytechnic. He went on to do an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia in 1986. His tutors there were novelists Sir Malcolm Bradbury and the wonderful Angela Carter, both now sadly deceased. Pulitzer prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon was writer in residence at the time.
On the net, he's had stories published in RKVRY Quarterly, SmokeLong Quarterly, Painted Moon Review, MindKites, In Posse Review and poetry and stories published in Literary Potpourri and Gator Springs Gazette. His story Brother, What Strange Place is This? was in Zoetrope All-Story Extra January 2000. He's had stories published in UK print magazines Bonfire, Panurge, Acclaim, Inkshed and Voyage. In 1995 He was an award winner in the Ian St James international short story competition and his story The Philosopher Nabel at the Kaffeehaus Eleganz was published in the anthology Pleasure Vessels (still available at Amazon on both sides of the Atlantic). Three of his stories: The Seal Man, The Great House of Easement and Bonny Craigallen were published in the paperback anthology Voices From the Web. His story Blue Ragout was published in the anthology Voices 2 (available etc). His story Roof Whirl Away was published in the anthology Rebellion (available Amazon US), Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Anthologies category of the Best Books 2006 Awards. His story Outer Space was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005. His story Roof Whirl Away was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006.