Dear Writer, Podcast Episode 2 with Joe Melia by Dear Writer, Podcast published on 2018-06-22T10:05:40Z The Dear Writer, Podcast is produced by writer and editor, Farhana Shaikh. Each month, I'll be speaking to a special guest about some aspect of writing and sharing a wonderful conversation. In this episode I'm joined by Joe Melia and we talk about his work coordinating the Bristol Short Story Prize, debate what makes a good short story, and discuss some of Joe's favourite short story collections and short story writers. Joe Melia is the prize co-ordinator of the Bristol Short Story Prize. Farhana Shaikh is a writer and publisher born in Leicester. She edits The Asian Writer and runs the small press, Dahlia Publishing. Farhana hosts Writers Meet Up Leicester as well as the annual Leicester Writes Festival of New Writing. In 2017, she won Travelex & Penguin’s The Next Great Travel Writer competition and is currently part of Curve’s Cultural Leadership programme.