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Dan Brotzel

Dan Brotzel

Dan Brotzel has written a collection of funny-sad short stories, Hotel du Jack, and a darkly comic novel, The Wolf in the Woods, both published by Sandstone Press.

He is also co-author of a comic novel-in-emails about an eccentric writers' group, Work in Progress (Unbound).

Dan’s short stories and humour pieces have appeared in Slackjaw, X-RAY, Pithead Chapel, Ellipsis Zine, Reflex Fiction, Cabinet of Heed, Bending Genres, Spelk and many other places, and have won several Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations.

He won the 2018 Riptide Journal short story competition, was runner-up in the Leicester Writes 2019 competition, and was highly commended for the 2019 Manchester prize. Hotel du Jack was also shortlisted for the Eyelands International award.

He tweets as @brotzel_fiction and shares humour and craft pieces at

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On The Blog

The Wolf in the Woods: Blog tour round-up

We've had a grand ol' time reading reviews from the blog tour during publication week for The Wolf in the Woods, so we thought we'd share a few of our...

On The Blog

5.14am by Dan Brotzel

The first time I woke, I surreptitiously lit up my watch to see it was 5.04am. Knowing that my watch is an hour out (I never changed it after the...