June. Shire's Union Trilogy, tour highlights.


Interview with Tony Riches at The Writing Desk

Interview at The Whispering Bookworm


'Read, Imagine, Go, Repeat'. Researching Shire's Union. Ruins & Reading

'Chasing Tigers' Inspiration for Shire's Union. The Coffee Pot Book Club

'Escaping Tara'. Handling place and history in Shire's Union at When Angels Fly

'Saving the Union' What Union meant, on Samantha Wilcoxson's blog site


Review of The Copper Road by historical novelist Carolyn Hughes.

Review of Tigers in Blue by Yvonne at A Darn Good Read.

Review of Tigers in Blue by Dayna Linton at Novels Alive. 


December - Tigers in Blue published.


April. On the Bench long-listed for the Flash 500 Short Story Competition

July. Book two of Shire's Union, The Copper Road, released.

August. The Bigger Picture - Creative Writing advice on WordKindling

September. The Copper Road on tour at Historical Fiction Blog Tours

October. Interview for The Copper Road at Novels Alive


February. Between the Times placed 2nd in the 2018 Retreat West Short Story Competition

August. Going the Extra Mile blog post on Myths, Legends, Books and Coffee Pots

September. Between the Times published by Retreat West in the Future Shock anthology

October. Whirligig awarded five stars by the Coffee Pot book Club







* Image by Jeannie Herod


March. Little Brothers published by EarlyWorks Press as part of the anthology 'The Sorcery of Smog.'

Whirligig won a silver medal in The Wishing Shelf  Book Awards.

April. War Hero published in the US quarterly journal, The Tishman Review

August. Between the Times awarded second place at the Historical Novel Society Short Story Awards

November. Article History and Truth published on Myths, Legends, Books and Coffee Pots



December. Christmas in the Civil War on Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots.

Women and war. Shared article with Lorna Fergusson and Jasmina Svenne.

November. The Lock Keeper published in the 2017 Exeter Story Prize Collection.

October. Richard's unpublished short story collection 'In The Shadow of the Mountain' a finalist in the Sunshot Prose Award.

September. Disunion published by the Historical Novel Society in 'Distant Echoes'.

August. The Lock Keeper awarded 3rd in the 2017 Exeter Story Prize.

July. Whirligig shortlisted in the Rubery International Book Awards.

June. Fubula Press posted 'Learning and Letting Go' on the art of story writing.

May. Little Brothers a finalist in the New Millennium Writings Fiction Award and Historical-Fiction.com posted 'Fiction and History in Richard Buxton’s Whirligig – A writer’s choice.'

January. Lemonade Day published in issue 30 of Firstwriter Magazine.



January. Roller Coaster won the Bedford International Writing Competition.

February. Battle Town, winner of the Exeter Story Prize was published by Creative Writing Matters in the 2015 Exeter Story Prize Collection.

Whirligig was longlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize and the Bath Novel Award.

June. The Bread Man won the Fabula Press Nivalis 2016 Short Story Competition and is published in the Nivalis 2016 Collection.

Lemonade Day (Short Story) and Whirligig (Fisrt 3 Pages of a Novel) were shortlisted and highly commended at the Winchester Writers Festival.

August. Lemonade Day received a special commendation in the Firstwriter International Short Story Contest.

September. Disunion placed 3rd in the Historical Novel Society Short Story Competition



Battle Town won the 2015 Exeter Story Prize. 

His Last Day published in Issue 8 of Alt Hist.

Article, Tim Gautreaux’s ‘Waiting For The Evening News', Runner-up in Thresholds International Feature Competition.

Little Round Top was the winning story in the June issue (#164) of Writers' Forum Magazine.

Awarded an MA (with Distinction) in Creative Writing by Chichester University in March 2015.

Shortlisted for the Ifanca Helene James and the West Sussex Writers National Short Story Competitions.

Whirligig longlisted for the 2015 New Novel Award by the Historical Novel Society.


Before 2015

Muscovies won second price in the 2014 Salopian Poetry Society Annual Open Competition.

Sloe Gin Skipping won the Cazart Short Story in January 2013.

Forty-Two Lifetimes won the West Sussex Writers members competition in December 2012.

My stories have been long listed in the Bridgwater Competition and twice by the Historical Novel Society.


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