Light Transports is a set of three short-story books that were compliled as part of an arts project and were originally distributed free at railways stations across Yorkshire in 2006. The books feature a wide range of authors including Chenjerai Hove, Steven Hall, Winifred Holtby, Alecia McKenzie, Jack Mapanje, Storm Jameson, Patricia Duncker, M Y Alam and Tom Spanbauer.
A collection of stories about Fathers that uncover a deep seam of hidden feelings and forgotten memories which reveal the scale of their significance.
‘A fascinating double-take on the experience of being fathered and then becoming a father yourself – eight short tales full of wit, pathos and insight.’ – Blake Morrison
Three father and daughter short stories set around the time when a daughter begins to lose her innocence. Suddenly sheâ€™s not Daddyâ€™s little girl anymore. Features stories from Mark Czanik, Celeste Robichaud and Tim Sanders.
Route Offline (Route 20) is a festival of contemporary stories that brings together in printed form a series of distinguished collections which were initially published online.
Funk, blues and short fiction collection created by a generation of young men of unfortunate destiny.
Route (14) Next Stop Hope was the first title in the Route Series of Contemporary Stories to appear in book form, the previous 13 issues had been newspapers. This full anthology contains new work from all the regular contributors to the Route newspaper, plus two further collections edited by M Y Alam and Anthony Cropper.
‘Your next stop should be the book shop.’ – Leeds Guide
Route Compendium (Route 17) is a riot of contemporary stories that brings together in printed form a series of distinguished collections which were initially published online. Contains probably the funniest story Route has ever published.
‘The sharpest, on the button writing you’ll read all year. Route could soon start taking on a Samizdat level of importance as it quietly ushers in the beginnings of a much needed literary renaissance.’ – The Big Issue
First published in 1998, Tubthumping was the pioneering short story collection that was the initial force behind the Route imprint. Full of free self-expression, it turned its back on the sort of storytelling that had come to be deemed northern and parochial.
‘The strength in these stories is the way they reflect the times and refute the sterotypes.’ – Alice Nutter