About

“Writing is transitional and often intangible, with the meaning of words evolving as soon as they have been written. By collecting them together a writer delivers their story for the reader to take over. The sentences I write are mine until they are read by another, then they become their own entity. I just hope that what is taken from them holds some meaning.”

Seb Reilly


Seb Reilly is a published writer, fiction author, journalist, award-nominated columnist, poet and occasional musician. He writes long-form fiction along with short stories, poetry, essays, non-fiction articles and opinion columns for various publications, both online and in print.

In 2018, Seb Reilly was shortlisted as a finalist for Kent Columnist of the Year at the Kent Press and Broadcast Awards for his monthly column in the Isle of Thanet News. His fiction has been described as “a masterstroke of characterisation” (Storgy Magazine) and compared to “a how-to guide to duping gullible sods” (The Guardian), and his poetry has been referred to as “perfect” (Dissonance Magazine).

As a seaside resident, Seb Reilly is passionate about living by the sea, a theme that often appears in his work. He lives by the coast in Thanet, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with his family and two cats, and when he is not writing he enjoys music and film.