The online writing group I belong to, Writers Abroad, published last week a new anthology of short stories and non-fiction articles, entitled Foreign Flavours. The theme of the anthology is food, drink and recipes from around the world. It is a tantalizing collection of fiction and non-fiction, full of spice and flavour and sprinkled withContinue reading “Foreign Flavours: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad”
My short story ‘Memory’, which won first prize in the Writing Magazine 750-word short story competition in June, has now been published on the Writing Magazine/Writers’ News website. You can read it online as well as the competition judge’s comments about the story. The story, which addresses the issue of dementia, was published in the OctoberContinue reading “Winning Short Story now Published on Internet”
I had a nice surprise a couple of weeks ago when I received an email informing me that I had won the Writing Magazine 750-word short story competition. This was an open-themed competition, i.e. you could write a story on any subject of your choice. My story, Memory, which won first prize, addressed the issueContinue reading “Winner of Writing Magazine short story competition”
50 Stories for Pakistan Helping the victims of the floods Produced by http://www.bigbadmedia.com Book Preview 50 Stories for Pakistan is out today. All proceeds are in aid of the flood victims in Pakistan. My story, The Sparkler, is one of the 50. To read more about it or to buy a copy, please click onContinue reading “50 Stories for Pakistan published today”
About three weeks ago, I heard that one of my stories had been selected for the longlist of Women on Writing’s quarterly flash fiction contest. No further news to date, but watch this space. This is an American site, dedicated to promoting writing by women. To find out more, click here.
The longlist and shortlist for the last quarter’s (July-Sept 2010) Flash 500 fiction competition are now out. One of my stories, Happy ever after?, made the longlist of 45, although not the shortlist of 25. However, I’m pleased to have got that far. Lorraine Mace, who organises the competition says, “The standard was exceptionally high andContinue reading “Flash 500 competition”
Just seen the shortlist of stories to be published in 50 Stories for Pakistan. I’m very pleased to see my story in there, along with those of three of my Writers Abroad colleagues:
Following on from the success of 100 Stories for Haiti, which was published in aid of the international relief effort following the Haiti disaster earlier this year, the energetic Greg McQueen is publishing 50 Stories for Pakistan. The aim is similar. Proceeds from the book will go to the relief fund to aid people madeContinue reading “50 stories for Pakistan”
Words with JAM has chosen my entry as a winner in their ‘humorous first lines’ competition. The winning entries will be published in the next issue, due out on 30 March.