Two weeks left to submit to Writers Abroad anthology

There are only just over two weeks to go to the submission deadline – midnight on 9th September 2011 – for a new anthology to be published by online writing community, Writers Abroad. This year’s anthology is entitled ‘Foreign Flavours’. Writers Abroad are looking for fiction or non-fiction contributions on the topic of food, drink andContinue reading “Two weeks left to submit to Writers Abroad anthology”

Winner of Writing Magazine short story competition

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 published today

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”

Flash 500 competition

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”

A reminder about the Writers Abroad anthology

Just a reminder that you have about three weeks to submit a fictional short story to Writers Abroad for publication in an anthology of the same name, to be published in support of UK National Short Story Week (NSSW). You must be, or have been, an expat.

50 stories for Pakistan

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”