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”
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”
My online writing group, Writers Abroad, has just published a call for submissions for a new anthology, entitled ‘Foreign Flavours’.
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:
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.
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”
The April issue of Words with JAM is now out. This is a great mag; there’s something in it for everyone, from short stories and poetry to articles about writing a non-fiction proposal or setting up a blog.