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50 Stories for Pakistan published today

Helping the victims of the floods

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 on the link above. An ebook version will be available soon.

Please help us to help the Pakistan flood victims by buying it.

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Women on Writing

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.

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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 and to have made this list was an achievement in itself.” Thanks, Lorraine.

The aim of the competition is to give greater emphasis to Flash fiction, which sometimes gets overlooked in the wake of so many competitions about longer short stories. The winning entry is published every year in Words with Jam.

To find out more about Flash 500, click here.

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Shortlist out for 50 Stories for Pakistan

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:

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Fiction Short stories

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.

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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 made homeless by the flooding in Pakistan this year.

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Words with JAM April issue

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.

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Competition winner

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.