A Reminder about the @Writersabroad Anthology 2015

Just a little reminder. If you are, or have been at any time, an ex-pat (i.e. living away from your country of origin), and on top of that you are a writer…you still have more than three weeks to submit a short story or a poem for the Writers Abroad Anthology 2015.

Very Close Runner-Up in Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition

I need to point out that this is an old post, written in December 2013. Anyone wanting the results of the current Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition will have to wait until they are officially released.  A couple of months ago, I entered the first 3,000 words and synopsis of my novel, The House atContinue reading “Very Close Runner-Up in Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition”

Winning Short Story now Published on Internet

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”

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”

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”

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”