Month is in full swing for many, and it’s time to get one’s head down before
the Christmas season robs us of precious writing time.
Included this month is a flash fiction
competition. They’re good if you’ve only got a bit of time to write something
different, but don’t be fooled into thinking they’re easier because they’re
shorter: it takes skill to encapsulate a whole story into so few words. I
always start off with something too long, editing over and over, cutting away
those extraneous words until the story is finally under the word count. It’s
amazing how much it hurts, but invariably the end result is better.
page synopsis and the first page of an unpublished novel.
Stage One Mentoring package for novel of up to 550 pages/170,000 – full
manuscript appraisal, development strategy, two consultations. C
deadline:14 February 2016.
2016 Short Story Competition
of ‘Aging’, up to 2,000 words.
£500 plus a place on an Arvon writing course of your choice.
deadline: 15 February 2016.
Short Story Competition
of ‘Fire’, up to 2,000 words.
£200, £100, £50.
deadline: entries to be submitted between 1 and 29 February 2016.
£5 (post) £6 (online).
3,000 words. Prizes: £500, £200, £100. C/D 29th Feb 2016. Entry £7/£12 for 2.
luck to everyone entering the above competitions.
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