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I Want Your Stories!

A few months ago, I ran a writing competition to win a copy of my latest book of short stories, A Walk in the Woods. I had some super entries and so, as it’s coming up to the sixth anniversary … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Writing Magazine are holding their 500-word flash fiction competition. There’s no theme, so you can choose your subject, but you don’t have long – the closing date is 15th November 2019. Visit the competition page for the rules and to … Continue reading

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Winning Ways

Have you entered a writing competition recently and not come anywhere? You’re not alone. I remember that sinking feeling, when I clicked on a link to the shortlisted entries and my name wasn’t among those on the list. But I … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

The Big Issue Crime Writing Competition is certainly worth an entry. Why? Well, with a prize of a two-book publishing contract under the Avon Books UK imprint by HarperCollins, why wouldn’t you want to enter?! They’re looking for a 100-word … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…

This week’s challenge is to write a story, limerick or poem on the subject of: The Pub Last week’s theme was Diets. Here are some of the entertaining pieces you sent in: Keith Channing always sends a clever limerick: “You … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…

This week’s challenge is to write a story, limerick or poem on the subject of: Diets As I was away, the previous challenge was extended. The theme was Shopping. Here are some of the super pieces you sent in: Keith … Continue reading

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I Challenge You To…

This week’s challenge is to write a story, limerick or poem on the subject of: Holidays Last week’s challenge was to write about sunshine. You sent in some excellent pieces. Here are a few: Keith Channing‘s limerick is hilarious – … Continue reading

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The Results Are In!

When I sent out an appeal for ideas for the theme of my next mini competition, little did I know that I’d have hundreds of responses. You certainly made my job of picking a winning theme difficult. So I then … Continue reading

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Your Last Chance!

Competition Time! Three weeks ago, I set a mini-competition within a mini-competition! Lots of you took part in my latest flash fiction competition where I set the theme of ‘The Discovery’.  The results can be read here, if you missed them. … Continue reading

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And The Winners Are…

I’m pleased to announce the results of my mini writing competition on the theme of ‘The Discovery‘. The shortlist was announced last week and now it’s time to reveal the winner and two runners-up: 1st place:                  Lynne Love with Under … Continue reading

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