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Markets For Writers

You’ve got plenty of time for this week’s market – the closing date for The Writers’ and Artists’ Short Story Competition is 13th February 2020. Stories are invited on any theme, up to 2000 words. The competition is free to … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Iron Press is looking for short stories for a new anthology, titled Aliens. Here are some details for you: ‘This is not a competition. There is no fee and no prizes. Authors included will receive two free copies. Extra copies … Continue reading

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An Interview With Hugh Roberts

It’s my pleasure to introduce Hugh Roberts as my interviewee this week. I met Hugh at the first Bloggers Bash in London and we’ve remained good blogging friends since then. Hugh writes short stories, a real passion of mine, too. … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

The Fish Short Story Prize is accepting entries for short stories of up to 5000 words. Here are some more details for you: Prizes: 1st: €3,000 plus a five-day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival 2nd: A … Continue reading

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Free – For You!

For those of you who haven’t yet read my latest book of short stories, A Walk in the Woods, you can get it free – today and tomorrow! Tempted? Here’s an extract from one of the short stories, The Dark … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Fly on the Wall Press is looking for submissions of collections of poetry, as well as collections of flash fiction/short stories and individual short stories. The closing date is 15th November 2019. What are they looking for? Writers who have … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Don’t overdo your ending Don’t go beyond your story’s natural ending e.g. in a horror story, it’s more effective to finish with the girl thinking she’s got away only for the monster to appear right at the end, its jaws … Continue reading

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