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tania-hershman's picture
Nov.18.2009
I have loads to write about but let me start by saying.. The Bristol Short Story Prize is now officially open - too all writers worldwide! 3000 words maximum - no minimum length, deadline 31st March, seven pounds per story. Prizes: 1st-£500 plus £150 Waterstone’s Gift Card, 2nd -£350 plus £100...
anne-brooke's picture
Nov.14.2009
Goodness me, what a stormy day it is here in southern England - I hope you're all surviving the experience and keeping dry. I was foolish enough to venture out this morning for a paper and some lunch, and everyone seemed very bad-tempered. Must be the wind. As it were. I came home all peculiar and...
elizabeth-baines's picture
Nov.13.2009
Today is the last day to enter a competition to win a copy of the fabulous Short Circuit, the guide to the art of short story writing just out from Salt. Head on over to Salt's blog and get your entry in - it's a nice easy quiz for literary types! Here's Salt's information about the book: Short...
elizabeth-baines's picture
Nov.13.2009
Today is the last day to enter a competition to win a copy of the fabulous Short Circuit, the guide to the art of short story writing just out from Salt. Head on over to Salt's blog and get your entry in - it's a nice easy quiz for literary types! Here's Salt's information about the book: Short...
anne-brooke's picture
Nov.12.2009
The holiday was great - the weather was kind and I loved it. The only slight problem was that for some reason I was sick as a dog the first night so was up for most of it. Unfamiliar bathrooms are never pleasant when you're ill. Still, at least I got a lot of the puzzles in my Puzzler magazine done...
tania-hershman's picture
Nov.07.2009
There will be much much  more on this over the next few weeks and months, but for right now, head over to Salt's blog to win a copy of Short Circuit -  the hot-off-the-press Guide to the Art of the Short Story, edited by my great friend and colleague, the wondrous and extremely hard-working...
marcia-meier's picture
Nov.02.2009
Trying to get published can be an extraordinarily frustrating experience. The key is to not get discouraged. Too often writers get a few rejection slips and give up. That is not the way to get published! You have to keep at it. Send out those lit mag submissions. Send out your latest poem. Send...
anne-brooke's picture
Oct.29.2009
I'm very happy to say that my GLBT erotic short story, A Stranger's Touch, has been accepted for publication by Amber Quill Press, and is lined up in their schedules for next January or February, at the moment of typing. I'm hugely pleased to be a new member of the Amber Quill team, as it's so nice...
anne-brooke's picture
Oct.15.2009
Just popping in to say that the first edition of new historical fiction journal, Lacuna, includes my story A Small Betrayal. I do hope you enjoy the read. On a personal note, I think I'm slowly getting back to something approaching normal (ho ho) after the horrors of early October, but I'm...
thaisa-frank's picture
Sep.30.2009
Starting on Sunday afternoons in October, I am giving a 5-session workshop in assembling a collection of short fiction. It's limited to 6 people, and I have 3 spaces open for people living in the Bay Area.  The short story is coming back into vogue, and assembling collections (I've published three...