Having seen my historical short story Silver Harvest shortlisted several times without ever making the winners’ enclosure, I was beginning to suspect that even if competitions were ‘welcoming’ all genres, there was a reluctance to give the overall prize to a historical piece. I’m happy to say my suspicions have been allayed , since on Friday … Continue reading A win for historical fiction – and me!
A few months ago I made the longlist for Christopher Fielden’s To Hull and Back humorous short story competition whose anthology is being launched at next Saturday’s Talking Tales in Bristol. Knowing this was sure to be a fun affair ( yes, I got my TT badge in October!) I saved the date to go along … Continue reading Vintage comedy – with Stokes Croft Writers
“Celebrating 175 Years of Photography in the home of Scottish Photography”. When I found out about the first St Andrews Photography Festival taking place this summer, I had a pang of regret that I wouldn’t be there to see it. However, in an unexpected turn of events, I will actually be part of it as I’ve … Continue reading St Andrews Photography Festival – being part of it
It seems no time since I was up in Stroud at the Short Story event last October and telling you all how great it was. The good news is that submissions are open for the next event on April 19th, with a deadline of March 21st. All the rules and regulations are on the Stroud Short Stories website. … Continue reading Stroud Short Stories – submissions open
Stroud Short Stories was a great evening for readers and listeners – and I was lucky enough to be both. It’s a lovely venue with a fantastic atmosphere and I can recommend the next event (April 2015) to anyone in striking distance of Stroud with an interest in short stories as a writer or a reader.But for me … Continue reading Enjoying the moment in Stroud
You may have guessed that what with the start of my MA course and my monthly blog for Authors Electric, I’m less likely to be mulling things over here, but this is a reminder of some upcoming events and one great piece of news. At the risk of repeating myself, this Saturday is ‘Books Are My Bag’ day, so do … Continue reading It’s all happening – another events round-up!
I met Bristol writer Judy Darley last autumn at a Bristol Literature Festival event and last week I reviewed her great short story collection over on the Unchained blog. For those who can’t be at tomorrow’s launch of Remember Me To The Bees, (or even for those who can!) here are her rather intriguing answers to those … Continue reading Those writing questions answered by Judy Darley