I haven’t been around Blogland much because I’ve been busy editing a new collection for Kindle and it is finally done! Yay!
There are fourteen stories in the book which have all been published in various magazines - and all come with happy endings.
For today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday), A Portraitof Louisa & Other Stories will be free, then it will be on sale for under a pound.
In case anyone has missed this, Maggie Seed has put out a call for Pocket Novels. Womag has blogged about it here. You can also find the latest guidelines for Take a Break Fiction Feast there too.
And the Costa Short Story Award has been announced – more details here. It’s free to enter and you have until 7th September to get your entry in.
Not free to enter, but for a very good cause and with prizes, is a short story competition supported by the Write Place Creative Writing School. This one is to raise funds for the EllenorLions Hospices and the Children’s and Young People’s Service (ChYps). Judges are Elaine Everest and Gerry Savill. Closing date is 30th November, entry fee £5 and the theme is survival. More details here.
Happy reading and writing everyone – hope the sun shines on you this weekend!