I was recently notified of a short story competition being run by the Royal Society of Literature. Go to their website for full details and entry form. You’ll find them at http://www.rslit.org Deadline is 30th June 2010 and stories have to be between 2000 and 5000 words. First prize is £1000.
Thank you to the Edinburgh Writers’ Club for the notification.
I posted an item on ‘Words with Jam’ back in March and you’ll see it’s included in the blogroll here. This e-zine for writers was started by writer, Jane Dixon-Smith in December 2009. It is published every two months, is free and is delivered to subscribers in-boxes. It already has well over 500 subscribers and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Next issue is out in June – so get subscribed – follow link in the blogroll to do so.
June’s issue will have information on WWJ’s first annual short story competition to be judged by novelist, Sue Moorcroft. First prize is £300 and the deadline is the end of August.
On a personal note – I’ll be contributing an article on crime fiction to the June issue. I’ll be taking a look at the good and the bad and the refreshingly original in this genre.