Short Story Competition

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 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.

Words with Jam

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.