Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2017

The Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2017 is

  OPEN FOR ENTRIES! EW Logo

 First prize £500

Second prize £250

Third prize £100

Plus a prize for writers in Devon of £100

The competition is open to published and unpublished authors (except members of Exeter Writers) writing in any genre except children’s. Stories must not have been previously published, nor won a prize in any other competition. No story may win more than one prize.

Maximum word limit is 3,000.

Closing date 28th February 2017

 

Click here for further information.

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A-Z of Fictional Characters: F is for Fisher

img_2340Namely Isobel Fisher from Simon R. Green’s, Beyond the Blue Moon.

By the SPOILER ALERT!

If you don’t like spoilers, best not to read beyond here. (Having said that, it’s not that much of a surprise and if you’re anything like me, it might be the hook that makes you want to read more.)
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#IWSG September: How do you find the time?

It’s the first Wednesday of the month again when

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…founded by Alex J Cavanaugh, blog about their hopes, dreams and fears. If you want to join this merry band of writers Click here to add your name to the list…
The awesome co-hosts for this month are; C. Lee McKenzie, Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata

This month’s question comes at a very appropriate time for me. Continue reading

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Blowing my trumpet

No, that’s not some kind of weird euphemism, I’m a bit chuffed as I was shortlisted in Writing Magazine’s paranormal short story competition. Here, see;
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But the interesting thing – to me – is Continue reading

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Change of Space

My workplace has shifted. Tony will be working based from home in September and I’ve generously given up my study for him. (That sounds posh doesn’t – ‘my study’. It’s actually the spare bedroom, which used to be the bathroom until we had a switch around. It makes a much nicer study). Continue reading

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IWSG August: Gathering dust or rolling stone?

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, when the…

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…founded by Alex J Cavanaugh, blog about their hopes, dreams and fears. If you want to join this merry band of writers Click here to add your name to the list…
The awesome co-hosts for this month are; Tamara Narayan, Tonja Drecker, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Lauren @ Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders!

I almost missed this month. It’s the kid’s summer holidays and I have trouble remembering what day it is, let alone the date! We’re just back from a few days camping and I’m still congratulating myself on choosing to come back a day early and missing a downpour by minutes (hurray! No wet tent to dry out!) Continue reading

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Storytime Blog Hop: Midwinter

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Welcome, and settle back with a biscuit and a cuppa to enjoy tales of speculative fiction from writers around the world:

If you’ve read my previous blog hop stories, you may remember Eleanor and Mallory from Unwelcome Guests. When we last met them, Mallory had just cursed the baby Princess, Allegra, to die on her sixteenth birthday, then left Eleanor to cope with the fallout.
Now we catch up with them fifteen years on. A cure still hasn’t been found and Eleanor has finally accepted that she must find Mallory and ask for help.
(By the way, this is more of a snippet than a complete story. Sometimes these things just grow…)

Midwinter. Continue reading

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