Thursday, 25 November 2010

Writers Abroad Anthology - free download

Writers Abroad Anthology of Expat Stories in support of National Short Story Week 2010 

Click on this link to access the free Anthology of Short Stories 2010. You can also read it on-line by following the link on the website. Writers Abroad hope you will enjoy reading about their tales of expat life and that the short story format continues to be supported.

If you are a writer living abroad, why not join the Writers Abroad online group? Writers Abroad is a writing community for expat writers living in countries around the globe. It provides a 'virtual' meeting place where you can meet over cappuccino, or a glass of wine and share the ups and downs of a writer's life. 

Writers Abroad is a place where writers can share their work safe in the knowledge that their words, their characters and their aspirations are treated with consideration and a critical but constructive eye. It is the place for writers to share a passion for writing and the inspiration and motivation to keep creating.
Writers Abroad is a place where the sun is setting or rising somewhere, where the development of the craft is the driving force and where success is something to be celebrated.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Interviewed for Winning Words blog

I am usually the interviewer, so it made a pleasant change to be on the interviewee side of the questions. You can read all about me (and the Flash 500 competition) here.

I'd like to thank Michelle for her interest.


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Flash 500 Winning Stories Now Online

The waiting is over and the results are in! To read the top three stories, visit the Winning Entries page of the Flash 500 website.

Winning stories picked by Sue Moorcroft

First place: Lord Stanton's Horse by Heikki Hietala
Second place: The Ghost of Christmas Past by Jayne Thickett
Third place: Fur by Janet Pate
Highly Commended: That's Life by Sheila Alcock

Sue Moorcroft's judge's report is also up on the Winning Entries page of the Flash 500 website.

Our new judge for the final quarter of this year is Iain Pattison, who also judges the Writers Bureau Short Story Competition. As you will see from his judge’s page, Iain is a much sought-after competition judge. An author, journalist and writer of fiction, he brings years of experience in the writing field to the task of judging competitions and we are thrilled he has agreed to judge ours.

Winning Story to be Published
In addition to appearing on the website, the winning story from the third quarter will also be published in a future issue of Words with JAM. To obtain a copy of this quality ezine you will need to subscribe on the website, or by using the link to the right of this post, but as it’s free, there is no reason not to subscribe immediately.

That’s about it for this post, except to say that I hope you enjoy reading the winning entries - and, of course, that you will enter this quarter’s competition.

Best wishes until the next post,