The long lists are up for the third quarter 2013. You can find the titles of the flash fiction long list here and the titles of the humour verse long list here.
Competition for Novelists Closes for Entries in Ten Days
Don't miss out on the chance to win £500 and have your novel opening and synopsis looked at by industry insiders. Find out more here.
Competition Judges for the Fourth Quarter
We have been fortunate enough to attract the services of a top notch crime writer for the final quarter of the year. Sheila Bugler (remember the name, insiders say she is going to be a massive success) will be judging the flash fiction category. Barbara Scott-Emmett has agreed to judge the humour verse entries once again.
New Entries on Resource Page
Our page of useful sites for writers has been updated. There are many links listed which could be of benefit, regardless of whether you write prose or poetry. Don't forget to share this page with your writing friends: Writers' Resources
For all of you who have made the third quarter 2013 long lists, congratulations and good luck with the next stage of judging.
If you missed out this time, here’s hoping you make it through in one of the other quarters this year. Both categories are now open for entries. For more information on everything to do with both competitions, visit the websites: Flash 500 Flash Fiction and Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition.
On a Personal Note
If you have read and enjoyed Bad Moon Rising, please could you take a moment to vote for it in the People's Book Prize competition. Voting closes at the end of this month and I would love to see my debut novel make it through to the next round. To do so, it has to garner more votes than Frederick Forsyth's latest! I think I might need help. You can vote here.
Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
and Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competitions