This will be a longer than usual Flash 500 post because there's quite a lot to cover.
The long lists are now up for the third quarter of 2014. You can find the titles of the flash fiction long list here and the titles of the humour verse long list here.
For all of you who have made the third quarter 2014 long lists, congratulations and good luck with the next stage of judging.
Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Category 2014
This competition closes on 31st October, so you have less than two weeks to get your entries in. Once again, the judges for this competition will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing.
Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner’s up prize of £200
More details can be found here.
For more information on all three of our competition categories, visit the Flash 500 Homepage.
A Post by Vanessa Couchman
Although Vanessa's entry reached the shortlist in last year's Novel Opening competition, she was disappointed at not reaching the top two, but she discovered there was still hope when Crooked Cat Publishing asked to see the full manuscript. You can read her account of how she gained a publishing deal here.
Our page of useful sites for writers has some new links worth visiting. If you know of a site you feel should be included, please let us know. Don't forget to share this page with your writing friends: Writers' Resources
Seven Crime Novels to Win in Free Competition
Seven of my crime writing friends have donated copies of their novels to help me celebrate publication of the fourth in my (written as Frances di Plino) crime series, Looking for a Reason. If you would like to win all seven novels by entering the free competition (no purchase or any kind of entry fee required) you can find out how to do so here.
Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
and Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competitions