Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Exciting News



I have some exciting news to announce – from issue 163 (May) I will be taking over from Sue Moorcroft as head judge for the Writers’ Forum monthly short story competitions.

I have been providing short story critiques and acting as assistant judge to Sue since May 2010 and it has been a pleasure to work under her guidance. Now it’s time for me to step up and carry on her excellent competition round up column, providing writers with reasons why the top stories were picked and offering insights to other writers to help them reach the same level of success.

From issue 164 (June) I will also be taking over from Sue to write the Workshop Feature – an instructive column showing how to improve aspects of fiction writing.

As you can imagine, stepping into Sue Moorcroft’s shoes is no easy task, but I will do my very best to maintain her high level of professionalism.







Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
and Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competitions

Friday, 6 March 2015

Flash 500 Humour Verse Announcement

Special Announcement
 
The humour verse category has, since its inception in 2011, been run by my husband, Derek Mace. Sadly, Derek recently passed away and I have decided to close the humour verse category at the end of this quarter.
 
This means we are only accepting entries up to and including 31st March 2015, but thereafter the category will no longer be open.
 
The winning entries will be posted as usual six weeks after the close of this quarter. They will, together with all past winning poems, remain on the website indefinitely as a memorial to a wonderful man who worked so hard to make the humour verse competition a success. 
 
The flash fiction and novel opening categories remain unchanged.
 
You can enter this final quarter of the humour verse competition here and enter the flash fiction category here.
 
For more information on all three of our competition categories, visit the Flash 500 Homepage.
 
Kind regards,
 
Lorraine




Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
and Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competitions