Thursday, 25 October 2012

Falling free

Here's a short story competition with £100 prize.  The theme is fall. (Note that all shortlisted entries will be published.)

This writing competition has an unusual prize - 10 hardback copies of their book printed. There's also an Amazon voucher for the runner up. Theme is Autumn.

There's another short story competition. The prize is £500 and an Arvon course. The theme is Freedom.

Rather read short stories than write them? My collection is still free.

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  1. Lots of Autumn themes around at the moment. I must get down to writing some more short stories.

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  2. I wish the themes were optional. I find them really restrictive; it's rare that I can come up with a decent story if I'm stuck with a given theme. I know they work for some people, though.

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    1. I quite like a theme, Dan. If I can write about anything I'm quite likely to write about nothing.

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    1. It's doing OK, Rosemary. I suspect it will do better once it's free on Amazon (if they ever get around to price matching it - I've reported it as free on Smashwords but they haven't taken any notice)

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  4. Another fab batch of competitions to mull over!!! And yay for your stories collection!! Take care
    x

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    1. I think these ones look worth a try, Kitty.

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  5. Thanks Patsy. The number of places to sub to is incredible, isn't it. Sometimes I get panicky wanting to sub to them all. But I still want to hear about them. Thank you so much!

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    1. I know what you mean about getting into a panic about entering them all - I never do as many as I'd like.

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  6. Wow. £500 and a place on a writing course. That is a sweet prize.

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  7. Hi Patsy, guess what I was doing yesterday? Apart from eating sweets, drinking tea and looking out of the window I wrote a rough outline of the story for W & A Yearbook. I had a plan for the freedom theme, but it's changed a bit, those others look good as well, I can't resist freebies. I've entered the twin one at erewash as well. Also there's a christmas chiller one with them. I like a theme, I write drivel if I'm left to my own devices.

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    1. Good luck, Suzy. I've tried the twins one, but not come up with a creepy Christmas one yet. I'll try to though as I like that idea.

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  8. Thanks for the link to the W&A Yearbook comp. I entered their 2011 and 2012 comps so perhaps this will be 3rd time lucky :) I've put it on my to-do list but it will have to wait until after NaNoWriMo ...

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  9. Hi Patsy
    The comment box on your previous post seems to have disappeared so I'm commenting here :) Love the sound of your Nano book - just like the sort of thing I like to read. Good luck!

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    1. Oh, wonder where that went? Glad you like the sound of my story.

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