Saturday, 27 July 2013

Zombies and poetry

If you've written a zombie story (in which your zombies, who don't come from Haiti, lurch in the traditional manner rather than running about all over the shop) you might like to enter this competition. The prize is publication, vouchers and membership of AHWA membership if you're eligible.

I've entered this competition (there's still just time for you to have a go). The prize is a £25 Amazon voucher. My entry is here.

And the link between the subjects? I once wrote a zombie poem (which was published!) I decided to quit while I was ahead and haven't written about zombies since. Perhaps unwisely I'm continuing with poetry.

The other link is that I don't have a picture to illustrate either subject, which is why you've got one of a castle instead. Recognise it?

27 comments:

  1. Wow, I actually think I have a short story to submit to the zombie one! Thanks for the link, Patsy. :)

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  2. When I was teaching primary, nearly all the little boys would add a zombie to their stories... until I banned them!

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  3. There's a lot of castles in Wales. Yet I don't think it's one of them, is it, Patsy? Or has the van had a trundle that way recently?

    Thanks for the comps links.

    Regards,
    Debbie W
    http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/

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    1. There are lots of excellent castles in wales - but you're right that this isn't one of them, Debbie.

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  4. Sorry, don't know the castle.
    And you wrote a zombie poem that was published? That is just wicked cool.

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    1. I thought it was cool at the time, Alex (which is why I'm still going on about it!)

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  5. Thanks for competition links, Patsy.
    Can't resist a crack at your castle quiz, too. It looks familiar. I thought of Beaumaris but that doesn't seem to fit. Is it perhaps Pevensey in Sussex?
    Ann

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    1. Ann, you're correct! I don't know Beaumaris - another one for me to check out.

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  6. That castle looks familiar, but then there were a lot of castles built in that way, so that doesn't narrow it down much. :-)

    I'm keeping away from Zombies...

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    1. Avoiding zombies is sensible, Carol. I've heard they bite.

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  7. I once wrote a zombie story, too, got it published, and quit while I was ahead. Now zombies are freaking everywhere. I guess zombie is the new vampire. Good luck with the Poem Pigeon competition! :-)

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    1. Odd how these things go in cycles isn't it, Lexa. Wonder what will be next?

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  8. Thanks, Pasty. A few years ago, I was mad for zombies. I'm sure I have something I can reanimate.

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    1. That's the spirit, Deborah! (Don't shake too hard though in case bits fall off)

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  9. Thanks for the links Patsy. I recently watched I am Legend, but I think watching Zombies is about my level. I'm not sure I could write about them - but then never say never. :-)

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    1. I didn't think I could write about them either until I was challenged to try, Amanda.

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  10. Not keen on zombies, but I like nature poems - love your haiku!

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. I prefer nature to zombies too (You probably guessed that)

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  11. Zombies seem to be taking over from vampires as THE thing don't they?

    I haven't a clue about the castle :-) x

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  12. Is is Pevensey Castle? I used to drive past this every day when I lived in East Sussex.
    Not sure why zombies are so popular right now, aren't they a bit lifeless?

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    1. Yes, it's Pevensey, Tracy.

      I don't understand the appeal either, but to be fair I've not given the genre much of a chance.

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  13. Hi Patsy .. I think that's Pevensey too .. but as it's raining I'm not going to check it out!

    Zombie - poetry .. well anything for something different .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I'll save you the trouble, Hilary - it is Pevensey.

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