Friday, 25 April 2014

Reporting in.

I've added a bit to the wordcount of Poppyfield Farm (please don't look back and see how similar the previous total was and how long ago I reached it!)

Do you have a big project on the go? How are you getting on with it?

In other news, I've had a story accepted for one of the anthologies I mentioned here. (Holiday stories) That was a nice surprise. I don't know if they're still looking for that type of story, but they do have other calls for submission still open.

Other competitions and publications I've mentioned previously, and which you could still try, include this one, this one and this one, all for short stories. There's also still time to try this one and these people have a competition every month. Actually so do theseThis competition is still open and this one seems to be ongoing.

Is that all were you wondering? Well no it isn't. This one is still open and this and so is this. There's even a poetry one here. Searching under 'free to enter competitions' and 'publication opportunities' on this blog will reveal more.

If you were wondering if they're all free to enter, then yes they are.

Have you entered any of these? Are you going to?

32 comments:

  1. I submitted a holiday story to pulse too but haven't heard anything.

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    1. I've only just heard, wendy so they might still be working through them.

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  2. I've entered the Spinetinglers one a couple of times. It seems almost too good to be true (free to enter and with decent cash prizes), but I always end up feeling suspicious about it. I can't work out where the prize money comes from, and - with a few exceptions - the stories that win often seem quite amateurish. Never mind, the stories I've failed with there have gone on to win prizes elsewhere so submitting has been good practice if nothing else.

    I'll have a look at the other competitions you've listed, Patsy. It's a bumper crop today! Many thanks for hunting them all out.

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    1. I hope it's a genuine competition, Dan. I've sent a message to the organisers, inviting them to respond to your concerns. If I get any response I'll let you, and my other blog followers, know what they say.

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  3. Congrats on having your story accepted to the anthology! That's wonderful. :)

    I'm still mostly in the edit cave, tying up loose ends with Book 3 and pulling my hair out. ;)

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    1. I'm in first draft mode, Linda. The cave is many months away!

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  4. Even a little progress is good. I haven't worked much on my manuscript, but once the Challenge is over, I'm diving back in.

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    1. Yes, a little progress is better than nothing, Alex - and I have done work on other things.

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  5. Well done on your anthology success.
    I'm rewriting my novel, its a huge task, and because I'm imearsed in it, I haven't entered many competitions lately. I might just take a look at your links.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Maybe a break would do you good, Maria?

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    2. Possibly would Patsy...I do enjoy mixing things up a bit. :-)

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  6. Thanks for another great post, Patsy. Congratulations on your anthology.
    I've entered the travel expert comp. and am hoping to enter the OTP one if I think of something in time. The Saga ghost comp is sadly only open to UK residents.
    Dan Purdue - I've had a place and a prize in a Spinetinglers monthly in the past, but more of my stories have not been placed and as you say have found homes elsewhere...
    Alyson

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    1. Good luck with your entries, Alyson.

      Thanks for the info on Spinetinglers - it's always good to know someone really does win these things. (Do you think writers are more cynical than other people?)

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  7. Any forward momentum, no matter how small, is always a good thing, so yay! And Poppyfield Farms, what a wonderful title. If I ever own me a farm, I'm going to name it that. ;)

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    1. It is going forward, Leandra - and actually I've done a bit more since posting.

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  8. Yeah I have eighteen projects lined up for the year, and I'm behind on EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

    Siiiiiiiiigh. >_<

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    1. That's very impressive, Leandra! Hope you catch up on some of them soon.

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  9. Hi Patsy .. well done on getting the word count up .. and no I haven't entered any competitions .. something called an A-Z is happening ... enjoyable, but somewhat involving ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, I can see the challenge takes a lot of time, Hilary.

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  10. Congratulations on your story being accepted for the Pulse anthology, Patsy. Thanks for the reminders, too. I've entered the poetry one and I think I shall every month from now on. It's not that I'm very good but I just love reading it and trying to write it! :-)

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  11. Well done on the acceptance and thanks for the links. I've already entered a few of them so we'll see!

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  12. I thought of entering the true cat story one but I couldn't get it right.
    As for big projects - how's a total re-write of First Ever Book grab you?

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    1. That should keep you busy for a bit, Lizzy.

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  13. Wow, thank you for all the links Patsy! I might attempt the Saga ghost story, haven't written one before so should be a challenge. Glad your word count is increasing - I am only up to 31,260 and have had a few days off, so need to get back to it!

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    1. Ghost stories are quite fun to write, Samantha. At least the not too scary ones are and I imagine that's the kind Saga would like.

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  14. Congratulations on the latest success, Patsy.

    At least the word count is moving forward, however slowly. :)

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Yes, slow is better than not at all.

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  15. Congrats on your latest story acceptance! That's awesome! :)

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