Thanks to Beatrice Charles and Helen Yendall for bringing this competition to my attention. It's free to enter and there's a £1,000 top prize, plus runner up ones of £500 and you only need to write 750 - 1,000 words ... which is the good news!
Bad news is that it needs to be in by 23rd January (via email) oh and it's erotica! Well of course that won't be bad news to some people, but it's a challenge to me as that's not a genre I've written in before*. There's a first time for everything though, right?
Can't stop - I'm off to do some research. Behave! I only meant reading the advice on the website!
*Actually I did try once and it was dreadful. I don't think I'll try again - I've come out in a rash of exclamation marks, just at the thought!