Friday, 14 September 2018

Words about Wordsmag

I mention Wordsmag a couple of times a year as there are two annual, free entry competitions. The results of the first one for 2018 are here – you'll probably recognise some names ;-). The second, with the theme of murder, is currently open and offers a first prize of £50. You can enter here.

I asked the editor of Wordsmag to tell me a bit more about himself and the publication...

Shaun Peare is an ex-Civil Servant, is married and lives in London. He is an experienced editor, writer, publisher and says, "I have been involved in writing for over forty-five years and in publishing since 1989 – editing and publishing a quarterly magazine of short stories showcasing writing talent from around the world".

Founded nearly thirty years ago Words is now an online magazine designed especially for people who love reading stories that lift the spirit – without a religious slant. Stories that lift the heart – without being gushily romantic. Tales that intrigue – without tormenting the reader’s brain.

WORDS aims to bring you new material by published professional writers, and also by accomplished and enthusiastic amateur storytellers... men and women of all ages, persuasions and walks of life.

Past issues have included writers of the calibre of Patrick Nicholson, Alanna David, S. Bee and others, many of them winners or shortlisted entrants from the prestigious Ian St. James Awards.

Each issue of this quarterly publication contains perhaps a dozen short stories compiled from entries to our competitions. Full details can be seen at
Even more heartening is the discovery that all work on the magazine is entirely voluntary and that all profit from this magazine goes to help in supporting the work of the RNLI – the charity that saves lives at sea!


Lindsay said...

Congratulations on the win!

ados123 said...

Oh, well done, Patsy!

Susan A Eames said...

Ah, thanks for this link, Patsy. I happen to have a murder story that has been short-listed twice but never published, so maybe I'll try for third time lucky!

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy- Shaun is obviously helping many through his Wordsmag ... but congratulations on your entry ... cheers Hilary