Category Archives: Writing

Just to say…

Sending love and good wishes to Emma Viskic, whose debut novel: Resurrection Bay is shortlisted for TWO prestigious CWA Daggers: CWA Gold Dagger Clever, funny and totally deserving of the plaudits engulfing this antipodean début. Vividly persuasive characters along with … Continue reading

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Do I Own My Story? But What If It’s Also Your Story, and You Don’t Want Me To Tell It?

From Laurie Hertzel, senior books editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and memoirist of News to Me: Memoirs of an Accidental Journalist (U. Of Minn. Press), some sound advice on publishing your memoirs. They are your memories, but how do you separate your … Continue reading

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Publishing News: The Bully Plays by Nell Dunn

It was a privilege and a pleasure to edit Nell Dunn’s The Bully Plays. In short dramatic scenes, written with empathy and insight, Dunn’s eight different voices reveal the myriad emotions of teenage life: fears and tensions around bullying; conforming … Continue reading

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Denny Writers Competition

Denny Writers Annual Quaich Competition Congratulations to Tracey McLennan, winner of Denny Writers Annual Quaich Competition for her short story titled ‘An Evening in the Library’; second place went to Moira Martin, and 3rd place to Ann Dromgoole. Ann Marshall was … Continue reading

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Romance Writing Life Competition for Unpublished Manuscripts

Sponsored by WHSmith, Kobo, Mills and Book, and Kobo Writing Life, the Romance Writing Life Competition is offering a digital and print publishing contract with Mills and Book and promotion through the sponsors. They are looking for “strong, hook-driven stories, with … Continue reading

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Publishing News: Success for Emma Viskic

Congratulations go to [WoMentee] Emma Viskic for securing a book deal with Echo Publishing. The Melbourne-based publisher announced today that it will publish Emma’s debut crime novel in September. Echo Publishing, part of the Bonnier Group, opened earlier this year. You … Continue reading

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Bath Novel Award 2015 – March 31st

Deadline for the Bath Novel Award is looming – closes midnight GMT on March 31st 2015 Summary of competition Novels can be in any genre written for adult or young adult (13+) readers. Children’s novels are not eligible. Submissions should include (up to) the … Continue reading

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Open Submissions for Unagented Manuscripts at Tinder Press

If you have already completed a fiction manuscript or collection of short stories there’s still time to submit to Tinder Press before the deadline of March 15th. Here’s what they say: Headline imprint Tinder Press will celebrate two years of … Continue reading

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