Short story

#WritingCompetition – still time to get your entries in! #wwwblogs

writing comp

Written a short story over the Christmas break? New Year’s Resolution to get you name out there and submit more stories? Why not try Sandalle’s Short Story Competition? The closing date is 30th January so there’s still time for a final proof and polish.

This is a brand new competition that is relatively cheap to enter – the entry fee is only £5.00, with money raised helping to fund the prizes. The Sandalle group is a very small and very dedicated group of writers, poets and actors who give up their free time to help other writers, running competitions and events and giving critiques. So by entering this competition you might not only win a prize and have a writing credential for your writing CV, you’ll also be helping a dedicated group of volunteers.

There’s another incentive too. If the winning writers have a novel they’re hoping to submit or publish, or one that’s just been sitting in a drawer, I will provide a free assessment of the first three chapters.

Sandalle’s Short Story Competition

First Prize: £120.00 plus free assessment

Second Prize: £75.00 plus free assessment

Third Prize: £50.00 plus free assessment

Theme: The Key

Word length: 1200 words (maximum)

Fee: £5.00 per entry. If you would like a story critique, please add £2.50.

Closing Date: 30th January 2016

Please send two copies of each entry, a cheque (payable to Sandalle), an S.A.E and a separate sheet with your personal details to:

c/o Gwyn Hall
Orchard Street
SA11 1DU

Good luck and please do spread the word!

Remember – the closing date is 30th January.


New anthology: Fields of Words

Fields of Words

I met Alex Bruty back in 2011 when we were both students on the University of Glasgow’s MLitt Creative Writing course. Whenever we had a workshop I would look forward to reading Alex’s work – her short stories have made me laugh, cry and be totally consumed by jealousy at her wonderful way with words! Alex has a story The Box included in the forthcoming Ink Pantry publication Fields of Words. I can’t recommend her writing highly enough – you really should take a look!

Read all about Alex and her writing here

Fields of Words can be ordered here

Happy reading!