I tried, honestly SW folk, I did try to add a link to my last post before going on holiday, to advertise the Strictly Writing award. But blogger kept crashing when I clicked on Publish. Anyway, if you haven't already seen it do click on the link and take a look at the SW competition- prize £300, no entry fee, best story each month showcased on the site for readers to vote on. Sounds like a great opportunity!
Publication news - I had a story in My Weekly last week (dated 3rd April). First publication for ages, and there are no more in the pipeline which is a bit of a miserable state of affairs. Just as well the sun's out.
I've just been out to buy a My Weekly pocket novel - The Secret of Helena's Bay by my good friend Sally Q. It's the first of three she's sold to them recently. They publish 2 a month, guidelines here. If you like writing longer stories it's a great market. This afternoon I am likely to be found curled on a rug on the beach, with Sally's novella in hand.
(By the way, I had a fabulous holiday in the Lake District, had good weather on all but 2 days, walked up several mountains and, hurrah, my knees held out. Kids loved it too, and we've decided to make it an annual event every Easter.)