Several bits and pieces for you today - sorry to those who've sent me news snippets which I've been slow getting round to posting. I'm too immersed in the new writing project I'm afraid! Anyway, here's a round-up for you.
1. A while back I posted about a non-fiction competition run by HowTo. Well, the competition's been judged and the winning article can now be seen online here.
2. The Mills and Boon New Voices competition is now in full swing and the first entries to be submitted can be read online here and commented on. Entries must be uploaded by 22nd September so there is still plenty of time if you want to have a go. Good luck to all who've entered!
3. Thanks to Cathy Sibley for sending me a link to this site, which accepts travel guides and articles by freelance writers. Could be some interesting opportunities there for the non-fiction writers amongst you?
4. If you like writing short, really short fiction, take a look at this flash fiction competition, brought to my attention by Eddie Walsh. Max length 300 words, and you could win £60.
5. Or take a look at SlingInk, where a competition is running from now till December, judged by Nik Perring, whose book of flash fiction is current favourite loo book chez womagwriter. (That's a compliment, by the way!)
6. Finally, the Chiswick Book Festival is on from 17th-19th September, and boasts a line-up of speakers which reads like the who's who of the writing world. So if you're within reach of London, it could be worth a visit.
Thanks to all who have sent me these news pieces. I'm well aware none of them are directly related to writing fiction for women's magazines, which is traditionally the main focus of this blog. But there doesn't seem to be a great deal of news from the womag world lately. Also as the number of womag markets dwindles, I think many writers are branching out into longer fiction, non-fiction or competitions. So if you find posts like this useful, let me know. Or if you'd prefer me to stick to the world of womag, tell me!