Sunday, 20 March 2011

Anthologies, competitions, questions, mountains

1. If you're an ex-pat writer, you might be interested in this call for submissions by Writers Abroad for a charitable anthology, entitled Foreign Flavours. They are looking for fiction and non-fiction on the theme of food, drink and cooking from around the world. Profits to go to The Book Bus charity. Alexander McCall Smith is to write the foreword. See here for full details.

2. Eddie Walsh at Emerald Writing Workshops is running more competitions for flash fiction this year. Max 500 words, entry fee a very reasonable 5 second-class stamps. Next comp closes on 31st May. See here for details.

3. Teresa Ashby is running a competition to win a copy of the Diamonds and Pearls anthology. Closing date 31st March, and all you need to do is write the first line of a story. See here for details.

4. If you weren't able to help the poor people of Japan via the Authors for Japan auction, perhaps you'd like to contribute to New Sun Rising, an anthology of prose and poems, all profits going to the Red Cross. Details here.

5. Ever wanted to ask a best-selling author a question and hear the answer in her own words? Well, go here to ask Kate Long a question. You type it in, give your email address to get notification that she's recorded an answer, then check back to see what she says.

6. And finally, where I was last week with Leigh - this is me on top of Cairngorm, Scotland. Felt like I was on top of the world!

PS I keep looking at that photo and thinking how fat I look. But it is simply all the bulky warm clothes I am wearing, honest!!


Old Kitty said...

Well you look great and very warm and wrapped up!! Thanks for these amazing links - I'm at this moment trying to compose haikus for submission (hopefully) to New Sun Rising. Fingers crossed!!!!

Take care

Emma B said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

womagwriter said...

It was pretty cold up on the top - a biting wind! I look quite fat in that coat, but clearly needed it. Am wearing a woolly hat under the hood of the coat too.

Good luck with the haikus - that's a great idea.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for these links. I'd already posted about New Sun Rising and, funnily enough, it was haiku I submitted!

Love the photo of you in the Cairngorms - glad you enjoyed the snow.

Kate said...

Thank you for the link. (Any more questions about badgers, anyone?)
And well done on raising so much money for Japan.

Leigh said...

Yeah, warm clothes and chilli and beer!!