Compass Books are releasing a couple of new titles of interest to writers: Fiction - the Art and Craft by Colin Bulman, a retired university creative writing lecturer; and Creating Meaningful Dialogue by Suzanne Ruthven who has written or ghosted many books as well as having been editor of The New Writer. I don't know about you, but every now and again I feel the need to read a how to book. I learn something new from every one, and some of them are so inspiring they leave me buzzing. There is always more to learn about this writing lark!
Kishboo is a new electronic quarterly magazine, which you can read online, on an Android phone or on a Kindle. It will run a rolling short story competition, for stories up to 2000 words. Entry fee £3, and top prize £50 each quarter. Owners Sharon and Keith are preparing the first, Winter 2014, edition now, so to be in at the start do go and look at the website! As well as the competition there are opportunities for article writers and quiz compilers - they need plenty to fill each issue.