I've not been stuck in the mud at home over the last few weeks, as we've had a few trips away in the van and climbed two mountains! OK, maybe they weren't actual mountains, but they had the word mountain in the name and we climbed up them, which is good enough for me.
I'm 'chuffed*' to say we're going to be on more campervan adventures for the next few months. That will make keeping this blog updated more difficult, but I'll do my best.
You can help out by passing on any womag info, free entry competition links, or other useful stuff you come across. Put them in comments, email me or message me on twitter with those.
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Here are five free to enter writing competitions to keep you busy while I pack the van and we plan our route.
For this competition from Inkitt, you're required to post a mystery or suspense story of up to 7,500 words. If you can then persuade enough people to like, share and review it you could win $500. I won't be giving this a go. I dislike both the popularity contest part and the strong possibility of publishing work without any reward.
If you're a 'beginning professional' in speculative fiction writing, you can enter this competition from Dream Foundry and be in with the chance of winning $1,000.
The Foxes Retreat competition is for poetry, prose or scripts of up to 500 words on the theme of other worlds. The prizes are 1 to 1 coaching and workshop places.
The New Media Award offers various prizes up to £1,000.