Thanks to Alyson Hilbourne for reminding me about the Writer's and Artist's Yearbook competition. They're looking for stories, for adults, of up to 2,000 words. The prize is publication on their website and an Arvon course.
The Commonwealth short story prize is open to submissions. To enter you must be a citizen of a commonwealth country, and send in a piece of unpublished work between 2,000 and 5,000 words. There' are several cash prizes of £2,500 and one of £5,000.
The ebook of my latest short story collection is now available to 'pre order' for the absolute bargain price of 77p (99c). It will be released on 5th October and shortly afterwards go up to the normal price of £1.99 ($2.99) so if you fancy a copy, get it now! There will also be a paperback version, which you can buy from Amazon, or order through your local bookshop or library.
Anything you can do to help let people know about this book, or my romantic murder mystery which will be released 28th November, will be very much appreciated. Eg sharing my tweets and Facebook posts.
There are a huge variety of crimes, committed for many different reasons. Those which seem justified or are at least understandable. Others for which there can be no possible excuse. Some crimes are calculated and deliberate, others unplanned or even accidental. More still are planned but don't happen.
There are also multiple ways for the criminal to be caught out or made to pay for what they've done. The police, an amateur detective or even their victim might bring them to justice. And sometimes what at first appears to be a crime is revealed to be nothing of the sort.
Criminals, victims and those wrongly suspected all have a story to tell. This book contains 24 of them.