Saturday, December 4, 2010

Writing Competition round-up!

Just a quick update to mention a couple of competitions. There are always lots about but I like to keep an eye out for others. These are the ones I know about and intend to enter myself.

The first is on Simon Whaley's blog and it ends on the 10th December. The challenge is to write a piece of flash fiction (no more than 100 words) about love at first sight between two people. Details can be found on Simon's blog and the prize is the book '12 points to writing romance,' by Kate Walker. The book sounds very helpful and it is worth taking the time to enter.

The next competition is from Words with Jam and the idea is to send the last lines of a story. This is free to enter and the prize is a Writers Retreat with Ruth Saberton. I have just read Ruth's book 'Katy Carter wants a Hero' and loved it. I would dearly love to win this so feeling very generous to be sharing this! Deadline is 14th January so you have a while. You can enter a maximum of three times and no more than 40 words per entry.

Good Luck to anyone who is entering. I better go and get some writing done. Feeling very lazy after my week off and haven't got back into gear yet!


  1. Hi Katy,

    Thanks for posting the details of these competitions. Oddly enough,I've spent part of today talking about organising a budget writers retreat.

    I would love to go on one too!

  2. Thanks for publicising my comp. The entries are beginning to come in now!

  3. Maria - I definitely plan to go on some writing courses this coming year!

    Simon - That's okay - thank you for running it! Will get round to entering myself soon :)

  4. Hi, just wanted to say thank you to all, I so enjoy the way this blog is organised, with the m.e. everything is easy for me to follow in nice bite-sized chunks. Simon, it was a fab. comptetition. Thank you

  5. Thank you for the feedback Georgina! Makes it all worthwhile :)