I just wanted to flag up a great writing competition for unpublished, female writers. In conjunction with the Orange Prize for Fiction, Grazia have launched a first chapter competition.
They have supplied the opening paragraph and you need to finish the chapter in under 1000 words. The closing date is 10th May and the prizes on offer are a bit of a writer's dream! The overall winner gets to attend the Orange Prize for Fiction awards (including hotel & travel) and will receive their award on stage and £1000. Two runner's up will win £500.
The competition closes on 10th May and you can enter via email. All the details can be read on the Grazia website. Do make sure you read all the terms and conditions before entering.
I think even though I am busy on my main WIP this will be worth finding the time to enter. Good luck if you do enter and if you do end up winning... you get to take a guest and yes, I can be available!