18:16 A stray neuron fires, and I decide to send a poem to the literary e-zine Ink, Sweat and Tears. 19:08 I receive an acceptance from the editor, saying that he likes it so much that he’s going to put it up this weekend. If only life was always like that.
Right, the sum total of hits (competition prizes, listings and publications) for the year to date is currently sitting at 22. So let’s set a really stupid target for the end of the year: say, 50, eh? With that in mind, I’ve been dusting off all those odd little flashes that are lying around, with […]
Another excellent night out at the League. My piece, Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions had the honour of kicking off the proceedings, and the lovely Sabina Cameron coped splendidly with the challenges posed by its somewhat convoluted language. Here she is (with apologies for the fuzzy nature of the picture – my wonderful new Samsung phone claims […]
Well, I didn’t bother with the second challenge in the NYC Midnight Creative Writing Comp. More bloody historical fiction, and I would have needed to pull something really special to make up for my showing on the first challenge. Still, this cheered me up: one of the weirder things I get through the post on […]
Well, that tanked, didn’t it? Ah, well. Wasn’t interested in winning anyway. Definitely not.
Has a year really gone by since the last Eurofiction started? Well, I guess it must have. Doesn’t time fly when you’re enjoying yourself, eh? So it all kicks off again at SlingInk on October 1st, nicely dovetailing with the last round of the Whittaker. The only question is whether or not I really want […]
It’s all go here. First of all, my Christmas poem (poem? me? ha!) Between the Lines has been accepted by Twisted Tongue. And I’m also going to be making my second appearance at the Liars’ League, with Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions, which was my entry for Round 4 of the Whittaker Prize (and I think this makes me […]
According to my records, I have a grand total of 30 pieces currently submitted to various competitions, anthologies or other markets. Quite a few of these have been out there for some time, and I was beginning to get just a little twitchy … until a few minutes ago, when I heard that Restorative Justice […]
… is now up at Dog Versus Sandwich. Bit of an odd one, this. Usually, I tend to work from prompts, trying as far as possible to steer clear of the most obvious interpretation, a process which can deliver some interesting and unexpected results. However, this story presented itself to me, unprompted, pretty much in its final […]
So, how’s it all going, then? We – e – e – ell … I did manage to finish my entry for the current round of the Whittaker Prize, and it turned out to be (for me) quite a long one – right up to the 2500 word limit. I have absolutely no idea as […]