Saturday, 23 February 2013

A couple of things before I go...

I made this myself!
Yes, I'm off on my travels again! But meanwhile, I want to flag up a couple of groovy things:

The Wirral Festival of Firsts Open Poetry Competition is now accepting entries with yours truly administrating the process. Proceeds are in aid of Claire House children's hospice and  the deadline is 1st June.

In the course of publicising it I came across Morgen Bailey's blog which offers an extraordinary range of useful stuff for writers including her writing competition calendar, lists of publications looking for submissions, literary events, writing tips and forums - highly recommended.

If you like your fiction short and fast, check out Smokelong Quarterly's 40-word stories competition  which closes 28 February. I enjoyed reading the entries (which are posted as comments on their blog) and added my own a day or two ago.

So where am I off to? Africa!  I'll be gone by the time you read this.

Not, sadly, a high-end safari in the parks of Tanzania, nor communing with Gorillas in the Rift, but an entry level foray to a beach resort in The Gambia.  I shall almost certainly be incommunicado for the next few weeks, but not necessarily...

Hello?  Can I order a crocodile sandwich - and make it snappy!


  1. Thank you for the mention (and recommendation), Clare.


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