Online Writing Tips is a brilliant platform for free writing advice from professional writing tutors, novelists and playwrights. They have introduced the Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize, which offers a £150 prize for the winning short story! International entries are welcome. Deadline 1st February 2016. Check out the guidelines here: Story Prize & get submitting! via […]Read more "Online Writing Tips Short Fiction Prize!!!"
Me and Pete started gardening in our first year. I didn’t know a thing about gardening. Pete had done a bit before. We kind of made it up as we went along. We handed a shit load of leaflets out and people started calling us for work. Pete researched some spool about Japanese knotweed, which […]Read more "Pete"
Hello, I am desperately seeking your help. I am part of a short story competition for literary magazine Bartleby Snopes. This is something really exciting for me and I would be really grateful if any of you could vote for my story. The story is called ‘Forget-me-not’. You can vote for it at http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/stories.htm If you […]Read more "Desperate, vain plea for votes"
In recent weeks, I have developed something of a hunch. Sauntering about the town, pavements are ever populated by a strange, breathy sort of folk – a panting, scantily clad breed of human, that meanders about tirelessly…trudging onwards in a futile, sticky gloom. They are known commonly as ‘joggers’, here in the UK. You know […]Read more "The Truth About Joggers."
It appears to be that time of year again. That long awaited, highly anticipated season…’Summer’. Well, maybe the twilight days and weeks of it, but I think you would agree it is ‘Summer’ nonetheless. Well, unless you’re in Australia. I presume it is winter there. For those of us in the pea sized United Kingdom, […]Read more "The Measure of Men."
In Darwin’s broadened, prophetic eye, survival was deemed to be attributed to the fittest. And it seems to have rung true, this sweet tongued aphorism, “survival is of the fittest!”, for folks ever since. I mean, I suppose it makes sense. It seems to have made sense for all of history. For those troublesome dinosaurs, […]Read more "Survival of the Vapid."