Monday, 15 June 2009

Winners of the Rose & Crown New Novels Competition

Absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of the Rose and Crown Books "New Novels Competition", at last! It's been hard work, but we got there.

1st Place: "Embracing Change", by Debbie Roome. Prize: £200 and publishing contract.

2nd Place: "A Flight Delayed", by Burgandy Savanna. Prize: £100 and publishing contract.

3rd Place: "Blue Freedom", by Sandra Peut. Prize: Publishing contract.

Details and downloads of excerpts are available at the Rose & Crown Books web site.

Burgandy and Savanna, if you're reading this, please contact me ASAP? Thanks!

Note to all those entrants who have asked me individually for detailed responses to their manuscripts: I'm really sorry but this would take far too much time. I am willing to do a detailed critique of your work for a very low price of £75 (and since this takes anything up to 10 hours, this really IS a very low price!) - but I simply can't do it without charging. You will be receiving a short email from me with a very brief note from the judging process, however.

The Sunpenny Short Stories competitions are still in judging; we are hoping to have results on or around the 25th of June. Thank you for your patience!

NOTE: The 2010 Rose & Crown New Novels Competition is now open for entries. Fee: £18. Deadline: 31st March 2010. Winners to be announced end of June 2010. Full details at the Rose & Crown web site.

Back to work for me ... thanks for listening!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The WriteLink Community

Hello, Writers!

Just popping in very quickly to let you know that the new site for WriteLink is up. If you don't already know about them, go and take a look - I've been a member for several years now. It's a friendly space in which to showcase your writing, test out and get feedback, and even earn money for your work. Speaking of which, I'd better get back to the final competition judging; no time to dally ... as for you, go visit WriteLink and get your creati ve juices flowing all over the pages!