Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fancy a three book deal?

This arrived in my in-box the other day. I'm passing it on in case anyone's interested.

Win a three-book publishing deal!Contact Publishing ( is a boutique of independent publishers, with a mission to nurture fresh writing talent; bring fresh ideas and news format of books to the readers. The Page Turner Prize is our annual competition to invite budding authors to submit their work to be considered for publication. We would like to invite your group to take part in this competition. Further details of the competition are below and on our web-site

Monday, December 13, 2010

I said I'd help. Can you?

Raj Lal has asked me for help and now I’m asking you. Raj is doing an MA in Writing at Warwick University where the students want to continue the tradition of producing an anthology of their writing. In order to do this they need to fundraise and have come up with the idea of asking writers and publishers if they would be willing to donate books, and if possible, signed books. These will be used as raffle prizes and/or auctioned during fundraising and launch events.
Could you donate a signed book? Do you have any writer/publisher friends who might be willing to donate? Raj needs as many donations as possible! Perhaps you could pass the word along together with Raj’s email address? She will then give you an address to send books to.

If you would like to authenticate this fundraising venture and student anthology, please contact the MA in Writing course leader Maureen Freely at

Raj says to thank you all and send warmest greetings for a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winner Takes All

That's what it says. A story competition where the winner recieves all of the entry fees as their prize. This is being run by FLAIR for Words, see
and go to the News page (I think, if not have a look around) for a competition entry form. It's an open theme so no need to write anything new. You've probably got some really good stories lying around and are wondering what to do with them. Now you know.
Give it a go. Good luck.

I entered a competition to win a copy of Catherine King's new saga and heard a couple of days ago that I was a winner. I found the competition on where Patsy gives lots of information about competitions.

Friday, December 03, 2010

A treat

It's perfect writing weather with all this snow. Who would want to go out in it? (Don't answer that, Simon.)
I was sent this link instead of a Christmas card and it's so good I wanted to share it with all of you. Do take a look and, if you are like me or Teresa Ashby, have some tissues at the ready.