A couple of Best Microfiction 2020 nominations

Online literary journals are wonderful. Fact. From a readers’ perspective, they’re easily accessible, free to read and – for the most part – packed with quality writing. For writers, they offer an opportunity to get work out into the world (often for the first time), the confidence boost of an acceptance and a credit to… Read More A couple of Best Microfiction 2020 nominations

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Upcoming flash fiction competitions for August-December

[Updated 13/11/19] Here’s a short blog post about micro fiction competitions. As always, do please read the guidelines before you enter anything. And also as always, good luck! 2019 Lennox Robinson Award Closing date: EXTENDED to August 31 Prize: €100. The prize will be presented at a special event in Douglas Library, Cork, in October Theme: must relate… Read More Upcoming flash fiction competitions for August-December

Dinosaur author Q&A

As is the modern way, many writers these days connect through Twitter. UK writer Adam Lock is one such person whose excellent short fiction I’ve come to know from a variety of online journals that use Twitter as their main promotional tool. I was interested to see recently that he was also on the brink… Read More Dinosaur author Q&A

The Bangor Literary Journal flash fiction competition

I haven’t been entering competitions lately (not enough finished material), so I was really chuffed to see my name pop up on the shortlist for The Bangor Literary Journal 40-word Flash Fiction Competition. Also on it is my very funny writing group pal Eileen O’Sullivan – a double celebration for our little gang. The shortlist… Read More The Bangor Literary Journal flash fiction competition