The indoor writer received some excellent news while on holiday in Rome last week. Her short story 'Just Add' had won first prize in the Writer's Toolkit Flash Fiction Competition. If you click on the link you can read the winning story. The challenge was to write a complete story on the theme of WATER in 150 words. Sue Johnson runs these excellent competitions about twice a year. The maximum word count is always 150 and the prizes are 1st £50, 2nd £25 and 3rd £10. Next competition deadline is 30th September with the theme of SECRETS.
Also returned to not such good news. Received rejections from The Weekly News and My Weekly. Oddly both came in on Bank Holiday Monday - so now we know what magazine fiction editors do on their Bank Holidays ... catch up on reading and correspondence (poor loves). One response was almost 9 months after the story had been sent, so its rejection was not really a surprise.
And also found out a story had been shortlisted in The Yellow Room competition (Spring), but sadly did not make top 3 or Commended list. This is the second story to reach this stage for The Yellow Room... just need to work out what is needed in a story to get into the top spots (hmmmm).