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Fire Themed Flash shortlist

May 20, 2019
Many thanks to all the writers on the longlist for your patience while we re-read the stories to decide on the shortlist. Congratulations again for being longlisted. It’s a tough decision once we get to this stage. The following stories have now been shortlisted – readings are still

2019 First Chapter Competition Winners

May 16, 2019
2019 Retreat West First Chapter Competition Winners Many thanks to Sarah Hornsley at The Bent Agency for being our 2019 judge. She has now chosen the two winners, saying: “It was a really tough decision. The standard was really high, I was very impressed.” So well done to everyone on

Winners April Photo Flash Comp

May 2, 2019
Many thanks to everyone that took part in the comp to win Fantastic Flashing courses and Writing Maps. We enjoyed reading the entries. Congratulations to the following writers who have won the prizes!   First Place Nancy Ludmerer wins a place on the June group online Fantastic Flashing course

Fire Themed Flash Longlist

April 29, 2019
Fire Themed Flash Competition Longlist Many thanks to everyone that entered the last themed flash competition. We received 81 entries this time around and have enjoyed reading them all. Many congratulations to the writers of the stories listed below for making the longlist. Judging is still

2019 First Chapter Competition Shortlist

April 24, 2019
2019 First Chapter Competition Shortlist Ta da, we have our shortlist! Thanks again to everyone who submitted and to all of the writers on the longlist for their patience while Louise and I made the decision on which 10 stories would go through to the next round for literary agent, Sarah Hornsley