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Hello peoples, there are a number of comps. in September and here are a few that you may be interested in. Please note that I have no direct involvement with any of them, though I might send in an entry or two. Good luck to you all. P.S. Sorry but you'll have to find the links. Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Restrictions: The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK. Genre: Short story. Prize: £30,000. Deadline: September 29, 2016. L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is held four times a year. Restrictions: The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than o


At the last Portsmouth Hub night I was so pleased to meet up with the very talented Jon Everitt. He describes himself as an 'unrealist' abroad and from the wonderful picture above you can see why. I was delighted to be given the chance to allow my imagination to run away like wide stallions and I show below my take on the whale, the men and the red balloon. Do let me know what you think. WHALE OF A TIME by Rick Haynes “This whale has a problem.” “Yes Ford, he’s alive and breathing out of water.” “No. Not that you idiot. Can’t you see the state of his teeth and gums? His breath stinks worse than yours Arthur.” “But you asked me to take his pulse, so how could I see his gums at the same time?


Many thanks to all those fine authors that contributed to the competition. The standard was very high and it was really close at the end but I had to choose. Thus I am delighted to announce that Maureen Hart has won the competition and here is her entry. I imagined the scene and I had to laugh. The Magic One? Stardust flew from the laughing fairy’s wand, engulfing unsuspecting humans. Gentle breezes lifted her long golden hair. "Oh" she cried "my wig has come off." Fancy a DRICKLE? Here's the promised competition to win a signed copy of Evil Never Dies. Drabbles are 100 words, Dribbles apparently 50, but I've just invented a Drickle. Yep, crazy I know. It’s a tale of exactly 25 words excludi

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