Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thesis done

A birthday present a day late - today I more or less finished my thesis. There's still a bit of checking and stuff to do and I need to discuss my final chapter with my tutor, but other than that it's done and dusted, weighing in at 98,600 words. I can't tell you how good it feels......

Southport Writers Circle

Entries are being taken for this year's Southport Writers Circle competition. I have no connection with this, but I've entered it in the past and they send me details of the competition each year, so for any of you interested in submitting your own stories I pass on the details. Good luck...

Southport Writers' Circle

Annual Open Short Story Competition 2013

First prize: £150
Second prize: £75
Third prize: £25

Closing date: 31st October 2013
Online entries at our site http://www.swconline.co.uk

Chief Judge: Dennis Conlon

Actor, author, playwright, musician, award winner, Dennis Conlon has had various roles in the entertainment industry for many years, including parts in films/tv such as Rita, Sue & Bob Too all the way through to Shameless. He is always on the lookout for original formats and enjoys writing that involves real life experience. He is currently working on a semi-autobiographical work that highlights some of the outrageous excesses of the sixties and European/American relationships of the time. He is far too fond of Yorkshire.

Rules
· Your entry should be an unpublished, original story on any theme of up to 2000 words.
· Don’t put your name on your story but do give it a title.
· You don’t need an entry form. Send us a cover sheet for each entry with the story’s title, word count, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
· The fee is £3.00 for each story, or £10 for 4. You can pay by cheque or postal order made out to Southport Writers’ Circle.
· Additional Terms apply, please see our website.

Send entries to:
Short Story Competition
Southport Writers’ Circle
35 Sussex Road,
Southport, PR9 0SR
If you have no e-mail please supply SAE for results.

Online entries at our site http://www.swconline.co.uk Winners will be informed in December. Optional – Paper saving single-spaced entries encouraged.