I’m thrilled to be judging the flash fiction category of the Hysteria Writing Competition. Looking forward to reading the huge array of entries by talented and inspirational women writers! The competition also includes poetry and short stories. Submissions are encouraged between now and the closing date of 11.59pm on 31 August 2017.
Looking forward to writing about this amazing city!
My poem about my home city of Birmingham was short-listed recently for the Verve Poetry Prize 2017. I went along to the Verve Poetry Festival this weekend which aimed to ‘capture and celebrate the spirit of Birmingham and its creative, plucky, open-minded, fun, down to earth, industrious, collaborative, cosmopolitan nature’. Sounds about right! My report will be in GEM Magazine soon.
Four of the books I have reviewed (The Storyteller, Forbidden Line, Solar Bones, and The Empress and the Cake) were recently long-listed for the inaugural Republic of Consciousness Prize. I went along to the short-list announcement on Wednesday night and met lots of lovely publishers and writers. I’ve written an event feature about it for The Contemporary Small Press. Read more