Well, okay, not quite...
July seems to be a favourite month for competition organisers. Other than the Catherine Howard one, the Hay-on-Wye one, and the Seán Ó Faoláin one, several others are ending at the end of this month. The ever-generous Teresa Stenson has rounded up a few of them on her blog. I'm rapidly running out of viable stories and am wondering whether to hurriedly write some more, or take this as a sign that I have enough pieces "out there" and get on with my novel.
This is one that seems to have slipped beneath the radar of most of the competition websites that I look at - it's the Cinnamon Press 5th Birthday Competition. The prize is not a cottage in North Wales, but a place on a residential writing course that's held in one. There's not a huge amount of detail on the site, but I went on an Arvon course a few years ago, which was one of the most inspirational writing things I've ever done, and this sounds like it's in a very similar vein.
They're looking for stories of 2000 words or less, or a bunch of micro-fictions, or some poetry. The entry fee is £12 and the course usually costs £490. There are bundles of books for the runners-up.
This did catch my eye a month or so ago but it was advertised with an early July closing date somewhere else, and I assumed I'd missed it. It's a great prize, I might have a go.
Thanks for the pointer.
I'm umming and ahhing about it - £12 is quite steep, but it seems so badly publicised I'm wondering if it's worth a shot. A holiday for £12 is a pretty good deal, after all. Good luck if you do decide to enter.
By the way, I'm not sure if I've broken any unwritten rules by linking to your blog without clearing it with you first. I figured as you're pretty much my 'audience' at the moment, you wouldn't mind. If I've got it wrong, let me know.
It's the ultimate goal of any blogger to be linked to! Even if at the moment, being *the* audience, only I ever follow that link.
You should see yourself in the 'Blogs I like' list on my page.
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