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  • Posted by Jonty
    2 years 11 months ago
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    Last year I wrote about the logistics of submitting – the do’s/don’ts etc. This year I wanted to get more specific about an important part of the submission – the pitch letter – as it is something I am always asked about.

  • Posted by Jonty
    2 years 11 months ago
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    Writing, Timing, and the Value of Prizes

  • Posted by Jonty
    2 years 11 months ago
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    On Cutting - our Short Story Judge Jane Rogers muses on the benefits of cutting a short story and offers some suggestions to writers

    ON CUTTING

  • Posted by Jonty
    3 years 5 days ago
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    Joseph Conrad once collapsed after a long writing session. William Golding despaired when a publisher showed interest in Lord of the Flies but asked for some big changes, including losing the first chapter.

  • Posted by Jonty
    3 years 1 month ago
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    The envelope on the mat. With your own writing on it. After five years of writing The Last Migration, I’d finished. The hardest part was behind me.

  • Posted by Jonty
    3 years 1 month ago
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    Have we evolved to have shorter attention spans?

    Is the growing popularity of short-short fiction or Flash fiction a symptom of that?  

    Bridport Prize flash fiction judge David Gaffney thinks not.

  • Posted by Graham
    3 years 3 months ago
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    ‘I think we’ve made a mistake.’ This was original first line of the novel. A couple are lost in their car on an unsealed outback road.

  • Posted by Graham
    3 years 5 months ago
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    The Last Migration began as a horror story. A couple are driving through the outback and they have to keep on going because they know that, only an hour behind them, is a pack of were-wolves. They only ever have time to stop to grab some food and fill up with petrol. And wherever they stop the creatures descend on shortly after, killing everything that’s alive. So it’s like the couple are carrying a plague. Wherever they go, this deadly pack of werewolves follow.

  • Posted by Graham
    3 years 12 months ago
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    Thanks to Aki for the following encouraging advice for writers.   The Literary Consultancy are one of our partners in the new Peggy Chapman-Andrews award for a first novel.  If you have any questions for Aki, do comment below.

     

  • Posted by Victoria Bennion
    3 years 12 months ago
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    A.M. Heath’s Euan Thorneycroft suggests some do’s and don’ts when submitting your manuscript…

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