It’s great to see everyone emerging from the winter gloom and getting together again.
Here are a few dates which should be of interest to anyone who loves writing, reading or just listening.
March 19th: Story Sunday ‘Another Country’
As you know I’m a member of Writers Unchained and hopefully this poster says it all. Writers have until March 5th to submit, or just come along and listen.
Feb 26th: submissions opening for Stroud Short Stories
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? I am very pleased to be co-judging the next SSS event (is this the closest a writer gets to promotion at work?!) which is not until May, but submissions are open from Feb 26th to April 22nd. Why not get thinking and writing now? To submit you do need some connection to Gloucestershire or South Glos, but the theme is open. Check out the entry regulations here. Join us on May 21st to see who we picked. Feel free to get annoyed if it isn’t you!
Meanwhile on March 11th I am thinking of taking myself to the lovely town of Lyme Regis where the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize winners will be announced. Yes, I am shortlisted for the short story prize and I’m planning to treat myself to a day out in Dorset. If you’re anywhere in the vicinity, the evening event looks like fun, and as well as celebrating great writing, these people plant trees in Kenya.
Copies of the winners’ anthology will also be on sale.
How nice to be in it!