Tag Archive: literary competition

R is for Rover

One of a writer’s tricks, I’ve learnt, is to defy expectations. You think Rover’s a dog? Aha! Rover is the name of the cat in Waifs and Strays, Louise G. Cole’s story in story… Continue reading

The James Joyce camel

My daughter has a Picasso on the sitting room wall. You’re wondering if it’s original? Why, every bit as original as the Cézanne I have at home. But that’s beside the point. The… Continue reading

The Book a Break results

I’ve just received the text below from Ingrid Jendrzejewski, judge of this year’s Book a Break competition. My thanks go to her first of all for performing her task so conscientiously. It’s a… Continue reading

Tic tacs and goblins

I’ve been travelling a lot recently. 122 journeys in the last ten days. And I don’t mean down to the local shops – I’ve been to Cyprus, Kenya, Poland, the USA, India, Greece…… Continue reading

121!

Yes, that’s the number of entries to the 2017 Book a Break short story competition. That’s a 60% increase over last year. Phew! So this is just a quick post to thank all… Continue reading

Final Call

Book a Break Short Story competition: final call.

And the winner is…

  As promised here is Atthys Gage’s text accompanying the result of the first Book a Break Short Story Competition. I’ve modified nothing, except to add the authors’ names after the corresponding numbers.… Continue reading

The wait is almost over…

  I’ve just been away for a fortnight in Tanzania, so I haven’t been blogging of late. However, all was planned so that I’d be back in time to announce the winner of… Continue reading

Updating the Cats

Well, I’ve finished reading all the submissions for the Book a Break Short Story competition, and I must admit I’m both very glad not to have to pick a winner myself and correspondingly… Continue reading

Pens down!

  Well, the deadline is over, folks! And many thanks to all of you who sent in an incredible 75 entries for the Book a Break Short Story competition! I had not the… Continue reading