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Nice WotF News

Joni Labaqui just phoned to say that I’m a semi-finalist  in the Writers of the Future Competition for the First Quarter. It isn’t on the WotF blog yet, but I presume she’s waiting until she’s notified everyone. Very pleased, especially as it’s only my second submission, and the third submission is already […]

WOTF Question

One of my stories just made the first "Honorable Mention" list on the Writers of the Future contest. This is the first time I’ve submitted to WOTF.  Am I correct in believing that receiving "Honorable Mention" means that I’m not going to be selected as a finalist or semi-finalist?    I ask because […]

“What Survives” at Fish Publishing

My drabble “What Survives” made the Short List in the Fish Publishing Microfiction Showcase competition. Normally I wouldn’t publicly announce just being shortlisted, but it happens that they post the full text of the shortlisted drabbles as well as of the winners.  So it’s a kind of publication.  You can read the drabble […]

Tally for May

Here’s my monthly tally for May: 12,100 new words of fiction written this month. 1 11 first drafts currently in progress. 2 2 first drafts currently “ripening” before second draft. 3 0 second drafts currently in progress 0 second drafts currently in the hands of “trusted readers.” 1 third draft […]