Every now and then at 5am (probably posted by my clone) I will be bringing you a newsflash, update on what I’m doing, invited guest piece, or whatever takes my fancy, and today I have a little woo-hoo for yours truly.
I’ve had two flash fiction pieces accepted for issue 3 (July 2012) of ‘CAKE short and sweet’, a magazine that is distributed free around eating establishments in Manchester, England and available online. My two pieces (out of the ten stories in the magazine) are…
The last two digits
Tucking herself away in the darkest corner of the town’s only library, Rosie opened the book where the corner was creased and started reading.
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For the first time in a long time
As you turn the key you wait for movement, anything, but nothing happens. It’s old so you don’t wind it again, but you’d love to see the ballerina in action.
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Thank you, Sarah.
I love flash fiction and write mostly shorter pieces for my daily 5pm Fiction slot. This blog lists various submissions and competitions for this format. If you know of other opportunities that aren’t listed, please do email me.
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Unfortunately, as I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t review books but I have a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me reading it / talking about and critiquing it (I send you the transcription afterwards so you can use the comments or ignore them) on my ‘Bailey’s Writing Tips’ podcast, then do email me. They are weekly episodes, usually released Monday mornings UK time, interweaving the recordings between the red pen sessions with the hints & tips episodes. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.