Julie's Quest

Hello, and welcome to my blog. My blog is about the trials and tribulations of writing, where we celebrate successes and commiserate our near misses. We tell it like it is here and will do our very best to help you on the road to being published and pick you up after the rejections (they will come!) Whether you are a professional or amateur writer you will find something useful here.

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Happy Writing

Julie Phillips - freelance writer - member of the Association of Freelance Writers - member of the Society of Authors

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

National Short Story Week

I found out on Facebook that Radio 4 are planning to reduce their short story slots (there goes another one!) There was also a link to the National Short Story Week web site where there is an on-line petition and campaign to try and change Radio 4s mind. I went on the web site www.nationalshortstoryweek.org.uk  and was amazed by the wealth of information and writing opportunities for short story writers on there including:

Listen to or read a selection of short stories.
List of magazines that publish short stories.
List of writers' groups.
Competition details.
How to write for radio by Ian Skillicorn.
And much, much more!

It's a wonderful resource for short story writers. And although we have some time to go before Short Story (Week November 7th - 13th 2011), have a look on the web site and join the campaign!  There are ways writers can get involved with events during that week too.

Take a look, also, at my facebook page https://facebook.com/groups/savefictioninwomenmags too where we are discussing the diminishing short story market and campaigning to bring it back!

Happy writing - while we still have markets to write for ;0)

Julie xx


Frances Garrood said...

Thanks for that, Julie. I shall have a look.

HelenMHunt said...

It's a great site isn't it? I'm going to be doing a short piece for them soon about my experiences of promoting National Short Story Week last year.

Julie P said...

It is a fantastic, site, Helen - something for me to explore over the summer school hols!

Julie xx

Julie P said...

Yes, Frances, do take a look - it's worth it.
Julie xx