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Where did that blog go?  Things have been looking a bit quiet on Harping On, as I’ve been busy with the OU’s new MA in Creative Writing.  397 more words

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Flash fiction competition - and inspiration

Following on from Sophie’s flash fiction pieces earlier this week, here are details of a Flash Fiction competition, from Fish Publishing. This is one of the biggest prize catches for this short brand of fiction – but there is an entry fee. 70 more words

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Competition call for essays on the theme of feminism

Details of an essay competition open to female undergraduate students, run by the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland).

The annual competition is intended to encourage and promote a new generation of feminist scholarship, with the six short-listed and winning entries published in the Journal of International Women’s Studies. 73 more words

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News: Guess who's reviewing books over at Lightspeed Magazine? Me!

If you’re a Lightspeed Magazine subscriber, maybe you noticed a familiar name listed in the nonfiction column section of the February ebook edition. I am happy to announce that, starting with the February issue, I will be joining Amal El-Mohtar and Andrew Liptak in reviewing books for… 106 more words

Book Review

Jess Kidd wins Costa Short Story Award

Last night St Mary’s Creative Writing alumna Jess Kidd won the Costa Short Story Award for her story ‘Dirty Little Fishes’. This is a fantastic win for Jess, who has completed both an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing at St Mary’s – not least because the award is voted on by the public, from a shortlist. 251 more words

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Writing News: January 2017

Some writing success:

I’m a member of the Edinburgh Writers’ Club and yes, living in the Scottish Highlands, I certainly take the definition of a ‘country’ membership to its limits. 346 more words

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What's new with my writing? Glad you asked.

In my first post, I promised this wouldn’t be a writing blog, and it’s not–for the most part. But I will occasionally post something about my ongoing quest to become a published writer. 54 more words

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