Firstly, I bring you news (courtesy of Sue Moorcroft’s excellent blog), of a just-about-to-be-launched romantic short story competition, ‘The Sophie King Prize’.
It’s free-to-enter and open to both published and unpublished writers resident in the UK.
The winner will also receive a beautiful silver-plated jug and £50 gift voucher courtesy of The Handpicked Collection (www.handpickedcollection.com).
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Read all about it here.
Sophie King (also known as Jane Bidder and Janey Fraser!) is a very successful romantic novelist and short story writer. She tutored at Caerleon Writers’ Holiday one year and I can still remember some of her excellent advice – oh, and also the fact that she had about 9 or 10 novels rejected (which amounted to a MILLION WORDS) before she was finally accepted by a publisher! DO NOT GIVE UP, is the moral of the story!
And secondly, if you’re into romantic fiction and you can get to Bedford on 16th/17th November (both days, preferably, to make the most of the prize), then here’s your chance to win tickets for TWO to attend the Festival of Romance.
Which looks fantastic.
I am still kicking myself that I won a ticket for this last year and couldn’t go! And I am away on a girlie weekend 16-17th November so I can’t go this year either. BUT I am not entering! Ah ha – that’s called learning from your mistakes.
Anyway, go to the Novelicious website and leave a comment saying why you’d like to win by 7th November and those two lovely tickets could be yours!