I have been frantically cooking and cleaning today (yes, cleaning! It’s a shock) in preparation for our ‘Burns Night Supper’ tomorrow night. Kilts will be worn, a haggis will be addressed (and then stabbed) and much whisky will be consumed.
Six friends are coming for dinner and staying over. I’ve made so many beds today, I feel like I’m running a B&B. Thank God for fitted sheets.
But enough of all that. Here are a couple of writing comps that might be of interest (but, I’ll warn you, they’re somewhat ‘geographically-dependent’). Read on and you’ll see what I mean:
It’s free to enter, 50 words or less is the required word count and closing date is 29th Jan (next Tuesday) BUT don’t enter unless you can use (or want) the prize, which consists of: 2 weekend passes (16/17 February2013) to Nottingham’s Festival of Words 2013. These are not transferable, they say, (so you can’t give them to a friend or put them on your blog!).
The Festival looks good though, so if you are free that weekend and within easy reach of Nottingham, it’s worth a go!
Radio Times: Win A Year At The Theatre (c/d 5th Feb)
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a theatre critic – and you can get to London easily – the Radio Times has a super competition to win free West End theatre tickets for a year and to be on the Oliviers’ judging panel.
To enter, you have to write (ah, here’s the writing bit!):
1. A 150-word theatre review of a production you’ve seen in the last year
2. An explanation of why you deserve to be on the panel (in fewer than 100 words)
3. A list of all the shows you’ve seen in the past year
and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Oliviers Competition in the subject line.
(There’s more information in this week’s Radio Times – page 121 – and an address, if you’d prefer to post your entry).