When I was whizzing around Center Parcs yesterday on a ‘Segway’ machine (fun!), little did I know that a decision had been made about a story I’d sent to ‘Take A Break’ back in October 2013.
When I got home and checked my emails, I found a message from the editor (in SPAM! Eek, imagine if I’d deleted it!) offering to buy the story.
I know it’s not the Nobel Prize for Literature or even a novel contract but after all these years of trying, I am CHUFFED! The moral of the story is, never give up! And don’t underestimate the type of story that TAB might be interested in taking. I wouldn’t have thought the story they’ve accepted was really their ‘cup of tea’ but it just goes to show – you never can tell!
Divine Chocolate Poetry Competition c/d 30th April 2014
On a different note, Divine Chocolate are running their annual, free-to-enter, poetry competition and this time they’re asking you to imagine meeting a cocoa farmer from Ghana.
At first sight this looks/reads like a poetry competition for children and schools but read on and you’ll see that there is an adult category! The closing date is 30th April. The winners in each age group will receive a box of Divine chocolate, £30 in book tokens, Christian Aid T-Shirts, mugs and pens. Runners up will receive Divine goody bags and Christian Aid mugs and pens.
And finally, I haven’t forgotten about the writing competition I’ve promised to run, to celebrate reaching 400 followers. All will be revealed later this week…!