So, I’ve got a giveaway, courtesy of Kishboo the e-fiction magazine for fiction lovers! (not ‘fictional lovers’! That’s a different thing altogether).
Kishboo ran a competition a little while ago and I was the winner of a novel and Della Galton’s excellent ‘How To Write And Sell Short Stories‘. Turns out, I’d already got that book on my shelves (albeit a slightly older version!), so rather than let it go to waste I asked Sharon at Kishboo if she’d mind me giving the book away and luckily for us all, she said yes (it’s the one on the left).
You can buy Kishboo as an e-magazine for your Kindle for just 99p or you can read all the issues (4 so far) on the website free.
The next deadline for Kishboo’s short story competition (£3 entry fee, prizes of £50, £25 and £15, plus all 15 shortlisted stories appear in the next issue), is 20th October 2015, so there’s plenty of time if you want to have a go.
If you want to win a copy of Della‘s book – an invaluable tool if you’re trying to ‘crack’ the women’s short story market, or enter competitions (ahem, like Kishboo’s) or even if you just want to remind yourself of the essentials of short story writing – then this is what I want you to do:
In the comments section, tell me (briefly – it only needs to be a line or two!) about a short story that you’ve read recently, that you’ve enjoyed. I’ll start us off with this one:
In the latest (September’s) Take A Break Fiction Feast, I really enjoyed Gail Richards’ story ‘How I Met Rory’. I’ve already emailed Gail to tell her this (she was the winner of the subscription that I gave away to TABFF a little while ago).
I liked it because it was a bit ‘different’ – I really didn’t have a clue how it was going to pan out, which kept me reading. I’m a sucker for a bit of romance – and an animal – and they were both in there and Gail really managed to pack a lot into just one page. Oh and I learned something too – that ‘zenzero’ is Italian for ginger!
So, that’s it. The only other rules are: 1 entry per person, deadline is 20th August, when I’ll choose a winner at random AND you can write about any story apart from one of your own…! Good luck!