That Killer First Page

Paul McVeigh’s coming to Bath on Saturday afternoon, October 17th, to run his popular That Killer First Page workshop. Bath Short Story Award is hosting the three-hour event which will take place in Bath Central Library from 1.45 pm – 4.45 pm.  Cost:  £40.  Only 5 places left. Book  via paypal or card on

Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He is co-founder of the London Short Story Festival, Associate Director at the Word Factory and judge for national and international short story competitions. His debut novel, The Good Son is shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize.

So why not get ready for the next round of big short story competitions and magazine submission windows and find out what competition judges and journal editors look for in a short story? You’ll get tips on staying focused, where to start the action and how to write with emotional impact. Then you’ll have a go at writing an opening and get brief feedback from Paul. You’ll also look at submission opportunities; how to find them and where you should be sending your short stories.

Bath Short Story Award is also hosting an evening of readings the same day, Saturday October 17th, 7.30pm -10.00 pm at St James Wine Vaults Bath, with Paul and thriller writer Sarah Hilary reading extracts from their novels and short story writer and poet Tania Hershman, who will give us a first look inside the new anthology she co-edited with Pippa Goldschmidt of short stories inspired by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, ‘I am because you are’, to be published in September by Freight Books.

Only £3. Numbers limited so book in advance on via paypal

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