Writers’ Views

The Casket of Fictional Delights has been running for five years and is looking to the future.  Up till now it has been a totally free service but is considering possible ways of recouping some of its running costs. Advertising is a possibility but we really don’t want to go down this route as it would spoil the whole look and feel of the website.

If you could spare a few minutes to complete a survey to help us work out what to do next we would be extremely grateful.  The survey is anonymous.  To compete the Writers’ Views Survey CLICK HERE

Thank you for your time and help it is much appreciated.

Joanna

The Casket of Fictional Delights

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TubeFlash – Last Call for Submissions

The Casket of Fictional Delights sister site TubeFlash is calling for Flash Fiction submissions.

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12 London Underground Stations have been paired with 12 brooches.  Flash Fiction stories of 300 words or less inspired by either the station, station area or brooch are sought. Knowledge of London or the Tube is not essential. A new Resources section has been added, providing advice and guidance. Successful writers will have their work published online and recorded by professional actors/voiceover artists as podcasts for iTunes.  This is a great opportunity to be part of a unique anthology of flash fiction. To date 78 stories by new, established and award winning writers have been published.

TubeFlash is part of BBC Arts Creative Writing initiative and is working with partners Spread the Word and the CityLit to bring Flash Fiction to as wide an audience as possible. 

Closing date 31st October 2015.  Entry is free.

Find out more and submit at TubeFlash full T&Cs available on the website

Follow on Twitter @tubeflashtales

TubeFlash is Back – Flash Fiction Submission Sought

The Casket of Fictional Delights sister site TubeFlash is calling for Flash Fiction submissions.

TubeFlash is an exciting writing project looking for Writers to Submit.  TubeFlash is part of BBC Arts Creative Writing initiative and is working with partners Spread the Word and the CityLit to bring Flash Fiction to as wide an audience as possible.  The project is also supported by Transport for London.

12 London Underground Stations have been paired with 12 brooches.  Flash Fiction stories of 300 words or less inspired by either the station, station area or brooch are sought. Knowledge of London or the Tube is not essential. A new Resources section has been added, providing advice and guidance. Successful writers will have their work published online and recorded by professional actors/voiceover artists as podcasts for iTunes.  This is a great opportunity to be part of a unique anthology of flash fiction. To date 78 stories by new, established and award winning writers have been published.

Closing date 31st October 2015, entry is free.

Find out more and submit at TubeFlash full T&Cs available on the website

Follow on Twitter @tubeflashtales

TubeFlash Quizzes

The Casket of Fictional Delights current series of TubeFlash flash fiction stories finished at the end of 2014 with the story ‘All’s Well that Ends Badly’.  We hope to be able to bring TubeFlash back for one last time later in 2015.  But for those of you suffering withdrawal symptoms why not try one of our TubeFlash quizzes.

All’s Well that Ends Badly – contained in the last TubeFlash story ‘All’s Well that Ends Badly’ I have incorporated references to 25 of the 78 TubeFlash stories. Clues are in the form of names or items from stories, stations or brooches, visual references, colours etc.  How many can you find and identify? To enter Click Here

For those who would like something a little more frivolous why not try our visual quiz.

Christmas Tree Brooches – Identify the 20 London Underground Stations  – here’s one to help you on your way

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Bond Street – To enter Click Here 

I do hope you all will have a go at one of the quizzes or both.  Spread the word, let your friends know, anyone can enter, there is no restriction to entry. Great TubeFlash inspired prizes to be won. Closing date end of February 2015.

GOOD LUCK

The Casket of Fictional Delights continues to accept submissions for Short Stories and Flash Fiction please refer to our submissions page for details.

To find out more visit The Casket of Fictional Delights website where you can subscribe to the mailing list to receive all Short Stories and Flash Fiction stories direct to your inbox SUBSCRIBE

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Last Call for Submissions for Christmas Story

The Casket of Fictional Delights is calling for Submissions for its Christmas Short Story.

We are looking for our annual unconventional  Christmas Short Story.    Submissions close at the end of September.  christmas tree

Your story should be between 1200- 3000 words.  In the past we have had a ‘tongue in cheek’ take on the nativity story, a series of Christmas letters, and a carol service with a difference.  So why not join our band of guest writers.  Please submit by the end of September.  The sucessful Christmas short story will be published on The Casket of Fictional Delights in December and recorded as an audio Storycast and published on iTunes as a podcast.

To submit go to The Casket Submit Short Story ~ In the title section please include in brackets (Christmas Story). Please note – The Casket of Fictional Delights does not publish work containing excessive swearing, sex or violence.

Thank You and we look forward to receiving your stories by the end of September.

To find out more visit The Casket of Fictional Delights website where you can subscribe to the mailing list to receive all Short Stories, Flash Fiction and Tube-Flash stories direct to your inbox SUBSCRIBE

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Call for Submission – Christmas Stories

The Casket of Fictional Delights is calling for Submissions for its Christmas Short Story. It may be flaming June, with the sun shining  and the BBQ smouldering in the garden, but here at The Casket of Fictional Delights we have our thoughts firmly on tinsel, turkey, mince pies, mistletoe and stories.

 

We are looking for our annual unconventional  Christmas Short Storychristmas tree

It should be between 1200- 3000 words.  In the past we have had a ‘tongue in cheek’ take on the nativity story, a series of Christmas letters, and a carol service with a difference.  So why not join our band of guest writers and submit your Christmas Story.  Please submit by the end of September.  The Christmas short story will be published on The Casket of Fictional Delights in December and recorded as an audio Storycast and published on iTunes as a podcast.

To submit go to The Casket Submit Short Story ~ In the title section please include in brackets (Christmas Story). Please note – The Casket of Fictional Delights does not publish work containing excessive swearing, sex or violence.

Thank You and we look forward to receiving your stories.

To find out more visit The Casket of Fictional Delights website where you can subscribe to the mailing list to receive all Short Stories, Flash Fiction and Tube-Flash stories direct to your inbox SUBSCRIBE

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New Writer & New Luggage from The Casket

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The Casket of Fictional Delights welcomes a new Guest author this month Lauren Bell with her Flash Fiction ‘Current Girl’.  Lauren lives in Birmingham and recently graduated from Birmingham City University.

Also arriving this month the seventh Tube-Flash audio – ‘Keep your Luggage with you’  featuring the six most recent Tube-Flash stories.  Tube-Flash audios are recorded by professional voice over artists and actors & there are tube sounds just to add authenticity.

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Happiness is Wanting What You Have by Stephanie Brann

Values Laid Bear by Stephen Ryder

Transubstantiation  by Zoe Fairbairns

The Landed Sea Witch by Delijah Sakaki

The Belvedere-Kensington Interaction by Eric Carlton

Up the Hammers! by James Brinsford

Tube-Flash audios are available free on Apple iTunes as podcasts

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