Manuscript-based Workshops in February with Claire Keegan

Claire Keegan will be running two manuscript-based workshops in Dublin city centre on Saturday 8th and Saturday 29th February 2010.  This is a unique opportunity to have your work read and critiqued by Claire.

The workshops are completely independent of each other, and run from 9am to 5pm. Manuscripts of up to 3,000 words must be submitted 10 days in advance; however, it is possible to participate in the workshops without a manuscript, for half the price.

The fee for a workshop is 350 Euro, or 175 Euro without manuscript. To book, please email ckfictionclinic@yahoo.com

Read reviews of previous courses and workshops on g.page/ckfictionclinic/review

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FREE short story critique with the Writers’ HQ Writing Short Fiction course

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Get a FREE 3,000 word story critique when you book onto the next Writers’ HQ Writing Short Fiction online course (starting 18 Sept) using promo code CRITMEBABY

Spend six weeks immersed in the art of the short story with Writers’ HQ 5-star online course AND get feedback on the story of your choice (up to 3,000 words) with a special one-off promo code: CRITMEBABY.

The WHQ course is designed to fit in around busy lives, working hours, kids, attention-seeking partners, household chores and inevitable procrastination. Inspiring exercises, writing prompts, advice from award-winning short fiction writers, and a supportive online writing community will help you come up with some brand new ideas and explore a range of approaches and techniques to get the very best out of your short fiction.

And at the end of the course, submit a story to the Writers’ HQ tutors for detailed, one-to-one feedback and critique!

 

The next Writing Short Fiction course starts on 18 September

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(and don’t forget to use promo code CRITMEBABY at the checkout to get your free critique!)

 

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Are You on the Right Track?

The A3 Review has launched a short story and flash fiction Critique Service. Stories up to 5,000 words will receive detailed feedback and guidance from The A3 Review‘s editor, Shaun Levin, and guest editor, KM Elkes.

Find out more about the Critique Service and the Editors here.

This month’s A3 Review contest is the last chance to qualify for inclusion in Issue 5.The theme is TRACKS. Some things to think about for inspiration: Write about tracks listened to and tracks run on. Your favourite track, the song or tune that sends you back, the track you’ve played on a loop or cannot bear to hear. Use your favourite music track as inspiration (listen to it as you write). Write about the karaoke tracks you’d choose, the tracks that make you want to dance or cry. What do you listen to when working out or running (on a track!). Write from the musician’s point of view about cutting a track. Write or draw or photograph other types of tracks: ones you follow through woods or across fields; picking up the track of someone or something. Think train tracks, bike tracks, tracking someone online; the inside and outside tracks, being on the right track – or even the wrong track! Don’t backtrack. Make tracks. Explore the fast track, the wrong side of the tracks, or the one-track mind. Are you keeping track? Then enter the contest here.

We welcome short fiction, graphic stories, memoir, photographs, illustrations or any combination of the above. The only restriction is a word-limit of 150 and images should fit well into an A6 panel. The deadline is 27 August 2016.

Guest editor and award-winning author KM Elkes will choose two winners from the contest to go into Issue #5, to be published next month (September). All winning entries will receive Writing Maps and contributor copies, while three overall winners receive cash prizes (1st = £150; 2nd = £75; 3rd = £50).

Following The A3 Review on Twitter @TheA3Review and sign up to the newsletter here.

January Round-Up II

Hello, all, I hope January is treating you well! Here’s what’s been happening on our blog recently.

For more places to send your stories and find wonderful writing to read, check out our Twitter feed!
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Lit Mags

Shoreline of Infinity is looking for your short science fiction submissions, and The Queen’s Head Issue 8 submissions window is also open. The A3 Review is looking for an editor for Issue 5. Bunbury issue eleven is here – a crime and Edinburgh Fringe special and Jotters United has a new issue, Vintage. Confingo No 4 is also out now, as is Structo  no 14 and The Nottingham Review‘s second issue. Spelkwants your flash fiction, and Holdfast magazine is calling for submissions.

Live Lit

Speak Easy unveils its events for 2016 and some tips for spoken word first-timers. The deadline has passed for the Word Factory apprenticeship scheme but you canfind out about their membership options. Story Sunday in Bristol is calling for submissions for its next event on Feb 21st. White Rabbit offers you a podcast of ghost stories recorded at its Midnight Feast Christmas Eve event.

Contests

Words and Women announce their 2016 short story competition winner. Short Fiction Journal has launched its 2016 short story prize, deadline March 31st. Ouen press has published an anthology of the winners of the Working Dogs international short story competition.

Other

Harriet Kline is offering short story critiques to raise money for refugees.

Structured feedback for your short stories; Taylz is live! (and free).

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Phew! We are finally there. After countless missed deadlines and much gnashing of teeth, Taylz has finally launched!

Taylz.com is a free website for short-story writers to test and develop their work. We aim to supply you with high-quality, objective critiques from experienced writers, as well as a hungry, global readership.

We have designed an incentive based system whereby writers anonymously read and rate one another’s work using a simple but thorough, personalised survey format, giving you constructive, forthright feedback without any flannel.

Getting involved now means you can benefit straight away from the Taylz review process, and also enter the running for our Taylz Short Story Collection. This collection will help promote our upcoming phase 2 launch to the general public, and will feature the best rated short stories from our Phase 1 story building phase.

We are hoping to provide writers of all levels with a really useful tool, and hope that you’ll get involved to help us do so.

You can read more about Taylz here. Any questions/feedback goes here.

Hope to read you soon!

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