Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Results round up

A few months ago I mentioned a free to enter (obviously) 100 word competition. The prize was publication of the story in a free e-anthology for 20 semi-finalists, feedback from Curtis Brown for the best three of those and a Curtis Brown novel writing course for the winner.  I, and around 1,000 others, had a go and I'm one of the semi finalists.

You can get your free copy here. (If you don't have a kobo you can download a free app and read it on your computer)

Prima were running a writing competition with a kobo as a prize (I was the March winner). They're now running one with £100 on offer for the best short story. Send your 800 words to yourwinningstory@hearst.co.uk

I also entered several competitions I've come nowhere in, but I'm keeping tactfully quiet about those.

33 comments:

  1. Congrats on being a semi finalist, Patsy! That rocks. :)

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  2. Congratulations Patsy, you deserve to be a winner for telling us all about these competitions. I entered, can't remember what I sent though. Will have a go at the Prima one. Thanks for the links.

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  3. Sounds awesome. This is great exposure to an agency too.

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  4. Jeffrey Archer is one of my favourite writers. Love his style. Congrats on being a semi-finalist in the competition.

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  5. Wow, that is good - in the top 20 of 1,000! Well done!

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    1. I've started another romantic novel about a photographer in a campervan which I'd use should I get that lucky.

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  7. Well done. I wish I could write short stories but they all read like the opening chapters of a novel!! Well done to you. Keep entering and winning ,lots of lovely prizes.

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    1. My first attempts at novels were like very long short stories, Lizzie. There are definitely more differences between the two than just length.

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  8. That's great to be a semi finalist out of so many entrants, Patsy.

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  9. Sounds like great work. To enter the competitions and congrats for the kobo win, Patsy.

    Nas

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  10. Well done you! And thanks for sharing... ;-)

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  11. Wow - congrats on the flash fic in the anthology (with agent feedback) and the kobo. You're raking it in! That's great! :-)

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  12. Well done Patsy on both successes. Wish I'd known about March Prima story as would've got a copy - have just bought May's to check on this new comp. Do you know if you are in the top 3 yet for the Jeffery Archer competition?

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    1. The results are officially announced on Monday, but I believe the winners were going to be informed beforehand and as I haven't been I guess I'm not among them.

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  13. Well done, Patsy - good to hear of some success! I saw the Prima story thing on FB but glad you reminded us as I promptly forgot again.

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  14. Well done. You are being rewarded for all your hard work, and thanks for sharing the links with everyone.

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  15. Thanks for all the congratulations everyone!

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  16. congrats for being semi-finalist!! How awesome!

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  17. Congratulations on being a semi-finalist Patsy :o) I read your winning story in the March Prima and really enoyed it.

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