While hunting down good reading websites for my day job I found that the nice people at the booktrust have a very useful list of UK writing competitions.
The rest of the site is also worth exploring. There is a writing section with author interviews, advice, and of course the above mentioned competition list. Most of the site is dedicated to reading, so have a look if you’re interested in reading suggestions, book news etc.
The book of the competition.
The top entries from the recent ABC tales competition ‘Let’s Start Again’ have now been published in book form.
Regular readers might remember that my story of the same name placed third.
There are lots of other great stories in the book. Have a look:
Let’s Start Again: The Book edited by John Wilks
Introducing the first story on the new platform that didn’t make an appearance on the old one.
(edit) ‘The God Kings’‘ was my first paid short story publication. It is a science fiction story about the conflict between the temptations of god-hood and the joys of fish and chips (amongst other things).
This story was previously published in Alien Skin Magazine.