I finally bought a copy of glossy 'Scottish Woman' magazine this month as I noticed there was an article on writing a best seller (if only it were that simple!) and I've been wanting to check the magazine out for a while.
Like many glossies, it has sections on fashion, beauty and health, food, travel and features - and a lot of adverts. I haven't read it in depth yet, but it looks quite a nice publication.
The 'writing a best seller' article includes tips from Jenny Colgan, Cathy Cassidy, JK Rowling and Lin Anderson. Then I noticed they are running a short story competition.
You need the entry coupon from the magazine (December 2009/January 2010 issue) and the closing date is February 26th 2010. The theme is 'Summer in Scotland', maximum 2000 words. Full details are in the magazine.
The prize includes a literary crawl of Edinburgh and 2 nights in an Edinburgh Town House. Sounds very good! You'll find the magazine in most newsagents and large supermarkets.
Good luck if you decide to enter,