If anyone hasn't seen the new guidelines for My Weekly Pocket Novels, you'll find them on Sally Quilford's blog, where you can download the Pdf. Interesting to see the new look and a couple of new categories - length 50,000 words. I think perhaps it's making them even more competitive with M&B now.
On Saturday, I was delighted to receive my pack for the RNA Conference at Penrith in mid July. This is the furthest north the conference comes (every few years) so it's ideal for those of us up in Scotland. I've only been once before when it was last in Penrith, but I was a complete rookie at the time in the New Writing Scheme. I loved every minute and I'm looking forward to it even more this year as I've 'met' so many lovely RNA members online and it will be great to see some in person.
The programme is excellent, including the oportunity for a one-to-one with a couple of publisher's editors. It's a full weekend and I've already signed up to all the sessions I want to attend. Methinks my brain will be buzzing for a long time after the weekend, not to mention all the chatting. And guess who is speaking at one of the sessions? Maggie Seed from My Weekly Pocket Novels - and yes, I'm going to hear her. I'll report back afterwards.
Better start getting my mainstream novel knocked into shape for my one-to-one appointment!