Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Market and Competition

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend and didn't overdo the chocolate! For the first time ever, I enjoyed the eggs but still managed not to put on any weight. This is momentous for me, as I've been very gradually losing the pounds for the past six weeks or so (8-9lbs now, if you want to know!) and thought I'd scupper it at the weekend as I usually do at Easter. Just shows how much this healthy eating plan is working - not too quick a loss, a little regular exercise, and a little of what I like! Actually, it's the only way it will keep working for me as I also love my Saturday morning croissant.

Anyway, I digress. Some writers might find the following market and competition of interest.

The Fiction Desk

This is a UK company who produce anthologies of short stories. Submissions should be between 2000 and 7000 words. Full details of the company and their submissions are on the website.

Sunpenny Open Short Story Competition

The closing date has been extended to 30th April, so there's still time to enter this competition for a story of up to 4000 words - no offensive content allowed. They are also running a Christian short story comp and inspirational novel comp, both of which close on 30th April. Full details here.

Good luck!


Joanna said...

Many thanks, Rosemary and well done for the healthy eating.

This market looks very interesting and I think I might have something suitable for the competition. I'll have a look right now.

I'm glad you had a happy Easter. I can't believe it's gone by already. We enjoyed having lots of chocolate too, especially Malteaster bunnies. x

Maggie May said...

Thanks for the links Rosemary. I'll investigate. Well done for losing those pounds and for getting through Easter without overdoing the chocolate. A little of what you fancy does you good is a good old standby saying.

Frances Garrood said...

It has to be Cadburys Creme eggs for me; about 5000 calories each? But I only received one, and I'm saving it...

Glad you had a good Easter, Rosemary!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Joanna - good luck with your submissions!

Absolutely, Maggie - that's just what I thought - makes it easier not to overdo it!

Yum, I love those too, Frances! No, they're definitely not that bad - and I'm sure I read they have lots of calcium (or is that wishful thinking).

Diane Fordham said...

Hey, well done on the weight loss. I'm trying to do the same. I have been doing a bit of walking every day. Though if I don't lose weight soon I'm considering sticky taping my mouth shut!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Diane - had to do something before I ran out of clothes!