Monday, 5 August 2013

Novel Competitions

One of my peony roses burst into this showy beauty recently and I'm glad I captured it in time as they don't last very long.

I've been enjoying trying to get all my writing organised, in between editing and meeting up with friends. I finally saved a Word copy of the information in my folders on Google favourites that I've been collating for ages, in case the computer dies. Now I'm trying to check which older short stories need to be redrafted or rewritten before submitting, and having a look at some of the ideas written down for new stories and not yet acted upon - you get the idea. Still not finished but enjoying the process.

These are some of the current novel competitions I came across - wish I had suitable work ready to submit to them, but you might!

Piatkus Entice - romance

Harelquin/Mills & Boon - romance

Telegraph Harvill Secker - crime

Samhain Publishing - Gothic horror novella

Happy writing,


Wendy's Writing said...

You do sound very organised, Rosemary!

Patsy said...

A lovely flower.

Well done for being so organised.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Now and then, Wendy!

Thanks, Patsy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosemary, that peony looks fab. I've entered my romantic novel into a competition already. Like you, I'm going over old stories and re-writing. It doesn't feel right to plough on and leave them in limbo somehow does it? Even though I want to begin new ones too.

Vikki said...

Lovely photo... and thanks for sharing the links!

Pen N. InkBlog said...

I don't. The ones I have ready, I don't think are publishable. But they are fun.

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Joanna said...

Many thanks, Rosemary. And that rose is so stunning, absolutely beautiful. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Well done on entering a novel comp, Susan!

You're welcome, Vikki!

Thanks for commenting, Pen and Ink - I have more ideas but won't get them written in time!

You're welcome, Joanna - I love that rose!

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Gorgeous flower :0)

Thanks for the links.


Teresa Ashby said...

What a beautiful flower - I love that delicate shade of pink, absolutely lovely :-) x

Carolb said...

That is a stunning flower, Rosemary, a beautiful shape and colour.

I was looking though my numerous notebooks and realised I needed to get my ideas in them sorted. There's a few I want to concentrate on. So your comments might just spur me onto it- thanks. :-)

TracyFells said...

What a gorgeous bloom and doesn't it know it! Think I may try the Crime competition, as my WIP has a crime element to it. Thanks for the tips Rosemary.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Suzanne!

It's the colour that I love too, Teresa!

I need to keep reminding myself about doing this, Carol!

Glad you can try the crime comp, Tracy - good luck!

Maria said...

Beautiful peony flower, I love the colour.
Thank you for sharing the links with us, I don't have anything ready either but its good to see whats available.

Talli Roland said...

Beautiful peony!

Thanks for the links.

Nas said...

Beautiful flowers. Thanks for the links.

All the best!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Maria - thanks for commenting!

You're welcome, Talli!

No problem, Nas!