Monday, 29 April 2013


Unfortunately my competition entry for the Bath Short Story Award was unsuccessful.  Della Galton in her book, How to Write and Sell Short Stories says  "........not winning a competition isn't exactly a rejection, but it can still feel as though you've failed......".   She goes on to say that whatever we do, we cannot avoid getting rejections - the only sure way to guarantee you won't get a rejection is not to have a go in the first place.  So with that in mind I now have my eye on a competition in Writers' Forum.


  1. C'est dommage! Will you submit the same story or write a new one for Writers' Forum?

  2. I'm going to send in a new one that I wrote a couple of weeks ago. I haven't given up on the old one though!