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!