Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Short Story Competition

The literary magazine The Yellow Room has today published a plea for more entries to its forthcoming short story competition, which closes on 20 March.

The Yellow Room is Jo Derrick's latest project: she also founded the literary magazines QWF and Cadenza. I was lucky enough to be awarded prizes by both of those titles (you can read the story which won the QWF prize here, and the Cadenza prize-winning one here), and the experience was very positive: not only was the prize-money very welcome, the exposure brought me into contact with many new writers and readers who I would not otherwise have reached.

Go and write something for The Yellow Room prize. Do it now. You have nearly three weeks to get your entries in.

9 comments:

Nik's Blog said...

Aw! That looked so good until Duotrope said that it's only for ladies. Blast!

Nik

Paul Lamb said...

Really? Only for the ladies? I suppose Americans are out too. Dagnabit!

Jo said...

Duotrope are wrong. The competition is open to male writers and non-UK writers. It's only straightforward submissions that we insist come from UK female writers only. I hope this clarifies things.

Nik's Blog said...

Brill - thanks for clarifying that Jo - I think the Duotrope entry is for general submissions; they make no mention of the comp.

Thanks again

Nik

Jane Smith said...

Thank you, Jo! I hope you get plenty of entries.

Jane Smith said...

In a moment of rash self-importance I've added links in this article to the stories of mine which won prizes from Jo Derrick's two earlier literary magazines: while the one which appeared in Cadenza did so quite a while after Jo had handed it over to new editors, the QWF story was, I think, selected by Jo. So it might help potential entrants gauge her preferences... or it might just prove that I shouldn't have had that last cup of coffee this afternoon. Anyway. Happy reading.

Nik's Blog said...

Thanks Jane, V thoughtful of you. Off to read...

Nik

Jane Smith said...

Perhaps I shouldn't have added those links...!

Nik's Blog said...

Why ever not? I really enjoyed both stories as well - should have said that earlier really.

Keep up the great work, Jane; it's appreciated.

Nik