Tuesday, 3 March 2009

A Plea!

The Yellow Room Short Story Competition closes on 20th March, and we've hardly had any entries! I'm just hoping there's enough in the kitty to pay the cash prizes. Many small press magazines, including The Yellow Room, rely on a percentage of these competition fees for running costs, so it's great when there's a big entry. If you have a short story ready to send out, please could I ask if you'd consider entering it in the competition? The entry fee is £4 which is a lot less than some competitions, and if you're a competent writer, then you stand a good chance of a prize. Please see the website (www.theyellowroom-magazine.co.uk) for further details. Tell as many of your friends or your writers' group about The Yellow Room Competition as you can! I still have copies of Issue 1 to sell, too. The price is £5.50 per copy, cheques made payable to J M Derrick and sent to: 1 Blake Close, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7LJ. Issue 2 of The Yellow Room comes out in April/May.

6 comments:

Jane Smith said...

Jo, I've just put up a blog post about your competition, telling people to enter.

http://howpublishingreallyworks.blogspot.com/2009/03/short-story-competition.html

You helped me so much all those years ago, perhaps even without realising it: I'm sure that whoever wins your next competition will benefit as I did. The best of luck with it.

Penny said...

Will do a bit of advertising around!

Jo said...

Thanks, Jane and Penny. It all helps! Men are eligible to enter as well.

Paul said...

Jo, I publicised your competition at tonight's meeting of my writers' group. As it happens, I had set a challenge a month ago for members to write a 2,500 word story by tonight so I suggested the best of them should consider entering your contest (I told them men were eligible) - you can expect an extra half-dozen or so entries, hopefully!

J E Stevens said...

Jo, I'm off to my writing group on the 12th ... I'll mention it then.
Jean

Lorna F said...

Jo, I'll mention your competition on my blog - hope that will help. Good luck with it all! :)