Friday, 24 May 2013

The Yellow Room 1000 Word Spring Competition Longlist

I can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged! I'm also pleased to report how much better I've been feeling since taking a daily dose of Soya Isoflavones!

I've been focusing on submitting stories to the women's magazines in the last couple of months, as well as returning to do Write Invite every Saturday. I'm pleased to report that I've had two stories accepted by Woman's Weekly and I've been a runner-up, but not yet a winner, a few times in the Write Invite Competition. I haven't been entering as many short story competitions as last year, but still like to enter my favourite ones like Word Hut and Multi Story.

Issue 9 of The Yellow Room should be published this summer. It was put on hold while I gave my office a good de-cluttering. I've also been busy with my son's 18th birthday celebrations (his birthday was on 13th May). I can't believe he's now officially an adult. He's now in the throes of A2 exams.

Anyway, without further a do, here is the longlist for latest Yellow Room Competition. I hope to announce the shortlist and the winners in the next few days.

A Lesson For The Teacher
A Year of Rain
Bob Marley and A Fear of Needles
Brighton Beach Sundays
Crossing the Bridge
Earth Mother
Full Time
Just A Thought
Last Respects
Let’s Pretend It’s The Ritz
Me and DG
Peace of Mind
Rebooting Dougie Mason
Snap Decision
Stars and Beetles
Swamp Monster
Swopping Beads
The Corner
The Danger of Cake Crumbs
The Good Daughter
The Knot of Faith
The Lost Art of Conversation
The Map of Us
The Pony
The Right Castenets
The Trouble With Virgins
There Are No Reasons
To Be The Beach
White Lilies