Try saying that title fast!
Last year I entered a story in the Writing Magazine 2013 New Subscribers’ Short Story Competition. Not being a natural in the short story writing department, I’d given it a go anyway. Writing in a mode that’s difficult for you is excellent practice and really exercises your writing muscles. I didn’t hear anything further, so shrugged my mental shoulders and forgot about it.
When I opened the 2015 competitions supplement enclosed with the recent Writing Magazine, I glanced through it and found the winning story (Sphagnum Moss), then spotted my name in the box with the shortlistees’ names.
I might try another competition sometime…
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