Posts Tagged Sally Jenkins

‘A Writer on Writing’ – Free E-book and a Call for Submissions

My non-fiction Kindle e-book ‘A Writer on Writing – Advice to Make You a Success’ is free on Amazon for the next five days (18th to 22nd June 2013).

Using my feature articles that have appeared in the UK writing press, I look at topics such as:

The self-discipline needed to write and stay focussed
A method of getting ideas
Tips on writing flash fiction
How to choose an educational course to help with your writing
Tips on writing anniversary articles
Tips on creating a backup of your work
How to decide on pseudonym
How to create a good first impression with an editor
Tips on starting a blog
The benefits of a writing buddy
How to write a novel in a month!

And remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books. Amazon supply free software for your PC, laptop or other device here.

To get the book, click here for Amazon UK and here for Amazon.com. On other Amazon sites search for ASIN: B00C0GBRS6

Enjoy! (and if you do please leave a review on Amazon!)

Ride – Short Fiction About Bicycles is looking for submissions for its next short story anthology.

RIDE 3 will be published in print, as well as digital format.

The only requirement is that a bicycle or bicycle subculture must feature prominently in the story. Any genre, any gender, any length up to about 12,000 words, any setting, any country, any time period, any kind of cycling. The more diversity—of locations, cycling cultures, story genres—the better.

Payment ranges from $20 to $75 depending on the length of the story. Deadline is 31st August 2013.

The full details are here.

With thanks to Nick Daws for bringing this market to my attention via his newsletter.

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FBFT Sports Writing Competition 2012

Don’t panic – this is not a competition for a kick by kick account of a football match or an in-depth account of an athletics

A football striker wearing the number 10 shirt...

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meeting. FreeBetsFreeTips, the organisers, are happy to accept prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction. And it’s free entry – so no excuse not to have a go.

The prizes are £50, £30 and £20 plus publication on the Free Bets Free Tips website. Word count is 1500. You can write about any subject as long as it relates to sport. The organisers are looking for something exciting, original or even abstract.

Closing date is 13th May 2012 and last year’s winning entries can be read here.

By the way, if you Google ‘Sally Jenkins’ you will discover the Wikipedia entry for an American sports writer. Amongst many other things she wrote cyclist, Lance Armstrong‘s story – ‘It’s not About the Bike‘.

Maybe I should enter this competition and see if I can emulate my namesake’s success in this field…

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