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Here is the link to our April Newsletter

This Week March 26th. 2018
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Monday Muse

Jill will be providing the prompts to get our creative juices flowing.

Blog

Debbie will undoubtedly provide an interesting blog.

Planner

A prototype of the new planner system has been agreed by members. Each is allocated tasks on an alphabetical rota. If any member cannot fulfil his/her commitment then that person must find a replacement. The onus is not on Lesley. Thanks to Lesley for the hard work.

March/April Opportunities

There is a week left to enter these March competitions:

*Horror Flash Fiction THEME: Horror story of a lone survivor on a deserted island. Deadline 31st. March.

*Henshaw Press Deadline 31st. March 

Varying deadlines for the April competitions as follows:

*https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/culture-news/a36157/harpers-bazaar-short-story-competition-2018/  Deadline 9th. April - Short notice but if you have a 'Looking Glass' themed story under 2,500 words then a possible.

*Stories of the Nature of Cities Urban Flash Fiction. Deadline 15th. April

*The Molotov Cocktail - Killer Flash. Deadline 20th. April

*http://www.smokelong.com/the-smokelong-quarterly-award-for-flash-fiction/  Deadlines April 29th. and May 20th. 

*THE MOMAYA SHORT STORY COMPETITION - Deadline 30th. April

Works in Progress

*Take a last look at 'The Forger', Jill's entry for Henshaw.

*Lesley's 'Nyctophobia' will be winging its way to the Horror Flash Fiction any time now so check it out soon.

*Chris N has an edited flash about to be posted for the same competition.

*Alyson has a story on the theme of 'the wedding gift' for critiquing.

The Meeting Room

*New member Jim will be taking some time out.

*Waiting for information on Sue.

The Bragging Stool

Angela, Chris, Crilly, Laura, and Sue feature in Ad Hoc yet again. Sue believes this is her 97th. appearance!

Congratulations to Alyson for her third place in Brilliant Flash Fiction. Read here: https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/2018/03/20/art-prompt-writing-contest-results/#more-2899

Jill is published in the Earlyworks Press Anthology. Apologies, I don't have a link.

 WA Newsletter 

*Members agree on the viability of a newsletter. See the notes of the formal meeting, Sunday 25th. March, penned by Angela.

 

Formal chat: Sunday, 22nd. April 2018 at 11 a.m. CET with Chris N in the Chair

This Week on WA
Category: Site News

A summary of what is happening around the site... 

Blog: Vanessa has penned an informative post about using emotion more in our writing. Something many of us struggle with I should imagine! 

Monday Muses: Maggie has challenged us to write about childhood and fantasy providing some great photo's and a prompt. The world is such a magical place when your a child, it's rich picking for a story, if only I could remember that far back!

Feedback - both Angela and Alyson have posted pieces for the March Challenge and Jill, Lesley and Sue have pieces in the Works in Progress forum. If you have a minute please take a look.

The Bragging Stool is unusually vacant this past week, where are those Ad Hoccers or have I missed something. 

In the Notice Board you'll find a link for your secondary contact details if you haven't already provided it. And Angela is looking for advice about a creative writing CV.

And finally, in the Meeting Room you'll find the agenda for the meeting this coming Sunday at 4pm. And remember the clocks go forward for British Summertime!

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