"This book delivers more than its title
promises. I read it to find out if I wanted to pursue short
story contests … but I also found some real gems
for improving my writing and chances of being published."
"Written in conversational style, this book for
me is like having a private lesson with two experts in
the field. Easy to follow and understand. It contains very
useful inside information for anyone wanting to enter (and
win!) short story competitions. It is divided into easily
absorbed chunks and I would say it covers just about everything
one would need to know on the subject."
"The marking scheme for short story competitions
opened my eyes and it will definitely change my approach
when I plan a story in the future. Lots of fantastic information
packed into a quick and easy read. Highly recommended."
Dave Haslett is the founder of ideas4writers, the ideas
and inspiration website, and has judged two ideas4writers
short story competitions that each attracted hundreds of
Geoff Nelder is an award-winning short story writer and
novelist, and the fiction judge for the Whittaker Prize
in 2009 and 2012.
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