Many thanks for your interest in our September competition, themed ‘buzz’. The entries are now winging their way to our Reader, and the winning pieces will be published online soon. (I apologise that the Museum competition winners have not yet been announced – we have been rather sidetracked this month with publishing our newest anthology – see below.)
The competition theme for October is: sugar rush.
Tell us about that feeling of suddenly having energy, or how you feel when you have too much to do and add an extra spoon to your coffee. What might you need to get done today? Why might your brain need to run at a hundred miles an hour? Perhaps your friend is diabetic, and too much sugar might be fatal – or just what they need? Perhaps the kids had too many sweets at an event, or the dessert was laced with granulated poison? Interpret our theme as you like.
Find out more – and the link to the form where you should submit your work – at didcotwriters.wordpress.com.
First Contact – book launched!
This is Didcot Writers’ fourth anthology, a selection of thirty-one stories in a range of genres and styles:
From 1970s Africa to mass hallucinations heralding the end of the world, from a man haunted by the spirit of his dead grandmother to a search for justice involving a powerful figure, from a couple facing a life-changing event to estranged family members reaching out and finding each other – this collection of short stories explores what happens when they connect for the first time.
The book is available to buy as paperback and ebook at https://amzn.to/2NjSaCA. If you already have a copy, please leave a review, as it will help others to find it.
Local events in Didcot, Oxfordshire
If you are local to Didcot, or close enough by train, why not come along to one of our events? We run weekly writing sessions (bring your own work) and also workshops led by professional tutors. Our next three workshops look at: Dialogue in Fiction; Growing a Poem; and Writing Fear.
Find out more and sign up at bit.ly/didcotwriters-workshops.