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Hysteria Writing Competition 2014 Winners Announced

Hysteria 3 coverFinally, after a short delay, we now have our list of winners for the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. I am so pleased to say that the standard was, as usual, exceptionally high and our judges all said how much they enjoyed reading the variety of entries sent through.

I’d also like to give you a sneak preview of the Hysteria 3 anthology cover. Hysteria 3 contains all ten winning entries from each category, together with some excellent advice about entering writing competitions from a number of our judges from this year and last.

The manuscript is now in production and the book is currently available to pre-order through the Hysterectomy Association website and on Amazon Kindle.

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The Countdown Clock is Ticking for Hysteria 2014

The clock’s ticking away and the August 31st writing competition deadline for Hysteria 2014 is approaching fast. If you’ve already got something down on paper now is the time to start editing. Hemingway said write drunk and edit sober. In other words, after the passion and fire that comes with creativity you have to look at your work with a cool, dispassionate eyes – almost as if someone else had written it. Continue reading The Countdown Clock is Ticking for Hysteria 2014

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Advice on Submitting a Poem to the Hysteria Writing Competition

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Want to submit a poem to the Hysteria Writing Competition? Here’s advice from our Writer in Residence.

I’m not a poet, says Bridget Whelan, but I’ve read enough bad poetry to know what to avoid… Continue reading Advice on Submitting a Poem to the Hysteria Writing Competition

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5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition

Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized smoke because it should only last as long as a cigarette (thanks Wikipedia). There’s no easy way to describe what it is, but I think the organisers of the annual Bridport Prize have come up with a useful working definition. The Bridport, by the way, has just closed its doors for 2014: next year’s international competition opens again in late November. Continue reading 5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition

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Meet Bridget Whelan – ‘Writer in Residence’ for Hysteria Writing Competition

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Each member of the Hysteria Writing Competition have been interviewed. They are all writers themselves with a huge amount of experience between them. Bridget Whelan is our ‘Writer in Residence‘. This is the first time we’ve had this particular role and Bridget will provide advice for all entrants each month the competition is running. You can find her first ‘post’ here: Why a writing deadlines is a ‘very good thing‘. Continue reading Meet Bridget Whelan – ‘Writer in Residence’ for Hysteria Writing Competition