Want to be Judged by Stephen King?

As it’s my favourite time of the year (autumn) and as we’ve just celebrated my favourite thing that people celebrate (Halloween), this seems incredibly timely – especially as it’s got everything to do with my favourite form (the short story): a short story competition judged by Stephen King.

I love what he said here: There’s something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like a waltz with a stranger you will never see again, or a kiss in the dark, or a beautiful curio for sale at a street bazaar.

So there you go. Get writing or editing or sending. Good luck!

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It’s also less than week until Beautiful Trees is released and I am starting to feel very nervous and excited. You can pre-order from all good book shops.

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