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Monday, November 21, 2005

Online Jotters: Post Note 7 .... Posted 21st November

Posted : 21st November 2005
Yours truly writes: Can I apologise again for failing in my role as administrator? Hopefully now that we are back online, all those problems are behind us. Thanks to their incompetence, we still have the little issue of several long prime time phone calls to pay for. Who says the customer is always right?

Thanks to everyone who has sent in entries for the competition – here is a quick reminder for those of you still to take part.


Up to 2000 words

No prizes – the best three feature online

Closing date 30th November 2005

PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS AS ATTACHMENTS TO E MAILS –to Yours Truly with permission to print, pen-name, word count and e mail address.

Prefer writing poetry? then enter


No prizes
Imagine your verses there online

Closing date 30th November 2005

Send your email entries to Yours Truly – limit THREE poems for consideration per member

Competitions open to all members so involve others– get them to join too.

Worthy of mention and with their permission:

Let your talent shine
Show your work online
Give us permission
To all share your vision

It’s your space - share your work. Treat this as a noticeboard to have your work posted online. Send me your treasured possession Anything you consider worthy and wish to see published online then contact me at yourstruly@onlinejotters.yahoo.co.uk. And I will see that it is included.

Future Competitions: Ready for that 2006 Writers Diary - Park Publications 14 The Park Stow on the Wold Cheltenham Glos GL54 1DX

The Scribble magazine quarterly short story competition

Short Stories on any subject up to 3,000 words
These are ongoing competitions – no closing date.
Entry fee £3

Spring Poetry Competition (max 40 lines)

Theme Spring Please give your poem an original title NOT Spring
Prizes £50 £25 and £15
Closing date January 31st 2006
Entry fee £3


Countryside Article Competition

Your article has to be anything connected to the countryside, countryside memory, wildlife, nature, any rural or environmental issues, a biography etc. It is up to you.

First Prize £50 plus publication
Maximum Length 1,500 words
Entry fee £3 per article
Closing date May 1st 2006

The Countryside Tales Annual Open Short Story Competition

Theme A Country Story
Maximum Length 2,000 words
Prizes £75 £25 and £15
Closing date August 31st 2006
Entry fee £3

Scribble magazine Annual Themed Short Story Competition

Theme Our Relations – is there a member of your family you could write a story about? Purely fictional of course Or maybe not ….
Maximum Length 3,000 words
Prizes £100, £50 and £25
Closing date November 15th 2006
Entry fee £4 per story

Countryside Tales Winter Poetry Competition

Theme Winter – do NOT call your poem Winter
Maximum Length 3,000 words
Prizes £50, £25 and £15
Closing date November 15th 2006
Entry fee £3 per poem


Poetry Competition
Submission Guidelines http://www.petrapoetrycompetition.co.uk/guidelines.htm
Poems must be:
Original and unpublished
Typed or word processed on one side of white A4 paper;
No more than 80 lines in length;
Accompanied by the appropriate fee of £3.00 (Sterling) per poem;

Send a SAE, if winners list is required.Closing date for entries December 1st.
Please note:
Entries cannot be returned
Organisers cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to manuscripts
Author retains full copyright
First prize winners may not enter subsequent competitions run by the Petra Kenney Poetry Competition.
Winners will be notified by March 30th.

Until the next time : During December there will not only be Post Notes 8 and 9 issued but also the first e magazine containing the competition results, your work and any articles you care to submit. Contact me by e-mail with your submissions.

Yours truly


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