Sunday, 18 January 2015

That's Life Fast Fiction change of editor

Thanks to those who've contacted me to say that the Australian magazine That's Life has a new fiction editor  - Katherine Davison. She takes over from Nikki Roberts. Submissions should be addressed to her.

Submission guidelines for this magazine are here and you can email stories to

Good luck with all your submissions!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

This and that

Firstly may I point you all at Della Galton's blog, where she has answered the three questions she's most often asked about short stories. Definitely worth a read!

Secondly, the photos from the November Romantic Novelists Association party are now up if you'd like to take a look. I'm in pic number 25, bottom left corner on the thumbnails. That's me in a grey dress, looking short and dumpy compared to Della who's standing beside me. Also in the pic are Wendy Clarke and fellow Carina author Karen Aldous, and a chap whose name has sunk without trace in the murky depths of my terrible memory.

Thirdly, I'm delighted with sales of my time management book, Give Up Ironing. If you've read it and liked it, I'd love a review! I have also recently given up vacuuming, as I had a bad back and then my hoover broke. Maybe I should write a sequel.

Finally for aspiring romance writers, here's a competition for you, run by Prima in association with Mills and Boon. Good luck!

I hope 2015 has started well for all my blog readers, and that you've hit the ground running with plenty of ideas and energy for all your writing projects. Please do keep in touch and keep sending me any links or snippets of news which would be of interest to womag short story writers to post on this blog.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Time for the annual declaration of writing resolutions for the year ahead. This year you'll find it over on my other blog

And if you need help to achieve your writing resolutions for 2015, my little book on time management might help. Give Up Ironing - you know you want to!

What are your aims for the year? Whatever they are, best of luck with everything!