‘That Killer…’ Brighton. Oct 10. SOLD OUT

That Killer First Page: Submitting to Competitions and Journals

New Writing South, Brighton. Saturday 10 October 2015, 10.00am–1.00pm

Find out what competition judges and journal editors look for in a short story and how to avoid the rejection pile. Write and get feedback on that crucial story opening.

You’ll look at:
How to get the attention of competition judges and editors
Writing fiction with emotional impact
Writing that killer first page
How to edit your story
Where to send your work

This event sold out in Bath, Belfast, Melbourne at Writers Victoria, Waterstones Piccadilly, London and Cork World Book Festival.

PaulMcVeigh short story
Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in journals inc The Stinging Fly and anthologies and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work for BBC Radio 5, at the International Conference on the Short Story in Vienna, Belfast Book Festival, Mexico City and the Cork International Short Story Festival. Upcoming at Wroclaw Short Story Festival, Poland. Paul co-founded and has been the Director of London Short Story Festival for the last two years and is Associate Director at Word Factory, the UK’s leading short story literary salon. His first novel The Good Son was published this year to critical acclaim.Comments on this class:
Fantastic! Practical, targeted advice like this is wonderful!
This was my fav course yet! Informative, entertaining, and engaging. Hard to beat.”
I emerged from the sleepy hamlet of my writing infancy last Saturday and was sky-rocketed, hurricaned, tsunamied, autobahned and g-forced out of my head by Paul McVeigh’s “That Killer First Page” Masterclass at Waterstones, Piccadilly. He’s on top of his game, gives instinctive, constructive criticism and in a few short hours, had conveyed the essence of how to make a story compelling and unputdownable from the first few lines. Get on one of his courses if you can.”This year Paul is judging:
The I is Another Short Story Competition from Holland Park Press alongside Laura Del-Rivo. Deadline: 31 August
The Penny Dreadful Novella Prize alongside Sara Baume and Colin Barrett. Deadline: 30 September
The sole judge of the Bare Ficton Short Story Prize. Deadline: 31 October

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