Mandy Pannett – The Onion Stone
Mandy Pannett, who was last year’s SSS poetry judge, is launching her novel The Onion Stone (Pewter Rose Press) this month. Copies at a special pre-publication price may be obtained from the publisher http://www.pewter-rose-press.com/store/store.html Also available from amazon or from the author – details on website: www.mandypannett.co.uk
Slingink Scribbling Slam 2011 – Registration Now Open
It’s that time of year again when the Slingink Scribbling Slam is upon us.
Site members (remember it is free to join the site – follow the instructions here) can choose to pay to enter the fiction and/or poetry strand of the slam (£12 per strand).
Starting the 8th September entrants then submit 1 story of up to 2,000 and/or 1 poem of up to 50 lines every fortnight for 6 weeks. They are scored and recieve some feedback from the judges.
This year I am happy to announce the following team of judges (please see the forum for their bios):
Prizes in each strand are £80 for 1st place, £40 for 2nd place and £20 for 3rd place.
For further details and guidance on how to enter members should be able to access the forum here (requires login).
SO what are you waiting for
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The winner of July’s mattspop’s shorts with ‘Smoke Rings’ was Joss.
The theme for July was ‘a case of doubt’
Winner – Slingink Inspirations May/June
Is mattspop with ‘Triumph of Hope’
Congratulations – he wins a copy of Secrets and Silent Times.
Slingink Shorts 2011 – Winners
I am pleased to announce the winners of Slingink Shorts 2011
Please click here to read the top three entries.
1st – K.S. Dearsley – Communication (which will become the title of the 2011 anthology)
2nd – Doreen Doherty – Taboo
3rd – Jack Noble – Beginnings
Rita Elliott – Marbles
Sharon Birch – Moonlighting
Winners will be contacted shortly to arrange payment of prize money.
Anthology to be released later in the summer via Lulu – announcement to be made here.
Thanks to all that entered
Slingink All Shorts Vol 3
The third (and final, for the moment at least) volume of Slingink All Shorts is now available as a free download and print on demand from lulu.com here.
Members should now only need to log into the forums – please also bookmark http://www.slingink.com/phpBB3
Please check your e-mails for an update on this.