In 1940, John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, The Grapes of Wrath. In 1962 he was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The same year he wrote a letter to actor and fellow writer Robert Wallsten, in which he offered six tips on writing.
#Writing is a marathon, it’s a process, and it takes time. From the conception of the idea to querying literary agents, @Catkcho takes you through the Stages of Writing https://t.co/DSxzpcZ0n5 via @LitroMagazine #writingtips @ToWriteBetter @thewritingsquad
— Litro Magazine (@LitroMagazine) March 4, 2019
Find out more on https://t.co/E8Yk28IDSv
— RTÉ Radio 1 (@RTERadio1) February 18, 2019
RTÉ has been a terrific supporter and host for the short story genre, through their annual Francis MacManus short story competition, an opportunity for 10 writers to have their stories featured on Irish national radio as well as a shot at one of the big three prizes. Irish short story writers, you’ll never get a better opportunity to be heard.
Check the rules carefully. For example, each page must end on a full stop; haven’t seen that one before but it makes sense for reading out on the radio. Postal entries only. Follow the rules carefully, check one-by-one. Otherwise you might as well throw your hat at it. (Steve)
My story from St. Petersburg in the early 1990s is up on @ScoundrelTime! Thank you, @Karen_E_Bender and @paulawhyman for your thoughtful questions that helped to get the turns of this story just right. This is from my upcoming book Like Water w @WTAWPress! https://t.co/5pA3Czs3U9
— Olga Zilberbourg (@bowlga) February 19, 2019
Congratulations to the winners of the Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition! A Middle Eastern No by Jill Widner (Best International Chapbook) and It’s Not Me It’s You by Brian Kirk (Best Irish Chapbook) will be published in autumn 2019. Read more here: https://t.co/jsV9iSp7Ph pic.twitter.com/WuGx9o55zO
— Munster Literature Centre (@MunLitCentre) February 15, 2019
Congratulations to Jill Widner and Brian Kirk, both past contributors to Willesden Herald New Short Stories (as kindly acknowledged in their credit lists), on taking the International and Irish top prizes in the Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition 2019.
What could make today better? How about a never-before-translated essay by Tove Jansson. https://t.co/q1tk6RAen7
— The Paris Review (@parisreview) February 13, 2019
With an intro by Herman Diaz who describes it as “at once a short story, an essay, and a prose poem.” Here’s a direct link. It is believed that this is the first time it has appeared in an English translation.
We have closed to submissions pro tem, hoping to open again, maybe later this year. Thank you to readers and writers for your interest and support to date. Cheers! (Stephen)
Update: Reopened March 2019, with a view to sporadic publication, when particular stories ring the bells that still can ring, to invoke dear old Leonard Cohen.
I have a new story, ‘My Biggest Insecurity About the Garden’ in @GrantaMag.
It’s about freaky infrastructure, sociability, slippery footholds in one’s life + environment. Or: A Finnish UN systems engineer goes on a business trip to Singapore. 🙏 @lukeneima
— Caoilinn Hughes (@CaoilinnHughes) February 4, 2019