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I was surprised and thrilled to be shortlisted in a Writing Magazine poetry competition looking for cinquains – five-line poems with lines of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables.

It was the first poetry competition I’ve entered and it was especially nice to read that judge Alison Chisholm felt that “any of the shortlisted poems could have been winners”.


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In the week that I resigned from my job to become a freelance journalist – that phrase makes my heart sing! – I had a feature published in the July edition of Writing Magazine, the UK’s bestselling writing magazine.

My feature “Read all about it” gives my top 10 tips for writing a press release to generate sales and publicity for self-published books, and includes a sample annotated press release and suggestions for other ways to spread the word. It runs over three pages and is part of the magazine’s self-publishing special.

I was even more proud to see it included among the stories on the front cover!

The magazine is widely available and can also be downloaded as a digital edition.

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