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”.
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.