Recently, I gave links to a few free competitions, but there was one I forgot to mention: Spinetinglers. I was reminded of this in the nicest way possible–by winning! My SF story, 'No Good Deed', is already on their website at and is due to appear in their print anthology. Don't worry that my omission means that you've missed your chance to enter, as Spintinglers runs a short story competition every month with prizes of £100 for first, £50 for second and three further prizes of £25.
    Fans of tweet-length stories might also enjoy a look at @TwictionAddict on Twitter. In addition to general prompts, followers of @TwictionAddict are chosen at random to receive their very own. I responded to one of these about paper. As I've been working on the sequel to Discord's Child (Discord's Apprentice), coming up with themed tweets was an excellent antidote to the temptation to ramble on. Two of my offerings were accepted. The first was published on 20th May and another is due out on 1st June.