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Broken Rules and Other Stories

Thanks to everyone who’s supported Broken Rules and Other Stories this year. Whether you read the collection, for work or pleasure or both, or it’s on your to-read list, or if you simply visited this website, it represents a donation of time, one of our most precious resources, and I appreciate it. There’s more info on the book at the Transit Lounge website. While you’re there, why not browse through the other titles on their list, including those lined up for release in 2021. You can buy Broken Rules from Readings and many other bookstores in Australia. Most will post … Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories

Gone

One morning he set off on his walk, but when he reached the point where he usually turns back and heads for home, he kept on going. For hours and hours, on he went, and all the while behind him the city was diminishing. Days later, when he remembered to glance back, the skyline had disappeared completely. Each day the road stretched ahead to an unknown horizon, and each day he came upon quiet places to drink and eat. People in these places were thoughtful and generous, taking nothing, talking little, asking no questions. Refreshed, he’d smile and gather himself … Continue reading Gone

Fundación César Egido Serrano | VI International Flash Fiction Competition

“”The César Egido Serrano Foundation was created to propose that the word be the tool of coexistence between cultures and religions and against all violence.” With a first prize of 20,000 dollars up for grabs, the César Egido Serrano Foundation has launched the VI Edition of their International Flash Fiction Competition, under the slogan ”Faced with COVID; Solidarity and Resilience”. The competition is open to writers from anywhere in the world over the age of 14 years. Two entries are allowed per author, maximum 100 words per entry (not including an optional title) in either Spanish, English, Arabic or Hebrew. … Continue reading Fundación César Egido Serrano | VI International Flash Fiction Competition

American Writers Review 2021: Turmoil and Recovery

Originally posted on Elwood Writers:
As of this writing, the pandemic continues, killing record numbers of people. Moreover, countries that had enjoyed democratic governments are facing authoritarian attacks. Divisions run through the fabric of our homes, our families, our nations. At the same moment, there are wellsprings of hope, love, and connection. ‘Our 2021 Issue’, from American Writers Review website A brand new edition of American Writers Review has just been released by San Fedele Press, and once again we’re excited to see the journal featuring original work from our own Elwood Writers Helen McDonald and Barry Lee Thompson. American… Continue reading American Writers Review 2021: Turmoil and Recovery

Glam Adelaide review

South Australia publication Glam Adelaide has a brand new review of Broken Rules here. A nice surprise. It’s really quite heartening to pull in a write-up more than six months after the book was published. It keeps things bubbling along. And it’s always nice to reach across state borders. Go here for a comprehensive list of press, reviews and other publicity for Broken Rules. Continue reading Glam Adelaide review

More reviews of Every Second Tuesday

Originally posted on Elwood Writers:
Every Second Tuesday | Elwood Writers Since we last posted, more reviews of Every Second Tuesday have come to our attention. Bruce Gillespie’s write-up of the anthology can be found on page 12 of SF Commentary No. 105, March 2021. You can read Bruce’s take on the stories here. Over on BookBub, Ann McCauley has listed the book as a recommended title. Take a look at Ann’s comments here. You might have to be a member of the BookBub community to access that link, but you can also go here for the review. Thanks so… Continue reading More reviews of Every Second Tuesday