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Adam Wolstenholme: Can someone remind me of our plans for the anthology? I have a piece ready now at 2,000 words. Do I put it into dropbox somewhere? Does it have to be anonymous?
Thu 7th Feb 2019 at 18:00
Ian Sietniekas: After last week's session being so cold, I had a chat about getting some heaters in our meeting room.
Instead, they've decided to move us to one of the other rooms that is more reliably heated. It should be the little one just next to the bar, with loads of mirrors in it.
Beats having another discussion in our coats
Mon 28th Jan 2019 at 20:53
Adam Wolstenholme: Can anyone help? I want to submit a 2,000 word short story. I know someone - might have been Katja - recently posted a website for finding the suitable places to submit one's stuff to. I got Andrey's link to the Fiction Desk. Any other ideas?
Sun 27th Jan 2019 at 19:22
Andrey Pissantchev: You probably want to look at Duotrope (https://duotrope.com/) or the Submission Grinder (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/). Duotrope is paid and I think Kat uses it, whereas I've only used the Grinder, which is free.
I'd definitely recommend trying the Grinder. It's a bit rough around the edges, but I got a lot of use out of it. I also have a sneaking suspicion it's a bit biased towards sci-fi/fantasy/horror, but that might be because those are the magazines I spend most of my time looking for.
Sun 27th Jan 2019 at 21:01
Richard: This Leeds magazine pops up in my twitter quite a lot, although looking at the guidelines you'd have to cut 500 words.
Tue 29th Jan 2019 at 11:18
Richard: Hey all, a reminder about this, which closes on 7th Feb.
Tue 22th Jan 2019 at 14:05
I just finished reading a really good book, and whilst finding out more about it came across this article by the author, about research and the importance of accuracy. I thought it was interesting.
Sun 13th Jan 2019 at 16:26
Andrey Pissantchev: Also! I appear to have volunteered myself to organize the inaugural LWAP writing retreat for this year.
I'd like to get a rough number of people thinking of attending and a general idea of what people are interested in, so please fill out this survey for me: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/B9W923L
(I'll be checking the results around the next session on January 24th, make sure to get your answer in before that.)
Sat 12th Jan 2019 at 19:07
Kat: Okay, I did it, but typically for me I wanted an 'other' option on almost all of them because none of the answers fitted me perfectly. I prefer August because Freyja will be older so more of a chance both Timi and I will be able to get away for the weekend if we can bribe / blackmail / surprise baby one of the nanas into it. But I can do both, technically. I put a 'maximim' budget but it's not a hard number, just a preferred. Bet you're all glad I shared this with all of you - I'm sure you have nothing better to be doing than reading this inane waffling. It's like the antithesis of Mark's comment.
Wed 16th Jan 2019 at 21:21
Andrey Pissantchev: Next session is officially down as a workshop. I've not heard anything about it so I assume it's a normal critique session?
Sat 12th Jan 2019 at 14:08