July 2023 Newsletter

July 2023 Newsletter

Hi Phew! June has been a scorcher here in Dorset. The (very) occasional shower or downpour means the garden and allotment both require regular watering by hand. It’s a slow job, but satisfying – a bit like writing I guess. It’s a useful metaphor for this year’s writing competition too. It’s been a slow build-up,…

Meeting Sally Curtis

Meeting Sally Curtis

I’d forgotten how much fun it is to see how creative writers are when it comes to answering the questions I send them for these interviews. I’m looking forward to doing many, many more. This month Sally Curtis who is reading the Flash Fiction category this year shared some of her personal thoughts and inspiration…

June 2023 Newsletter

June 2023 Newsletter

Hi May has been a slow month for the Hysteria Writing Competition, perhaps it’s been the weather – cold in places where it should be warm, hot in places it should be cool, and even hotter in places that are often hot. And that got me thinking about how the weather might affect us when…

May 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

Hi Wow, what a month it’s been so far. Hysteria is now off and running and the first entries are already in and with the reading teams. I’ve had a few questions about the competition over the last few weeks and thought it might be worth using the newsletter to answer some of the most…

Hysteria Readers 2023

Hysteria Readers 2023

The Hysteria Writing Competition couldn’t take place each year without the help of my wonderful volunteer writing competition readers. You can find out more about this year’s team below. Each reader reviews all the entries in their category. This gives them the opportunity to really see what makes a good entry.

At Peace With Myself by Caroline Jenner Hysteria 2022 flash fiction category winner

At Peace With Myself by Caroline Jenner Hysteria 2022 flash fiction category winner

Caroline Jenner is the winner of the Flash Fiction category in the 2022 Hysteria Writing Competition. Her story’s full title is At Peace With Myself in the Chaos of Half-Started Projects. You can find her story, along with the other winners and finalists from each category in the Hysteria 9 anthology.