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.
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.
Alexandra Packer is the winner of the Short Story category in the 2022 Hysteria Writing Competition. You can find her story, along with the other winners and finalists from each category in the Hysteria 9 anthology.
Heather Cook is the winner of the Poetry category in the 2022 Hysteria Writing Competition. You can find her poem, along with the other finalists from each category in the Hysteria 9 anthology.
Well, what an evening. This was my second launch event for the Hysteria Writing Competition and it was as much fun as the first. With my special guests helping out, together with a few technical (no make that human glitches) we got through it and the feedback from attendees was that they enjoyed it too.
Hysteria 9, the anthology of the short-listed entries for 2022 is almost ready and will be published on 1st December. As usual at this point in the competition, I’m releasing the book cover and inviting you to guess which of our finalists’ entries it is inspired by.
The results are finally in, checked and double checked, and checked a third time just for good measure. And I’m so pleased to announce the 30 shortlisted entries in Hysteria 2022, 10 per category.
Welcome to my final blogpost as the 2022 Hysteria Writing Competition’s Writer In Residence. Over the last few posts, I’ve written about following the guidelines, getting started, and revising and editing your creative writing. In the last blog, one of the things I talked about was what to do with a piece that just isn’t…
Welcome to the third in the series of blog posts I’m writing during my time as the 2022 Hysteria Writer In Residence. You’ll notice it’s a bumper post, that’s to make up for the gap last month – life and Covid overtook me! Pheww!
Welcome to the second in the series of blog posts I’m writing during my time as the 2022 Hysteria Writer In Residence. Last month I talked about submission guidelines and why it really matters to pay attention to them when submitting to competitions and journals. For this month I promised a discussion about getting started…