Monday, 10 October 2011

New thing and an admin

Well, 'some' admin, I just like the way that title sounds.

The new thing first - nothing to announce or point you towards, but note-worthy for me. I've been dabbling lately in non-fiction, and have just sent away a short feature article to The Daily Telegraph for their 'Just back from' travel writing competition.

It runs every week, and the winner each week wins £200 in the currency of your (assuming you win, like) choice. I have no travel plans, nor any of my own currency money to spend on a trip, so if I win I'll just get euros and go mad in Top Shop or something. But I'm telling you because I'm excited to have written and subbed a non-fiction thing. A while ago I wrote an article on diary-keeping and pitched it to Oh Comely Magazine but they didn't get back to me. Darn. It is in the process of being re-shaped and will go to this competition very soon instead.


The admin - I have just, at last - I was putting it off because it feels a bit icky, bit big-headed - updated this blog with 2 quotes from 2 well-known and proper writers who judged my stories and said good things about them. They are over in the side-bar now, so, you know, read if you want to.

On a serious note, I'm very happy to be able to add those quotes. They are lovely and generous and I'm proper grateful.

10 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

That aswered my question! :)

Super quotes - be proud, you should be!

C'mon, Teresa, I'm expecting greatness - you need confidence for that - put South Yorkshire on the map for something other than a shopping mall and redundancies!

Jessica said...

They are great quotes :)

I have also submitted to Oh Comely about four weeks ago and I haven't heard a thing. I wonder how long they to take to accept?!

Teresa Stenson said...

Thank you, Rachel - Ooh, Meadowhall, haven't been there for ages...

Jessica - I waited 7 weeks, then sent a follow up query, which wasn't answered either. They do say in their guidelines that they can't get back to everyone though.

But good luck - if you send a follow-up it might spur them into accepting your piece. It's hard isn't it, knowing when to let something go, when to pursue it without being annoying.

Dan Purdue said...

Those are awesome quotes, and are 100% true. Fact. You deserve to have good things said about your work, and those good things should definitely be on public display.

I'm sure they're the first of many.

Teresa Stenson said...

Thanks, thank you Dan, thanks Dan, cheers.

Teresa Stenson said...

(Dan)

Essie Gilbey said...

I've just started a new blog, Essie's Bookworm, that links to good stuff to read online, and I've posted up a link to your short story Ball Wall today (love it!). http://bookworm.essiegilbey.com/2011/10/ball-wall-by-teresa-stenson.html

Teresa Stenson said...

Thank you, Essie! That's awesome. Really chuffed.

Karen Jones said...

Definitely true quotes. (FACT)

Teresa Stenson said...

((((FACT))))