National Writing Day Competition – 21st June 2017
This year, First Story launched its first National Writing Day to get people writing. So at Ink Academy we created a Twitter competition to keep people writing – offering writers the chance of a free one-off consultation with founding tutor, Marina Kemp.
We were bowled over by the response – not only the quantity but the quality, originality and breadth of the submissions. All submissions were a pleasure to read. It was heartening to know how much amazing writing is being created every day.
This week we will post the pieces by one of our runners-up, Polly Hall, and the winner, M S Pallister. All are extracts from the beginning of novels, as yet unpublished:
- Polly Hall: elegantly written and macabre literary fiction
- Amy Kitcher: suspenseful and original YA
- MS Pallister: gothic literary fiction, set against an Indian backdrop
Watch this space…