A post of bits and pieces today and a short one because I am using a borrowed keyboard. After my tiny, shiny Apple keyboard with its smooth, flat keys this one feels like going back to a typewriter but at least I have a keyboard for a short time. The space bar is not working on my own keyboard and so my post would have looked as if it had been written in code.
I am indebted to cafepress.co.uk for this range of fun writer’s clocks that I came across by accident earlier today. These are just a few of the enormous range that they sell. No doubt these clocks are available elsewhere, too. There are no affiliate links here; I just couldn’t resist showing you a few.
What I particularly want to tell you about today is ‘Answers on a Postcard’, a writing opportunity that you might enjoy. It’s just for fun. There are no prizes but for those of you who feel intimidated by competitions, it’s a fun way of getting your poem or story ‘out there’ and read by others.
Here are the submission ‘rules’ from their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/answersonapostcardevent
“We hereby challenge writers of poetry and flash fiction (living anywhere in the world) to write a piece of original poetry or flash fiction that will fit on the back of a postcard, then post it to us and we’ll display the cards publicly during this year’s Nairn Book & Arts Festival.
Three simple rules:
1. It must be on a standard postcard (A6/6″ x 4″) and the correct postage applied. Post to NBAF c/o ‘iolaire’, 120 Harbour Street, Nairn, IV12 4PH.
2. The writing must fit on the card and must remain clearly legible.
3. No defamatory, libellous, slanderous, racist, sexist or other such submissions are allowed.”
And for those of you who are wondering, the postcards themselves can be plain, feature a picture, or be hand drawn or painted, so get out the felt pens or pastels if you so desire.
Find out more about the festival at https://nairnfestival.co.uk