Segora vignette competition 2019
Deadline June 15th and results early August
First prize £100 or equivalent in Euro.
Judge: Roisin McAuley
I served my long apprentice in narrative as a
reporter in newspapers (The Irish Times, The Examiner, The Times),
radio and television (File on 4, Newsnight, Panorama, The World this
Week). I learned to compose stories quickly in a telephone box,
uncomfortably close to a riot, coins at the ready, dialling,
dictating my copy from scribbled notes. I learned how to signpost a
story on film and on radio. The latter being the best apprenticeship
of all. Radio listeners are rarely seated, except in their cars. You
have to make them listen. Paint pictures for their imagination.
Choose the right number of voices, the most compelling bits of
interviews. You want the listener to become absorbed, to stop
ironing or loading the dishwasher, to sit a bit longer in the car
outside. That's what I want to do with my novels, keep the reader
turning the pages, wanting to know what happens next.
vignette competition 2018
The winner of the
2018 vignette competition chosen by John Sherwin
|Out of the Ordinary: Sue Kindon, Seix, France|
Kindon lives and writes in The Pyrenees, where she
challenges her French by attending the local
Atelier de Slam (Slam Workshop). She graduated from Hull University in English and French, and started writing by accident many years later when she lived in Cumbria. She has much for which to thank Brewery Poets, Kendal. Her first pamphlet, She who pays the piper, is available from Three Drops Press.