Tag: flash fiction

  • Bonus: Longlist Announcement – Not Quite Write Prize January 2024

    Bonus: Longlist Announcement – Not Quite Write Prize January 2024

    In this special bonus episode, Ed and Amanda reveal the 40 members of the January 2024 Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction longlist! We’ll share interesting stats about the competition and shout out some of our favourite takes on the prompts. Along the way, we’ll offer plenty of advice about what to do to…

  • #14 – Midlife Crisis: The Musical

    #14 – Midlife Crisis: The Musical

    You are cordially invited to attend a Not Quite Write dinner party, and short stories are on the menu! Gather ‘round the table as we feast upon James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’, served with a generous side of religion, politics, past loves, and Joycean epiphanies. Plus, with the January 2024 Not Quite Write Prize for Flash…

  • #13 – High Doses of Obsession

    #13 – High Doses of Obsession

    Oh no, Amanda forgot to check herself before she rec’d herself! Listen in as Ed roasts her teenage Hanson fanfic, ‘High Doses of Obsession’. Is Amanda as aloof as she claims, or is she still sweating on the chance to join (Eye)saac in “meatspace”? Plus, find out why all writers should, like, totally take a leaf out of every…

  • #12 – Dear Diary

    #12 – Dear Diary

    Diaries don’t get much attention these days, Anne Frankly, we’re not happy about it! In this episode we delve into the pros and cons of epistolary novels and unlock the mysteries of ‘Piranesi’ by Susanna Clarke. Plus, Amanda exposes her own ancient secrets when she hands over the keys to her childhood diaries. Has she…

  • How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    The judges of the Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction share their tips for writing prize-winning flash.

  • #11 – More Moors

    #11 – More Moors

    We venture out into the wily, windy moors to find out what makes the bad guys tick. Is Heathcliff the quintessential incel? Did he pull a Ted Bundy, or was it all one big “mist” opportunity? Plus, Amanda opens up about her own writing flaws, and “Doctor Ed” prescribes a very bitter pill. Connect with…

  • Bonus: Not Quite Write Prize Shortlist & Winner Announcement

    Bonus: Not Quite Write Prize Shortlist & Winner Announcement

    In this episode we reveal the shortlist and WINNER of the 2023 #NotQuiteWritePrize for Flash Fiction. Plus, there’ll be shits and giggles as Ed and Amanda read the top entries for your listening pleasure. You can read along and view the shortlist and longlist in full on our official announcement page.

  • Bonus: Not Quite Write Prize Longlist Announcement

    Bonus: Not Quite Write Prize Longlist Announcement

    Ed and Amanda reveal the 60 members of the inaugural #NotQuiteWritePrize Longlist! … But not before delving deep into the judging process and the lessons they learned from your 678 entries. Strap in for a detailed behind-the-scenes experience like no other.

  • #9 – Detour de Fromage

    #9 – Detour de Fromage

    In this episode, we take a slight “detour” into the world of Mom Rock to find out what fiction writers can learn from the songwriting greats. In Get Rec’d, Amanda lays bare her greatest lyrical love, the Barenaked Ladies, only to be eviscerated by Ed’s scathing response. Turns out although people don’t usually complain when…

  • Bonus: How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    Bonus: How to Win the Not Quite Write Prize

    It’s Not Quite an Episode! If you’re entering the #NotQuiteWritePrize you won’t want to miss this one, as we lift the veil on the competition judging process. By the end you’ll decide: are our judging preferences as transparent as glass, or as clear as mud? Plus, we share a snippet from our interview with the…

  • Interview with Fiona Lloyd at Words on the Waves

    Interview with Fiona Lloyd at Words on the Waves

    Number 1 in our series of 8 interviews at the 2023 Words on the Waves Writers Festival, we chat with the festival’s children’s program coordinator and middle grade author, Fiona Lloyd. Fiona’s debut children’s novel ‘Being Jimmy Baxter’ launches with Penguin Random House on 4 July. In our chat, we talk dark themes in middle…

  • #8 – A Whaley Good Time

    #8 – A Whaley Good Time

    Join Ed and Amanda on a podyssey of epic proportions as we dive into The Whale. Was the film really fatphobic? And what does that mean for writers?And together we’ll celebrate the launch of the #NotQuiteWritePrize by advertently averting adverbs.

  • #7 – Mowing Down the Competition

    #7 – Mowing Down the Competition

    It’s a write-off! Winning strategies for flash and microfiction competitions and how writing prompts can either spark inspiration or spontaneously combust it.In Get Rec’d, the Grass is Greener, but the competition is anything but healthy.Plus, we officially launch the Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction!