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News and Announcements

Major Revamp for WF

Behind the scenes, staff members are working hard to produce a new look for WF. Not just the graphics, but a detailed overhaul of the structure and functionality of the forums. It is a massive task, so the changes may be gradual - already, the Beta Reading Area has been revamped, as announced by Pete C here. (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/178460-Beta-Reading-Area?p=2164549&viewfull=1#post2164549)


Staff Moves

Ralph Rotten has kindly agreed to join the WF mentor team. As a published author, his experience will be invaluable around the forums.

Congratulations to Pete C on joining the WF media team as Chief Media Manager. His long experience in the publishing industry will be a great asset to the site.


June

'O, my Love's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.

O, my Love's like a melody
That's sweetly played in tune.'

Wrote Scottish poet Robbie Burns - obviously not a bagpipe player.


Challenges and Contests

Literary Maneuvres (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/178423-Literary-Maneuvers-June-2018-quot-Gas-Station-Prophet-quot?p=2164060&viewfull=1#post2164060) is a monthly fiction challenge.
Entrants have until the 16th to post a story using the given prompt - this month 'Gas Station Prophet'.
The winner is decided by a panel of volunteer judges, with marks and feedback given on the basic elements of fiction.

June Challenge (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/178427-June-Challenge-quot-Mean-Streets-quot?p=2164108&viewfull=1#post2164108) is a monthly poetry challenge.
Entrants have until the 15th to post a poem using the given prompt - this month 'Mean Streets'.
The winner is decided by a poll open to all members - if you enter, you must vote.

June PiP Challenge (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/178435-June-Pip-Challenge-2018?p=2164261&viewfull=1#post2164261) is a unique monthly challenge based on poetical improvement.
After posting their poems, entrants receive feedback and revise their work accordingly, or not. A poll open to all members decides the most improved poem.

For further details on these challenges, please follow the links.



May

'But I must gather knots of flowers,
And buds and garlands gay,
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother,
I'm to be Queen o' the May.'

Mused Alfred Lord Tennyson - getting in touch with his feminine side.


Challenge Winners and Runners-up

Literary Maneuvres 'Upset the Apple Cart'

First - Platicweld with 'The Same Task, Different Mission' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/177874-May-2018-Literary-Maneuvers-Upset-The-Apple-Cart?p=2160276&viewfull=1#post2160276)
Second - Addie with 'Cheer Klutz'
(https://www.writingforums.com/threads/177874-May-2018-Literary-Maneuvers-Upset-The-Apple-Cart?p=2161181&viewfull=1#post2161181)

(https://www.writingforums.com/threads/177307-quot-Duplicitous-quot-Voting-Thread)May Poetry Challenge 'Entombment'

First - Chester's Daughter with 'Just a Minor Renovation' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/177823-May-Challenge-quot-Entombment-quot?p=2159575&viewfull=1#post2159575)
Second - Cugoano with 'Placement'


(https://www.writingforums.com/threads/176207-February-s-Pip-challenge-winner!)The April PiP Challenge

First - Pelwrath with ' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/176764-Pel%E2%80%99s-April-2018-PIP-entry?p=2148461&viewfull=1#post2148461)The Saga of Elmore of Ire' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/177887-Pel-s-May-2018-Pip-Challenge?p=2158516&viewfull=1#post2158516)


Published WF Members

MarLa with the poem 'MIKE PARR UNDER MACQUARIE STREET' in The NewVerseNews. (http://www.newversenews.com/)


Interviews

The WF Author Interview (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/178487-Lindy-Warrell?p=2164804&viewfull=1#post2164804) featured Australian writer and poet Lindy Warrell after the recent publication of her anthology 'Soft Toys for Grown-ups'. (https://www.amazon.com/Intrinsic-Brightness-Darren-White/dp/0999372904/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524573294&sr=8-1&keywords=darren+white)


Around the Forums

The Emporium (https://www.writingforums.com/forums/125-The-Emporium-Members-Published-Books) is for the promotion of books published by Veterans, Staff and Friends of WF. (https://www.writingforums.com/payments.php)
Also promoted through WF's social media platforms.
Authors may include any media device (images, videos etc) to present their work.

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Plenty to take part in this month - have a lovely June and I'll see you in July.

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