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News and Announcements

Cacophony Accepting Submissions

Writing Forums is set to launch 'Cacophony' in November - an online magazine that will feature contemporary fiction and poetry that is 'challenging, invigorating, thought-provoking and vital'. Submissions are open to everyone, WF members and non-members alike. For further details, please check out the Cacophony (http://cacophonymagazine.com/) website.


Writing Forums Revamp

Changes to the layout of WF continue afoot. The Prose Workshop, only open to WF members, has now been split into 'Fiction Workshop' and 'Non-Fiction Workshop' - with a seperate sub-section for speculative fiction. So, if your spaceship is crewed by zombies and under attack from dragons, you know where to head.


Fundraising Update

A message from Senior Administrator Gumby:

'Our fundraising is going well and we've come close to hitting our goal each month, even surpassing it a few times! A big thank you to all who have given donations and to those who have subscribed to FoWF, you are very much appreciated! We couldn't do this without you.'


August


'Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.'

Wrote the wonderful American author Kent Nerburn - most surely, a blossomer.


WF Challenges

Literary Maneuvers (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/179423-Literary-Maneuvers-Aug-18-Woman-From-The-Void-Last-Day-On-Earth?p=2175865&viewfull=1#post2175865) is a monthly fiction challenge.
Entrants have until the 16th to post a story using the given prompt -
this month 'Woman From The Void' and/or 'The Last Day On Earth'.
The winner is decided by a panel of volunteer judges, with marks and feedback given on the basic elements of fiction.

August Challenge (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/179421-August-Challenge-quot-Camping-Out-quot?p=2175825&viewfull=1#post2175825) is a monthly poetry challenge.
Entrants have until the 15th to post a poem using the given prompt -
this month 'Camping Out'.
The winner is decided by a poll open to all members - if you enter, you must vote.

The PiP Challenge (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/179425-August-2018-Pip-Challenge?p=2175876&viewfull=1#post2175876) 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.


July


'The Summer looks out from her brazen tower,
Through the flashing bars of July.'

Mused the English poet Francis Thompson - I'm sure I've been in those bars myself.


Challenge Winners and Runners-up

Literary Maneuvers 'Dead Boys Don't Cry'

First - godofwine with 'Suspicious Activity'
Second - ned with 'The Committed' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/179022-Literary-Maneuvers-July-2018-Dead-Boys-Don-t-Cry?p=2174240&viewfull=1#post2174240)
Third - ArrowInTheBowOfTheLord with 'Angels Don't Cry'


(https://www.writingforums.com/threads/177307-quot-Duplicitous-quot-Voting-Thread)July Poetry Challenge 'Washing Bones'

Joint First - Chesters Daughter with 'The Woodworkers' Daughter' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/178427-June-Challenge-quot-Mean-Streets-quot?p=2164971&viewfull=1#post2164971)
and toddm with 'Face the waves' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/178951-July-Challenge-quot-Washing-Bones-quot?p=2171243&viewfull=1#post2171243)


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

First - TuesdayEve with 'Aries Rules' (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/179076-TuesdayEve-July-2018?p=2171384&viewfull=1#post2171384)


Published WF Members

TuesdayEve with her poem 'Good Afternoon' published in the 2018 Summer Muses Gallery (http://www.highlandparkpoetry.org/themusesgallery.html). Available on Amazon this summer.


Interviews

The WF Author Interview (https://www.writingforums.com/threads/179593-Ralph-Rotten?p=2177996&viewfull=1#post2177996) features self-proclaimed 'crass pulp-fiction writer' Ralph Rotten. On the eve of the publication of his new book 'Calizona 3.5 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DRMQLJ7/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1)'.


Around the Forums

The 'Publishing' (https://www.writingforums.com/forums/134-Publishing) forum is a mine of information for those writers thinking of taking the next step. With advice on the dos and don'ts, the wheres and where nots. You can relate your own experiences of the industry, or simply join in with the discussions.


The Emporium (https://www.writingforums.com/forums/125-The-Emporium-Members-Published-Books) is a showcase for works published by WF veterans, staff and Friends of WF - which are then further promoted through WF's social media platforms.
(https://www.writingforums.com/forums/125-The-Emporium-Members-Published-Books)

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Lots to get on with this month - have a lovely August.
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