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    Newsletter - June 2018

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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.



    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 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 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
    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'
    Second - Addie with 'Cheer Klutz'


    May Poetry Challenge 'Entombment'

    First - Chester's Daughter with 'Just a Minor Renovation'
    Second - Cugoano with 'Placement'


    The April PiP Challenge

    First - Pelwrath with 'The Saga of Elmore of Ire'


    Published WF Members

    MarLa with the poem 'MIKE PARR UNDER MACQUARIE STREET' in The NewVerseNews.


    Interviews

    The WF Author Interview featured Australian writer and poet Lindy Warrell after the recent publication of her anthology 'Soft Toys for Grown-ups'.


    Around the Forums


    The Emporium
    is for the promotion of books published by Veterans, Staff and Friends of WF.
    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.

    Check us out on-

    Writing Forums on Twitter
    Flashes of Brilliance on Facebook
    Writing Forums on Facebook


    And your support would be most welcome as a
    Friend of WF, thank you.

    Last edited by PiP; June 12th, 2018 at 10:30 PM.

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