12th June is 6×6 night! Six fabulous writers ready to entertain you, and many books to buy!
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Here is the information you have all been waiting for! Our six writers for the June 6×6 are:
Sue Eaton with an extract from her short story to be published in the anthology The Corona Book of Horror Stories
Alison Hill with an extract from a memoir (TBA)
Stephanie Hutton with an extract from her latest title Three Sisters of Stone
Alison Lingwood with an extract from her novel Portal to Murder
John Pye with an extract from his novel Cathedral of Lies
Debbi Voisey with an extract from her novella An Unaccompanied Child
More information to follow!
See you all at City Central Library on 12th June for a fabulous fiction event! (bring your wallet – there will be books to buy!)
Once again we heard a superb selection of fiction at our last event. The bar is raising by the season and selecting just six submissions from the many received is getting tougher every time.
We are often asked what the criteria is for being selected for 6×6 and whilst it may seem blindingly obvious, the best advice we can offer is the usual mantra for submitting material to any market or event: ‘read the guidelines.’
The single biggest reason for being overlooked – after quality of writing, obviously – is in that crucial time slot. 6×6 means just what it says – Six minute slots for six writers. So practise reading aloud at a good steady pace and time it for yourself before submitting it.
The next 6×6 is in 12th June. The submission window for that opens in 1st April and ends 25th May, so get writing!
A good evening was had by all, with some grand entertainment courtesy of Lisa Culligan, Misha Herwin, Kenneth Kay, Lynn Smith, Sherrie Lowe and Pauline Woodhouse.
Thank you so much to all of the many people turning out to hear our readers do their thing and also for buying their books. 6×6 is all about giving local authors the chance to set out their stall and last night was one of our most successful yet with three new books being offered up.
Thank you also to our comperes Misha Herwin and Jan Edwards, and of course to Emma George and all of the staff at City Central Library for their continued unstinting support.
The next 6×6 will be 12th June 2018 so mark it in your diaries now!
Submission window for writers will open on 1st April and close on 27th May. We shall look forward to seeing what new and exciting words are being offered to us then.
The deadline for writers to get their submissions in for the March 6×6 is midnight on Sunday 25th Feb. As always our brief is 6 writers – 6 minutes (each).
Always looking to promote new writers and their work as well as welcoming back old friends.
If you have not read before, or even if you have, please so remember to look at our guidelines for a run down on how you can be in with a chance to take part.