Tag Archives: writing

Fiction Industry News – Amazon and Pay-Per-Page

Posted by Chrissey - 17th August 2015

Last month the self-publishing community had a little freak out over Amazon’s new payment model for books borrowed through its Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners Lending Library schemes. The initial backlash was disproportionate, due mainly to media outlets failing (accidentally on … Continue reading

Fiction Submissions Re-Open!

Posted by Chrissey - 10th August 2015

We’re quite a small team here at The Great Escape and sometimes we do overcommit ourselves. While we were deep in pre-production and production phases of Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows, other areas of the site did get shoved … Continue reading

Follow Friday – Writing Excuses

Posted by Chrissey - 7th August 2015

Our third episode of Breakout is coming out next week! To celebrate that our contribution to the podcast world is finding its feet, our August Follow Friday posts will all be about other podcasts we follow. Today Chrissey recommends Writing Excuses. … Continue reading

Announcing the Winner of our Flash Fiction Competition

Posted by Chrissey - 27th June 2015

A big thank you to all the writers who took part in our writing competition this June. The quality of the entries we received was very high indeed which made judging very difficult. In the end we chose our favourite … Continue reading

Announcing our Flash Fiction Competition!

Posted by Chrissey - 8th June 2015

Flash fiction is the art of telling short, powerful stories. In celebration of National Flash Fiction Day on the 27th June, we’re inviting writers to share their flash fiction with us. The Great Escape features genre fiction, with an emphasis on … Continue reading

Follow Friday – Critique Circle

Posted by Chrissey - 5th June 2015

Critique Circle is an Icelandic based site where writers can share work for feedback. The site works on a credits system to ensure reciprocity. Each time someone provides a critique of another writer’s work they earn a credit which they can … Continue reading

Follow Friday – Thrill Writing / Fiona Quinn

Posted by Chrissey - 22nd May 2015

This week’s Follow Friday goes out to Fiona Quinn and her blog Thrill Writing – Helping writers write it right. Thrill Writing brings together resources and articles on the types of things writers need to know in order to write good … Continue reading

Fiction Industry News – 8 trends in publishing

Posted by Chrissey - 20th April 2015

Is a book an object or information? There was a time when it was inseparably both, but now, it doesn’t have to be. The digital revolution of the last two decades has shaken up the world of publishing in a … Continue reading

Follow Friday – Writer’s Digest

Posted by Chrissey - 17th April 2015

The US magazine Writer’s Digest is the seminal publication for all things writing and publishing. For more than 90 years, they have been publishing books, magazines, competitions, conferences and  education materials for writers who want to polish their skills and … Continue reading

Follow Friday – Microfiction Monday Magazine

Posted by Chrissey - 27th March 2015

Short fiction that packs a punch! Microfiction Monday Magazine publishes a selection of snappy fiction of 100 words or less on the first Monday of each month. You can find a great selection of stories to enjoy in their archive … Continue reading

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