Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Full Nine Yards

Current MA Creative Writing student Catherine Simpson did not, alas, win the Mslexia Novel Writing Competition. But getting on the shortlist of twelve from hundreds of entries is no small feat, and earned her an invite to a networking event with agents and editors in London this summer.

Nine writers from the shortlist have formed a blogging collective called The Full Nine Yarns, with Catherine among them. Go here to read her first post and discover how long it takes to defrost a frozen human body. Yes, really.


  1. Thanks, David,

    I'd recommend the Mslexia to all women who write, and men too, although they might find themselves excluded from entering their various competitions.

    I think the experiences of the shortlisted novelists were universally positive, and some of us have been lucky enough to make good contacts in the industry already. Watch this space.

  2. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u

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