Bham Lit Fest Workshop 3: That Killer First Page – with Paul McVeigh

Saturday 8 October 2022, 10am – 12pm 

The Exchange, 3 Centenary Sq, Birmingham, B1 2DR


Short stories are where a lot of writers start, and short story competitions are enormously valuable to an emerging writer.

You’ll find out what competition judges and journal editors look for in a short story and how to avoid the rejection pile. In a form where
every word counts, get tips on staying focused on your story and where to start the action.

You’ll also look at submission opportunities; how to find them and where you should be sending your stories.


About the host:

Paul McVeigh is co-founder of London Short Story Festival and Associate Director at Word Factory. He’s been a reader and judge for national and international literary competitions and prizes. He had also edited four anthologies and reviews for the Irish Times and the TLS.


This event is part of Birmingham Literature Festival 2022.

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The Exchange
B1 2DR


08 Oct 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


£30 (bursaries are available)