Manchester Speculative Fiction

Meeting: 12th March


Busy meeting last night with twelve people attending, including four new members, so I’d like to welcome Beverley, Liz, Luke and Danny. You all gave the most amazing feedback. Looking forward to reading and discussing your work at future meetings.

Last month was a slightly mad affair, due to the weather, and several members arrived late, myself being the worse culprit. With all this disruption we ended up with three pieces of writing to carry over. We also had three new submissions making for a total of six for this month.

It was obvious that we weren’t going to get through all of these, but we did manage to catch up on the three carried-over pieces plus one extra. Of the two remaining pieces Kate has decided to withdraw hers (a series of three short stories) as she feels that they were discussed in detail at the Marble Bar after the meeting. A few members also handed over marked-up notes to Kate. If anyone else has anymore notes, please send them to my private email address for me to forward on.

That means we have just a single piece to carry over to next month: Eric‘s chapter from his novel Autumn Man.

Now that we have all of that out of the way, on with the critiques . . .

I’d just like to nag everyone about the following house rules:

And another reminder that I won’t be able to attend next month’s meeting. I’ve asked a couple of people to take the lead during my absence. I’m sure you’ll be fine . . . better, in fact, without me prattling on!

Next meeting: Wednesday 9th April