Merry Christmas everyone! Last night was our final meeting of the year. We had eleven people attending and five submissions to critique. There was a bountiful supply of mince pies, mulled wine, orange juice, carrot cake and some rather spicy home-made tuna snacks. We also had a surprise visit from the MadLab Mouse. High drama! We completed the critiques on four submissions so Ian’s piece will carry over to the next Tuesday meeting in January.
Before I get started with the critiques I just want to repeat the announcement made on Facebook yesterday that we have just donated £90 to MadLab. These are your donations from throughout the last year, so well done to everyone who was able to give money in these financially challenging times. And please don’t worry if you weren’t able to donate. You can always help MadLab by boosting the signal for their revenue earning courses during the coming year with a share here or tweet there:
MadLab’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/madlabuk
We are very pleased to announce the release of Revolutions anthology, a collection of seventeen speculative fiction short stories set in and around Manchester. This eclectic mix of science-fiction, horror, dystopian and plain weird stories has one thing in common: being set in the capital of the North.
We would again like to thank all the many authors who submitted stories, we simply didn’t have enough space to include every single one. We are very pleased with the end result. This anthology has certainly exceeded our expectations!
Apologies for missing yet another meeting due to illness this time. Excuses, excuses. I would say ‘see you at the next one’ but who knows, perhaps I’ll be abducted by aliens this time!
Thanks to Eliza for taking the following notes . . .
Twelve members attended the group on the dreary Wednesday night at MadLab. We managed to get through 4 pieces with Emma’s “Westralia” being the only one left for the next meeting. Continue reading
Apologies again for the slight delay in getting these notes posted but it’s been another busy week. As some of you know I’ve been training for my kung-fu grading which took place yesterday. Normal service will now be resumed! Thanks again to Luke for taking these notes and further thanks to Graeme and Eric and everyone else for their continued support with the group. You all rock! See you at the next meeting on the 9th. –Craig
Before we start with the crits, it is worth mentioning that the group’s anthology is nearing completion. The editors are beavering away with the final proofing as I write. While they are crossing t’s and dotting I’s, I have been getting the Twitter page up and running. We are getting some good engagement and a steady increase of followers. If you have a Twitter account, you can help us out by throwing the odd retweet our way.
Apologies for the delay in getting these notes posted but it’s been a busy week.
My thanks to Luke for putting these together.
We had 4 pieces to critique on Wednesday with 11 people attending. Continue reading
We had another busy meeting last night with thirteen people attending and four submissions critiqued.
Before we get started with the critiques I’d like to remind everyone that Eliza is organising a Christmas meal. Please visit this Doodle poll to cast your vote for the date.
Hi everyone! Another great meeting last night with 4 submissions critiqued and 12 people attending. I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Emma who gave some excellently balanced critiques.
Eliza has started a conversation over on Facebook suggesting that we have a Christmas party. What does everyone think? Please head on over and add your comments or drop me an email if you’re not on Facebook and I’ll make sure your voice is heard. Continue reading