Tuesday Meeting: 22nd March

Hi everyone! We’re all very busy with Mancunicon right now so here’s a quick set of notes from Tuesday’s meeting…

Tuesday Meeting: 22nd March

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Wednesday Meeting: 9th March

Another great meeting last night with 11 attendees and 5 pieces to crit. I think everyone was in agreement that this was a very strong dropbox, and we managed to get through all five (albeit one was at the pub!). Also, for the first time I believe, we had more female members in attendance than male! Hopefully this is a sign of more gender-balanced times to come for the group!

Wednesday Meeting: 9th March

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Tuesday Meeting: 23rd February

My thanks to Luke for taking the following notes:

It was a quiet night at the group this week with only two pieces being critiqued. A massive welcome to Peter and Angela who were joining us for the first time — we’re normally busier than this guys, honest! Continue reading

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Wednesday Meeting: 10th February

Hello again everyone! Another excellent meeting last night with 12 people attending and three stories to critique. Eric sent his apologies, he was ill and unable to attend, so we will bump his submission to the next meeting on Tuesday 23rd February.

Wednesday Meeting: 10th February

Before we get started I just want to pass on the enthusiasm expressed by Eliza and a number of our attendees (myself included) that last night saw our first meeting with the majority of submissions from female members. In fact with Eric’s absence that majority turned into a neat 100%. This is, I believe, a step in the right direction. Who knows, perhaps one year we will look back over the preceding months to see something of a 50/50 average.

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Wednesday Meeting: 13th January

Happy New Year everyone! We had another great meeting last week with three submissions and 10 attendees. In previous years this has often been a very quiet time of year but this is the second January in a row that we’ve hit double figures. We rock!

Wednesday Meeting: 13th January

Before I get started with the critiques I just want to mention the Revolutions anthology. It’s doing really well! We are selling actual copies! We would really appreciate some boost to the signal on either Facebook or Twitter or your chosen social media platform. Word of mouth goes a long way. A glowing Amazon review would be awesome! Here are a few links if you’re looking for an easy share…

A tweet from Craig:
https://twitter.com/craig_pay/status/687030642035523584

A blog post from Graeme:
http://graemeshimmin.com/revolutions-speculative-short-stories-set-manchester

Another tweet from Eric:
https://twitter.com/EISteele/status/679165809948762112

Revolutions is available to buy from Amazon in either paper or Kindle format.

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Tuesday Meeting: 22nd December

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.

Tuesday Meeting: 22nd December

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:

Courses: http://madlab.org.uk/courses/

MadLab’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/madlabuk

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Revolutions Anthology now available!

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.

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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!

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