Friday, 30 April 2010

Interview with Writer's Digest Editor, Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman is a vegetarian, bourbon-drinking editor, who claims to be at least mostly sane. Obsessed with writing, reading, editing, teaching and speaking, she also happens to be the publisher and editorial director of Writer’s Digest. In our June issue, she gives us an insight into how she sees the writing industry, both from the point of view of a writer and also that of an editor.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

The London Book Fair

Mark Robberts' overview of The London Book Fair in the June issue of Words with JAM ...

One of the first things that strikes one is the vastness of easy-to-get-to Earl’s Court. Okay, the fa├žade is impressive, but inside – it is immense. Tardis like; the ideal place for getting lost – for days. I am sure Wembley stadium could fit in here with room to spare. I was here last year so basically knew what to expect but for first-timers it really is an eye-opener. The cream (or almost all) of the publishing world, all gathered under one roof ...

Saturday, 17 April 2010

First Annual Short Story Competition 2010 - NOW OPEN

It's here! The Words with JAM Short Story Competition 2010

Let's keep it simple. We're looking for the best short story of up to 2,500 words. Please note that we are looking for the best short story, not bribes! If you wish to send vast sums of money, tickets for sell-out concerts, rare signed first edtitions, feel free, but as the stories will be judged anonymously, it won't help you much.

1st Prize - £300
2nd Prize - £100
3rd Prize - £50

Closing Date 
31st August 2010, 12pm GMT

All three winning entries will be published in the December issue of Words with JAM.

Sue Moorcroft will be selecting our three winners from this year's shortlist. Sue writes short stories, serials and novels – her third novel, Starting Over, was published in November 2009, with All That Mullarkey to follow on 1 June 2010. She’s both editor of and contributor to Loves Me, Loves Me Not, a short story anthology celebrating the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s 50th Anniversary.

Also a creative writing tutor, Sue’s first ‘how to’ book, Love Writing – How to Make Money Writing Romantic or Erotic Fiction, was published in January. for news and writing tips 

To Enter
For more details, please visit out main webpage at and click on 'competition'.
Good Luck!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

The Countdown Has Begun ...

Saturday 17th April 2010 will see the launch of the Words with JAM First Annual Short Story Competition. We will be searching for the best Short Story of under 2,500 words.

Look out for details on our website. Subscribers will receive automatic email notification.