Jenny Garden


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October 7, 2016

Tags: contests, literaryfiction

An entire year of monthly blog posts! And not one comment? Where is everybody?

Maybe you've all been doing what you're supposed to be doing: writing. And so have I. Those short story collections I wrote about in my last post? There were three altogether, plus a ghost story contest and an "It has to be told" short story contest that I couldn't resist.

Enter any contest, and you are already a winner. And here's why: Polishing your work for contests is an excellent way of sharpening your writing skills.The more you do it, the more aware you become of what is truly working and what isn't.

Now something special is coming up and so is the deadline, October 10. It's a free contest for writers of literary and book club fiction. For detailed information go to

Good luck!

Selected Works

Practical suggestions to help the reader avoid the pitfalls of a divorce lawsuit.
A lighthearted but thorough explanation of the holiday in a picture book for young children.