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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

A little on the early side this week as I'm on holiday and there's a swimming pool ten feet away waiting for the pleasure of my company... Nottingham by all accounts was a huge success, so a million thanks to VeraClark for her super-efficient organising. We are planning something for London in November, so watch out for further details. Meanwhile, ABC has been bursting at the seams with quality poetry and prose - so much to choose from! Poem of...

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

This week saw the launch party for the publication of Ex - Laurie Avadis' stunning debut novel which started here on ABCTales and was snapped up by Unbound. It's now available on Amazon and if you can leave a review it would be wonderfully helpful. We're currently on the lookout for others to follow in his footsteps, so if you have any suggestions please send them to us! Two blistering pieces for you today: Poem of the Week goes to...

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

It's always a huge pleasure to read what's been posted on ABCTales - not just the pieces which are so fantastic that they blow you away, but also the works in progress, the long-running series with their own loyal followers, the diary entries - I could go on... Huge congratulations this week to 60units for The Gunshow Loophole which he says is the first thing he's ever posted anywhere for criticism. It's a slick, accomplished three parter (so...

Story and Poem of the Month

The Story and Poem for the month of July have been chosen by one of our longest serving editors. We're so grateful to all of them for the time they manage to carve out of their very busy lives. Here's what he says: Well, this is the first time I've had the mixed pleasure of choosing the Picks of the Month - 'mixed' because of the opportunity to read so many inspiring posts coupled with the agony of having to make a choice. At the end of it all,...

Story and Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

It's taken ages to decide on the picks today - so many high quality pieces to choose from this week, but here they finally are: Poem of the Week goes to a.lesser.thing for her fabulous Carnival Ride - a breathlessly paced swoop and dive through a chaotic life, and Story of the Week to Noo for Gleam in which family disfunction and myth are woven together into a thing of true beauty. Congratulations to both!

Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

We're always thrilled to welcome new writers and we've had some wonderfully talented people joining this week. One of them is the winner of our Story of the Week, and it seems we're not alone in our appreciation - when we flagged it up on Facebook it recieved over 2000 engagements which I think is a record for ABCtales in such a short time! Congratulations to David WJ Lee for Grown Man Cries in The Bahamas - we can't wait to read part two...


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Story, Poem and Inspiration Point of the Week

A bit early today because I'm off out in a short while..... well, what a week for ABC. Not only have we been blinded by the quality of submissions, but Lavadis's brilliant book Ex has started arriving in the post (available to pre-order from Amazon and Waterstones) and finally celticman's novel reached its funding target! Congratulations to Celticman for Bible John - the beginning of something new and wonderful, and to Bear for In a Broken...

He's Done It!!!!!

As of now, Jack's book is FULLY FUNDED!!!!!!!!!!! Hip hip hooray and thank you to everyone who helped him get there, but most of all a MASSIVE congratulations to celticman!