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The Bus Stop

1st place DIALOGUE-ONLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION £200

Sallie Anderson lives in Gloucestershire. She can be found working in a bookshop, where she enjoys conversations about books, and occasionally sells them too. Sadly, not much reading gets done during work time; she squeezes in reading (and writing) at home. This is her second WM win and it’s just as thrilling as the first.

‘Good Morning. Could you move your rucksack from the bench so I can sit down? My knees aren’t what they used to be.’

‘Sorry.’

‘The bus is so infrequent now that I think we might have a long wait and I can’t stand for long. Going into town for the day?’

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How can you get your writing to the readers it deserves? In this month's issue of Writing Magazine we look at how to generate new freelance opportunities and how and why the flourishing independent press scene may be your best bet. First though, if you're a new writer you need to read our guide to finding and fixing those rookie mistakes in How Not to Be a Bad Writer. This month's star interview is the man with the golden pen Anthony Horowitz, talking about bringing back Bond and maintaining his impressive hit rate. Keep up to date with all the latest competitions and opportunities to get into print with Writers' News – there's £37,240 in writing prizes to be won!