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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

We want to hear your news and views on the writing world, your advice for fellow writers – and don’t forget to tell us what you would like to see featured in a future issue…

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STAR LETTER

UNWANTED SCRUTINY

I thought my fellow short story writers might be interested to hear about a recent experience of mine. Googling my own name in an idle moment led me to a Danish website. There, I was amazed to find Not Wanted, first published in 2009 as part of an anthology about migration, being used as an English language revision resource. It had, I discovered, featured previously as an examination question.

Not only was it fascinating to read someone else’s analysis of my characters, setting and theme, but I’ve since been contacted by a Danish student inviting me to comment on his essay!

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