Introducing the Little Bird Contest judge: Neil Smith!
Story Is a State of Minders, you know a little of Neil’s work – he wrote Isolettes, the story in Lesson One. But there’s so much more to his writing than that.
If you love Neil Smith, if your style is magic meets real, or if you have a tendency to mix humour with sadness and/or weirdness with clarity, this just might be your Little Bird year.
You have just under one month to write, revise and submit your short story for this contest. That’s plenty of time for a 2500 word story.
But before you get into it, listen to this year’s Little Bird Salon. I asked Neil to be honest about what he’s looking for in the contest entries this year – and his answers might surprise you.