Cathy Bryant (www.cathybryant.co.uk) is an award-winning British writer. Her fiction and poetry have been published around the world and won many awards. Her latest collection of poetry is Look At All The Women.
- Best of Manchester Poets 1, 2 and 3
- BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please
- Rialto website
- Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
- Heart Shoots
- … and many more!
Cathy says: I only started submitting my poems and stories to prove to my best friend, who kept nagging me to get them published, that no one would accept them… I was delighted to be wrong! In 2009 I was runner up in the Woman & Home Fiction Prize, in 2010 I won the Marple Humorous Poetry Prize and I’m now a regular on Manchester’s lively Spoken Word circuit. In 2012 I won the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Prize, the Sampad ‘Inspired by Tagore’ Contest, the Malahat Review Monostich Contest and the Swanezine Poetry Contest, and blogged for the Huffington Post. In 2013 I won the M.R. Jordan Short Fiction Prize, the Plenitude ‘Twiction’ Contest and a Creative Futures Literary Gold Award. My work has been published all over the world in such publications as Popshot, Third Wednesday, Cha, Starline and Prole. I co-edited the anthologies Best of Manchester Poets vols. 1, 2 and 3 and my collection, ‘Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature’ was published recently. I’m currently writing a book called ‘How to Win Writing Competitions (and make money doing so) and yes, I have bought my best friend a drink or two. See more at www.cathybryant.co.uk
Looking for a critique or help with your work?
Regretfully I’m unable to help with critiques or any other kind of feedback on your work. I wish that I could, but I simply don’t have the time to do it unpaid. Your best bet is to go to your local writers group, or find one online, if you can’t afford a professional critique. An awful lot of the advice I would give is in my book ‘How to Win Writing Competitions – and make money‘, if you want to sharpen up your writing and make it more likely to do well. Good luck!