What are you submitting for Friday Night Live*?
With the deadline to submit less than a month away (July 4th), I'm getting so excited to see the writing we get this year. With at least two of last year's shortlist now signed with agents, it'd be silly not to give it a go... In the words of Sarah Mahfoudh, one of last year's shortlistees, here's why you should absolutely enter your work:
Just go for it. There's nothing to lose and everything to gain. I am terrible at putting myself forward. I almost didn't enter FNL because I thought I didn't stand a chance. At the very last minute, I decided to be brave and just go for it and I'm so glad I did. For me, just entering a competition was an achievement. It was such an incredibly proud moment for me when I received the email to say I had been shortlisted but even if I hadn't received that email, I would still have been proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and being brave enough to try.
So what are you submitting? What are you nervous about? Let's have a chat about everything FNL in the comments - I can't wait!
*Remember, if you're going to the York Festival of Writing too, you can only submit to one FNL!