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Writer in Residence 2017, Alex Reece Abbott

Greetings! I’m Alex Reece Abbott and I’m delighted to join the Hysterectomy Association as the third Writer in Residence. And we’re counting down to the Sixth International Hysteria Writing Competition for women writers.

  • Don’t forget, Hysteria opens on 01 April 2017 with a deadline of 31 August 2017 GMT
  • No theme, beyond simply “things of interest to women”
  • No limits on your number of entries
  • And yes, you can enter all three categories
    • Flash – 250 words
    • Short Story – 2,000 words
    • Poetry – 20 lines
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