November Toot Your Flute

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Author: SarahWHQ
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Tootily toot, it’s time to blow your flute. Not like that, you monster. We are wholesome here. Welcome to November Toots, in which we celebrate the staggering number of you who have won stuff, published stuff, finished stuff and just been generally goddamn freaking awesome. 

With no more preamble necessary, let us get on with The Tooting.

(PS if you want your name in the December toots, please make sure you post your wins in the December toots thread on the forum.)

(PPS If we missed you off the list, we are extreeeeemely sorry. Give us a nudge via the usual channels, and we’ll add you in).

Billie-Leigh Burns has two microflashes in Fictionette, one ghost story with a twist and one about a pair of knickers.

Jude Potts had The Liberation Of Anita Muff accepted by the Hooghly Review.

Mairead Robinson won third place in Flash Monster, got second place in Bath Flash Fiction Award, came third in the Propelling Pencil competition with a story that came from a WHQ prompt and had a story showcased by Furious Fiction.

Sarah Masters had a story shortlisted for the Hysteria Writing Competition and will be included in the anthology Hysteria 10, was longlisted for the Mslexia Flash Competition, and had a story in the Hooghly Review.

Sumitra Singham got an acceptance from Porch lit mag, two acceptances from Black Fork Review, and an acceptance from Centaur.

Matt Gost had two acceptances from Spare Parts Lit for their second instalment of their anti-AI, ART/ificial series, and has a story in Urban Pigs (that began life at WHQ). 

Joyce Bingham had an acceptance from Idle Ink, is on the Propelling Pencil shortlist, and had her story Watch Your Body Melt Away nominated for the Best Microfiction 2024 anthology by The Woolf.

Heather Haigh had an acceptance “for a daft light-hearted flash” from The Mersey Review, won the New Writers Autumn Micro Fiction Competition, and had an acceptance from Urban Pigs.

Fiona McKay made the Free Flash Fiction longlist and contributed to the Irish Writers Handbook.

Lizzie Eldridge had a story accepted by Unapologetic (which began life at WHQ).

Jane Mooney was a finalist in the WOW Summer Competition, had her story Worrying accepted by Cafe Lit, and was The People’s Friend Writer of the Week. Her short story The Silver Bell will appear in the December bumper issue out this week.

Alison Wassell was on the cover of People’s Friend with one story inside and another in the The People’s Friend Special. She has also been asked to judge the National Flash Fiction Day Micro Competition 2024. 

Priyanka Nawathe had her flash Living The Dream published in the Write On! November Showcase.

Karen Arnold’s Woman Turns Into A Houseplant story was accepted by The Disappointed House Wife and had a story on the Smokelong Grand Micro long list.

Margaret Diep’s flash Chasing Trixie was longlisted for the Mslexia Flash Competition, and she had a story on the Smokelong Grand Micro long list.

Steven Stilbech was a runnerup in the Failing Writers Podcast flash fiction competition.

Fay Brown was shortlisted for the Hysteria Short Story competition. 

Terry Holland had an acceptance from Urban Pigs Press for a story that started at Flash Face Off (always!) 

Julia Smith is getting a head start on 2024 with three flashes accepted by The Ekphrastic Review for January. 

Sarah Oakes is on the Furious Fiction long list with a spooky scifi story.

Kendra Jackson got an acceptance from CafeLit for her Christmas-themed baking story, A Spoonful Of Cinnamon (Helps The Memories Go Down.

Omg wow, you guys are the absolute literal, figurative, complete BEST. Well frikken done. 

And like we said up there, if you want your name in the December toots, please make sure you post your wins in the December toots thread on the forum. OKAY BYE NOW. 

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