Hysteria 4

Grab the Hysteria 4 anthology of winning entries free on Kindle

Hurrah! Hysteria 4, the anthology of all winning entries to this years Hysteria Writing Competition is now available in the Kindle store at Amazon.

To celebrate we’re giving it away FREE from midnight on Christmas day to midnight on 27th December. Grab your copy by clicking the link:


Don’t forget to pass the message on to friends and family, especially those who’ve got new Amazon tablets or readers for Christmas.


Hysteria 4

Meet Polly Hall – Winner of Poetry Category, Hysteria 2014

Polly Hall is the second of our category winners in the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. Her background in holistic therapy and healing has given her a strong foundation in understanding the interconnectedness of life and, as a result, is rarely shocked by anything. She is fascinated by people’s motivations and backgrounds and loves getting into the meaning of things and her aim as a writer is to make the reader feel something whether that be a sense of dread or joy. She published her first book, The Art of Foot Reading, in 2009. Continue reading

Meet Helen Chambers – Flash Fiction Winner of Hysteria 2014

In April this year The Hysterectomy Association launched it’s third annual Hysteria Writing Competition with three categories, Flash Fiction, Poetry and Short Stories. This week, I’d like to introduce you to Helen Chambers – Flash Fiction winner. Helen’s winning entry can be found in Hysteria 3, the anthology of the top ten winners for each category. Helen is is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Essex, where her 50-second play ‘Revolution’ was recently performed as part of Essex’s Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations. Continue reading

July Writerly Tidbits

This particular update has been several months coming and I’ve gathered all sorts of news from my Thursday Throng authors along the way. Before we get on to that though, I wanted to let you know that in future I’m going to be doing things slightly differently. Every time I publish a blog post in future it will be sent out as an email to you as well. Continue reading

Meeting Tracy Fells, Winner of Hysteria 2013

This week it’s my great pleasure to welcome Tracy Fells to the Thursday Throng hot seat. Tracy was the winner of this years Hysteria 2013 writing competition with a story called Fibonacci’s Tree. She was also a runner up in last years Hysteria 2012 competition and has had success in several significant short story competitions over the years.

You can read her winning entry over on The Hysterectomy Association website here: hysteria-writing-competition/fibonaccis-tree-winner-hysteria-2013/ Continue reading

Win £150 and Get Published With Hysteria 2013

In 2012 several hundred women entered the first Hysteria Short Story and Writing Competition. The anthology, Hysteria 1, produced from the winning short stories and poetry is now available to buy through Amazon UK and Amazon US and the Hysterectomy Association. Hysteria 2013 is now open to entries and once again winners will be included in an anthology of short stories to be published at the end of the year. Continue reading