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Well written short stories with a word count of up to 1,500.


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Thursday, 31 December 2009

New Years Eve

Wow! I've just got the ISSN number for Platinum Page! The number will shine brightly on the front cover :) What a lovely thing thing to receive on the last day of the year :)

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Slight change of plan...

I've made an executive decision not to include a competition page into the magazine until it takes off big style. I'll keep that idea in the wings as an expansion plan :)

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Greeting!

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

An Email Delight

Wow! I've been sent an email from a lady at the Writers Bureau! This could be interesting, and I'm excited to think that such a very well known company has found out about Platinum Page.
Oh, the possibilities!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Getting ready...

to go to print! I've decided that by the time I go to print, I'll be thinking of the February edition. February being the month of love, I've decided that the competition in the January edition should be a love story.
Everybody likes a bit of love :)

Sunday, 20 December 2009


It's pushing midnight and I've just finished editing the second instalment of Face the Music, written by B. Walker, for Platinum Page.

Originally, I wasn't planning on having any continuing stories in the magazine, but I quickly changed my mind after reading the first chapter.

The story so far... A guy is devastated by the untimely death of his parents, and looses everything. He makes it to University, has a reputation with the girls, and carelessly studies a subject he loathes. His latest conquest turns into his worst nightmare.

I'm looking forward to chapter 3!

The First Platinum Page

The first 'test trade' edition of Platinum Page kicked off with a little bit of magic - Magic Moment, by A.C. Hall, a lovely story about how a simple slip of the tongue can create all sorts of confusion!

Next came Taylor's Travels, an account of when Stephen Taylor finally made it to NYC!
Two peices of 'flash fiction' came next, and then My Final Decision - a story written by me about changing names.

On the next page was a story for young children, called What Can Squirrel Do?

I have been lucky enough to sweet-talk a children's author into answering writing related questions, and the middle pages of the magazine promotes Margaret, and has a page of questions and answers.

Then comes a poetry page, followed by a dreamy story called Falling to Prey.

The Birthday Party came next, a wickedly good tale with a sting in the end!

The next page contains more poetry, and the story after that is called Face the Music and Dance.

The last story, Losing Rebecca, is a heart-tugging story, with an unexpected twist at the end.

And that, is the first edition completed! 20 pages long (excluding covers).
Due to the fantastic response I have had from Spain, the second edition is going to have more pages!

It's all very exciting!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

2nd Edition

It's 7.00 am. and the second edition of Platinum Page is coming along nicely. I've been editing stories that have been sent to me all the way from Spain! If I've gone European by this issue, I'll be international by the third, and global by the fourth...

Friday, 18 December 2009

Back to work

Ok! Enough with the singing... time to get back to editing otherwise I'll never be ready to go to print...

Some Christmas Cheer

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
fah la la la lah
la la la lah
'Tis the season to be jolly
fah la la la lah
la la la lah!

The Birth of Platinum Page

And so, after months of hard work and research, Platinum Page, a new creative writing magazine, has been born!

Although I do admit, that with this being my first venture in publishing, it is a little scarey, a lot of stumbling, and a great deal of discovery!

Join me on my journey and share in the ups (and possibly downs) of my success!

An inspired poem

Dear Vivienne
inspiration from your blog picture
A Camera’s Eye View

Looking into a picture, starting from top left
The crows nests in the tree tops, gray sky’s causing silhouettes.

Following down the left hand edge, bare branches topped with snow
Tree trunks for all of us to see, as black as any crow.

Houses nestled in the woodland, roofs and chimneys tall
The evergreen of the fir trees, masking most, but not them all.

Let the eye drop down the river bank, small bushes all aglow
Standing proudly in the ground, topped off with winter snow.

The shallow water still and silent, bed rocks sticking through
Dark reflections of the trees, and individual branches too.

Suddenly a burst of light, of sunshine and of blue
Reflected in the river Tyne, intended just for you.

Feel that inspiration, as you stare in fascination
I’m glad you took your camera, and captured this creation

Ray Johnson.
looking forward to the mag best wishes