Avoid these clichés if you want to enter this competition

Fresh on the heels of entering the L. Ron Hubbard Award this week, I have decided to enter into another that I submitted to a few years ago. The James White Award is a British competition with publication in Interzone for the winner and a small cash prize.

Reading through the guidance and rules last night I was amused to find a link to this extensive list of clichés from on-line magazine Strange Horizons. I have to admit… that is a long list of annoyances right there.

I’m thinking of entering my story about the teenage boy having the vivid dreams about a boat journey. Ok, I have one already… dreams. I have a vague idea of where it is going having already written about 2000 words. Word limit is 6000.

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