My very own story artwork – by Jon Stubbington

I’ve ticked off another writing first this week. I’ve had some wonderful bespoke artwork created to accompany my flash fiction ‘His Chair’, which won first place in last month’s Zeroflash competition. (I still can’t quite believe that one). It’s amazing to see how someone else has interpreted my words and the images the story conjured up in the illustrator’s mind. I’m delighted with it. Thank you so much, Jon Stubbington.

Jon Stubbington - His Chair (1)

This was also a lesson in never giving up on a piece. My winning story was actually written for another competition but it got nowhere. When I saw the theme for September’s Zeroflash competition was ‘love’ and realised I wouldn’t have time to write something new, I submitted the piece and forgot all about it. A few days later I got an email to say I’d only blooming won!

I’d highly recommend entering Zeroflash or at the very least reading the entries. They’re always brilliant. It’s a great way to get some words down based on a prompt. Plus, every entry is published, which is pretty cool.

October’s competition theme is horror…with a twist. More info can be found here. And I have the honour of being October’s judge. I’m really looking forward to this. Well, apart from the fact that I scare easy…

You’ve got until All Hallows’ Eve to enter. Do it…if you dare.




Published by JanelleHAuthor

I’m currently writing my debut novel, ‘Up to the Stars’ (working title). If you love the work of Rachel Joyce, Mike Gayle, Kit de Wall, Beth O’Leary and Lia Louis, then I’m writing my book for you. What else might you like to know? I’m a Yorkshire lass in Manchester. I married my childhood sweetheart. I regularly engage in tsundoku – apparently it’s a Japanese word which means buying lots of books that you’ll never get round to reading. I also sing.

5 thoughts on “My very own story artwork – by Jon Stubbington

      1. It looks like you have done loads this year though so don’t be hard on yourself! December is a busy time. Your blog is making me feel I need to pull my finger out big time and get on and enter some comps!

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      2. Ah thank you. Yes it’s been my first year of giving it a go so I’m proud! I love it. Especially the amazing online community. I think I’m just worried that the longer the gap the harder it is to get back on the horse! I’d definitely recommend entering stuff with themes and deadlines. Give it a go. If I’m struggling for time I try ad hoc fiction. Only 150 words and you still feel that sense of achievement at having completed a new piece. I’m heading over to your blog asap 🙂


  1. I have been entering ad hoc quite a lot over the last year or two which may become apparent if you ever trawl through the stuff on my blog! No wins yet but I live in hope! I agree it is a good one to get writing something. I also struggle for time with working and having 2 kids but I like the idea of setting myself a rejection target for 2018.

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