BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Fill that notebook! A confidence-building class for writers with experience AND absolute beginners.

The basics: Friday morning in Brighton in a studio facing the sea for four weeks starting on September 29. 10.30am until 12.30 What: A small-in-numbers, big-in-ideas class with plenty of … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

American literary journal offers an international fellowship to flash fiction writers

SmokeLong Quarterly is inviting applications for the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship. SmokeLong Quarterly celebrates its 14th birthday this year with the aim of publishing the best flash fiction on the … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do you know someone starting school next week?

Starting school is  probably one of the biggest changes we have to deal with and it’s not just about getting used to new routines, people and surroundings (although at five … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

What do you call songwriters? Poets with music in their pen

“… when you’re talking about the music of a country, you’re talking more or less about the soundtrack of a country, the soundtrack by which people’s lives are lived,” Tyehimba … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 5 Comments

International Nonfiction Essay Competition

As the oldest literary and arts review in the UK, The London Magazine has a long history of publishing great essayists; works by the likes of T.S. Eliot can be found … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

International grants for writers and artists with children

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering $5000 awards to writers and artists with children. The money can be used for costs such as child care, workspaces, new equipment, research and travel. The Sustainable … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

I’m having August off…so there will a lot more posts here

No, I’m not taking a holiday to devote myself entirely to this blog. Much as I love it and you, dear reader, that wouldn’t be sensible as I’m sure you’d … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

International Writing Competition and you don’t have to be even a little bit Scottish…

The Highlands and Islands Short Story Association are running their annual competition again this year. Enties are welcome from all over the world and you or your entry don’t need … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

Non-Fiction Prize for a Work in Progress

The Biographers’ Club is calling for entries to the 2017 Tony Lothian Prize, which awards £2,000 to an uncommissioned first-time writer working on a biography.  Note the word working: you … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stay in a Cornish writers’ retreat – full bursary available for low waged writers

Brisons Veor wants applications from writers for two fully-bursaried places for a week’s residency in 2018 at their centre in west Cornwall. The bursaries (worth £275 each) are open to … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Make a beeline for this cliché short story competition

I’ve just heard from the organisors of The Stringybark Dog Eat Dog Short Story Award 2017, an Australian competition that welcomes international entries. They are looking for stories that have … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 8 Comments

Join me on a life writing course in July

I’m back on Brighton beach again, teaching in a wonderful art gallery with a great atmosphere. This time I’m running a life writing course that starts on Monday July 3rd. … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Nine year old becomes one of the UK’s youngest published authors

London schoolgirl Isabel Harris has become one of the UK’s youngest published authors after winning a nationwide competition to write a picture book about animals. Book People’s Bedtime Story competition … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

Write on Brighton Beach again – another course starts next Tuesday

Here are the details from a bijou art gallery a pebble’s throw from the sea. Swimming in Words invites you to join a 5* week writing course with acclaimed London-Irish … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 5 Comments