BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Big Reduction! Christmas Sale of Creative Writing Book

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas – at last. I’ve had decorators in since early October and yesterday evening the last one left. I’ve made that sound as … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free to enter UK life writing competition

Open to emerging writers living in the UK aged 18 or over, the competition was established by Spread the Word in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre to celebrate and develop … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 6 Comments

One million self-published print books in 2017

It is the first time the number of self-published books have topped the one million mark. That’s a massive increase on 2016 – a jump of 28% – says Publishers … Continue reading

October 19, 2018 · 6 Comments

September Competitions, Jobs and Opportunities for Writers

COMPETITIONS Grindstone International Poetry Prize – worldwide Grand Prize: £500 Runner Up: £50 Shortlist: Publication Line Limit: 40 Theme: Open Entry Fee: £10.00 Grindstone International Short Story Prize – Grand … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Ghost short story workshop sold out in 24 hours…so we added a new date

Feel a bit flabbergasted about how quickly our Ghost Short Story workshop at the Regency Town House in Hove sold out (but quietly delighted that I found a reason to … Continue reading

September 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is There Anyone There? Tickets now available for the Ghost Short Story workshop at Regency Town House

Booking has just opened for the three hour workshop I am running on with artist and printmaker Jill Vigus. IS THERE ANYONE THERE? Ghost Story  Writing Workshop Saturday October 6 … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Coming soon…a Ghost Story workshop on how to chill readers to the bone but what to call it…?

In a Regency town house rich in history and atmosphere I will be running a ghost story workshop with artist and printmaker Jill Vigis this October.  After a private and … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Write a Play for Radio – a worldwide competition

Little Wonder Radio Plays are a new  audio drama production company based in Paris. All their plays are free to listen to and download from iTunes. They are running a free to enter … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

Writing mentor opportunities in Ireland

Words Ireland is offering a minimum of 15 literature mentoring relationships to begin in September 2018. The fields covered are: – literary fiction, – creative non-fiction, – children’s / YA … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Celebrating 100 years of (at least some) women voting

I thought I would write about the celebrations taking place next weekend because I have to admit I’ve only just heard about what’s being planned and I felt the least … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · 3 Comments

BREAD AND ROSES working class poetry competition

I haven’t come across this competition before, but this is the second year Culture Matters – a collective of writers and activists – are running the Bread and Roses Poetry … Continue reading

May 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Writing your first novel? This competition is just for you

The Blue Pencil editorial consultancy are running a first novel competition for unrepresented and unpublished authors. The winner recieves £1,000 plus an introduction to literary agent, Madeleine Milburn (who was … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 6 Comments

Spring Travel Writing Competition for fiction and non fiction

Nowhere is an online magazine that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. It publishes literary travel writing which they define as narrative with a strong sense of place, character or … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · 4 Comments

Wellcome short list is dominated by women and new writers

The Wellcome Collection in central London is a place “for the incurably curious”. It is a museum and library that focusses on science and medicine and every year they award … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment