BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

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The Blue Pencil editorial consultancy are running a first novel competition for unrepresented and unpublished authors.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

Had your manuscript rejected? Nervous about approaching a publisher? Expert help is at hand…

Normally I just pass on information about writing opportunities, hoping that it will be useful but this time it’s different. I KNOW this course will be useful because I know … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Hoping to make Crime pay? Free online Masterclass on crime writing might help…

The Writing Academy at Penguin Random House say they will reveal the secrets of crime writing in all its gory details in an online masterclass that will run later this week. … Continue reading

March 26, 2018 · 8 Comments

I’ve been a bit quiet lately…help me to be noiser

This website has been looking rather bare over the last few weeks. You might not have noticed, but my output has dropped to one post per week, the Sunday quotation … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 5 Comments

I’m a bit worried about the fantastic Flash Fiction competition Reader’s Digest are running – and I’m not sure if I should be

Reader’s Digest are holding their annual short story competition for the eighth year. There are lots of good things about it. It’s free to enter Short stories have to be … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 14 Comments

Happy Celtic Spring

February 1 celebrates the first signs of spring in the old Celtic calender of festivals. The word Imbolc means  in the belly referring to the pregnancy of ewes and the … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Would you love to work for a Literary Agent? Or do you have a different kind of dream…?

You don’t see job adverts for literary assistants very often so when I saw this one from a major London Literary Agent on twitter today I thought it was worth … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · 6 Comments

Can you write funny? BBC Radio is looking for new comedy talent

BBC Radio 4 have commissioned a sketch show for aspiring comedy writers. The focuss  is on smart and funny observations around diversity and multiculturalism. This is a UK-wide opportunity for … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · 8 Comments