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Opportunities for Aspiring Authors from Around the World with London Literary Agency

Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is running a six-month Mentorship Programme for writers from underrepresented backgrounds. This includes – but is not limited to – writers from an ethnic minority background, … Continue reading

June 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

International Flash Fiction Competition – big cash prize

The Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award is open to writers over the age of 16 worldwide, published and unpublished. Word Count: 250 not including the titleDeadline is midnight 31 August 2022Entry … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Family History: research it, write it, share it.

“Genealogy: Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living” Anon TWO WORKSHOPS in June are going to deal with both those issues…and much more. Clive Reedman became a professional … Continue reading

May 23, 2022 · 4 Comments

Writing Opportunity — Residency for Non-fiction Writers

FIVE very fortunate non-fiction writers will be awarded a week-long residency in Scotland – to be precise they will live in off-grid Bothys on the Isle of Eigg or in … Continue reading

March 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

A Quick Note to Regular Readers Who MAY have Noticed…

…that I have broken the habit of a decade (yes! that long) and published THREE insightful quotes about writing and being a writer this Sunday instead of the usual mean-minded, … Continue reading

March 6, 2022 · 7 Comments

The Extraordinary Lesson of a Satire about Power

Fifty years ago a young Brazilian playwright wanted to say something important about the nature of power: not how it was won, but how it operates and makes ordinary people … Continue reading

October 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Something you may not have thought about before – what happens when a self-published writer dies

This is an interesting article by Derek Haines, a Cambridge CELTA English teacher and author who has been blogging for years about writing and related issues. Here he digs into … Continue reading

July 26, 2021 · 6 Comments

Calling Writers on the Island of Ireland – mentoring programme

YOU HAVE TO BE QUICK for this one as the deadline is Thursday 22 July 2021. Yes, this Thursday – and the cut off point isn’t 5pm or the more … Continue reading

July 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Can you write about excitement and jubilation? Submissions open for the e-zine published by Epoque Press

Epoque Press is a small, but perfectly formed independent publishing company that promotes new literary and creative talent through their main publishing imprint and an online ezine. For their next … Continue reading

May 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

What’s Your Story Competition – sing it, rap it, sign it or write it

The Evening Standard and Netflix have just launched What’s Your Story? competition.It’s very different to anything I’ve come across before because entries can be sung, signed, rapped, or tapped out on your phone. … Continue reading

May 22, 2021 · 2 Comments

International writing competition on Sex and Gender

For the past eleven years Stringybark Stories has run international short story competitions from their base in Australia.David Vernon, Editor and Judge, wrote to tell me that this year they … Continue reading

May 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Funny Women Writers Wanted – not a phrase you hear very often

But this is for real Comedy Women in Print Prize is its third year and is the UK and Ireland’s first comedy literary prize (and only? can’t think of another). … Continue reading

April 30, 2021 · 4 Comments

Writing Competition for the Irish Diaspora

This is interesting. Green Curtain Theatre are celebrating the centenary of an ‘independent’ Ireland with a lockdown theatrical performance written by people from the Irish Diaspora. (The Anglo-Irish Treaty was … Continue reading

February 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Mentor Award Scheme for Emerging Writers of Colour

The Royal Society of Literature are joining forces with Sky Arts to launch a new set of Awards to celebrate and nurture British writers of colour at the beginnings of their careers. Five … Continue reading

February 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

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