BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

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

A shed load of writing competitions – all ending on New Year’s Eve

2017 Ernest Hemingway Prize for Flash Ficton Genre: Fiction up to 1500 words Prize: $200 and publication in Fiction Southeast Deadline: December 31, 2017 The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Genre: Short … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 4 Comments

WRITE BY THE BEACH – the Brighton Writing Conference is back in 2018

And tickets are selling faster than ever before… I am so proud to be associated with such an inspiring event.  It’s inspiring to meet and learn from so many great … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Win a writing competition that offers a complete publishing package as first prize

Writing Magazine has teamed up with Lulu.com and Authoright to offer their competition winner a complete publishing package, including marketing and PR They are looking for a previously unpublished novel … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

SAVE! £1 (and 1$ and 1 euro) off Back to Creative Writing School — one week only

My writing guide currently has 118 reviews on Amazon.UK and 25 on Amazon US (and I’ve just discovered that there are reviews on most European sites as well as Canada … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

The next issue of my creative writing email newsletter is out soon. Would you like a copy?

It only comes out a couple of times a year so it won’t clog up your mailbox. The next issue will contain new writing exercises I haven’t published before, news … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 5 Comments

Write a short story about food and drink for a chance to win £10,000 prize

Food and drink must be at the heart of the story you enter for The Mogford Prize. It could be a life-changing conversation over lunch; a romance in a cafe; … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · 8 Comments

A new indy publishing company is doing things differently in the search for new writing talent.

époque press is very new. They only opened for business a couple of weeks ago, but clearly a lot of hard work has gone into to building a company capable … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

International flash fiction Competition has big prizes for small stories

This competition is truly international as entries are accepted in four languages: English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew. The winner of the contest administered by the Museum of Words in Madrid … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

Urgent Shout Out to Devon Writers!

Writers & Artists – the publishers of (among other good things) the Year Book close to the heart of many writers are offering two FREE tickets to their How to … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Enter the £10,000 award for a first-time writer

The Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award 2018 opened for entries on Sunday. It is an exciting award as it gives a substanial amount of money to a new writer. It … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Interview with a published short story writer – and an invitation

This striking cover belongs to a new collection of short stories. I’ve read it, I love it and I think you might as well… 15 Minutes is about people whose … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 6 Comments

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