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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 · 3 Comments

FIRST DRAFTS WRITING COMPETITION for unpublished novelists and short story writers

One of the best ways for new writers to get their work noticed is through entering competitions. Now in its eighth year, First Drafts is an annual event organised by … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Write on Brighton Beach – my confidence-boosting 4 week course

When I say on I don’t mean we will be sitting on fat sand (ok, pebbles) or deckchairs. We will be in a small, but perfectly formed, gallery facing out … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 10 Comments

The Baileys Prize Shortlist – who the authors are and where they’ve come from…

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist of six – announced this week –  come from three continents, four countries and five publishers. Here they are (and Granta must be feeling … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Win Your Way to the Oldest Residential Writers’ School in the World*

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School will be celebrating its 69th anniversary at The Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire in August. You can win a free place** by entering the Swanwick writing competition for: … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Help! I’m looking for a writing group somewhere in France that wrote to me…

I have a ton of reasons why I didn’t respond immediately. The organiser of the English-speaking, English-writing group dropped me a line sometime around December 5th – 8th. I can … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 7 Comments

A fairy tale writing competition for unpublished authors who want to write for children

Have you always wanted to re-write a classic fairy tale? Perhaps you would you like Sleeping Beauty to be a little less passive or feel that Gretel should be given … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 19 Comments

If you’ve earned more than £300 from a short story don’t read on….

Seriously, don’t. Nottingham Writers Club Short Story Competition is not for you. It’s for anyone who’s thought: I don’t stand a chance because only experienced writers will win. Nottingham Writers … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

International Short Story Competition

Short FICTION is a high-quality British print and online journal, publishing some of the finest short stories from around the world. General submissions (up to 5000 words) can only be sent … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

A chance to be poet-in-residence at a London park – don’t let lack of experience stop from you applying

Are you a poet who likes flowers and people and parks? The Poetry School and London Parks and Gardens Trust have teamed up for a poet-in-residence training scheme centred on … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

Write by the Beach – an inspiring writing conference in Brighton April 2017

Bigger, better with TWO DAYS OF EXPERT WORKSHOPS plus a GUARANTEED ONE-TO-ONE with one of 15 brilliant agents and publishers,  Write by the Beach is back. Organised by the Beach … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 6 Comments

Poets: learn, share and celebrate at the Anglo-Portuguese Festival

Building Bridges Through Poetry April 27th -May 3rd 2017 Something very special… Experienced and pioneering poets are invited to join Casa dos Poetas  for a week-long series of poetry workshops, readings, … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Get paid to write in Paris …sweet dreams are made of this…

The American Library in Paris is offering English- speaking writers of any nationality the opportunity to work in Paris for a month or longer with a Visiting Fellowship. Writers should … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · 6 Comments

Sign up for my creative writing newsletter – and get a free gift to kickstart your writing new year!

The next issue will be sent out on Sunday January 1st and it contains more news, opportunities and writing exercises than ever before. I only send it out three or … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment