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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 · 1 Comment

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

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