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A fairy tale writing competition for unpublished authors who want to write for children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

Win a University Place with this short story competition

The University of East London is breaking new ground with their free fiction competition, running for the first time this year. Open to young people aged 16-19 living or going … Continue reading

December 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Always wanted to write for TV or Radio? Here’s your chance

Every so often BBC Writersroom accepts unsolicited scripts. They are read blind (without names attached) so it’s an equal opportunity – your idea and writing ability will be judged alongside … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 13 Comments

Half Price until midnight – my own mini Black Friday

Amazon have put the paperback edition of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL into their Black Friday sale but only for a few hours. It’s £3 until midnight instead of the … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 6 Comments

Bob Dylan won’t be going to the Nobel Prize Ceremony, but the clock will still start to tick…

It was revealed on Wednesday that Bob Dylan won’t be going to Stockholm in December because “pre-existing commitments” prevent him from traveling. I suppose given his consistent attitude towards media attention … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Woman Only Writing Competition with a special prize: time to write

Need space, time and hard cash in order to write?  Words And Women are offering all three to the winner of their 2016 prose competition. First prize is £1,000 and … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment