BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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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their competition winner a complete publishing package, including marketing and PR They are looking for a previously unpublished novel … Continue reading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

American literary journal offers an international fellowship to flash fiction writers

SmokeLong Quarterly is inviting applications for the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship. SmokeLong Quarterly celebrates its 14th birthday this year with the aim of publishing the best flash fiction on the … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Do you know someone starting school next week?

Starting school is  probably one of the biggest changes we have to deal with and it’s not just about getting used to new routines, people and surroundings (although at five … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

What do you call songwriters? Poets with music in their pen

“… when you’re talking about the music of a country, you’re talking more or less about the soundtrack of a country, the soundtrack by which people’s lives are lived,” Tyehimba … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 5 Comments

International Nonfiction Essay Competition

As the oldest literary and arts review in the UK, The London Magazine has a long history of publishing great essayists; works by the likes of T.S. Eliot can be found … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 3 Comments