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The clock is ticking….only four days left to enter this international writing competition

The August 31st writing competition deadline for Hysteria 2014 is approaching fast. Some writers need the adrenaline of a closing date hovering above their computer to kickstart their writing…. but if  … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Have you got a book in you? Daydream no more – a chance to get published

Woman magazine and Accent Press Ltd are searching for a new star of contemporary women’s fiction. They are looking for novels by new, previously unpublished writers. The winner will recieve: … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Free International short story competition

The RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition is now open for entries. Winning stories will be published in the RTE Guide. (For those who don’t know, RTE is Ireland’s television … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition

FLASH FICTION goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

One of the worse things you can say to a writer…

… is that you can write about anything you like, for as long as you like and it doesn’t matter when you finish. If you haven’t got a hungry publisher … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 9 Comments

Want to be published by Christmas?

First you have to submit a segment of a steamy romance, but you don’t have to stay awake at night worrying about  the plot. The people at Hot Key Books … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

International fiction and non fiction writing competition — open to self published authors

Just heard about the Santa Fe Writers Project. Excuse me while I pause for a moment to savour those words. Santa Fe. Isn’t that the sound of the thundering herd? … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mums and magic, Dogs and super hero Dads feature in national writing competition for children

This is the third year of BBC Radio Two’s writing competition for children aged 13 and under. It’s called 500 Words and over 90,000 entries were received. 90,000! Lexicographers at … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twitter Competition

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL FRINGE are running a twitter short story competition open to anyone participating in the Festival, attending performances and shows, or visiting the Fringe City in the next few … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The UK’s first national writing competition for marginalised and disabled writers

CREATIVE FUTURES is a Brighton based charity that supports the development of marginalised writers and artists. They do a lot of interesting stuff – including run the Tight Modern – … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

SAFARI FRIDAY searching the web for writers and readers WRITING CALENDAR

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

International Poetry Competition

This is a major competition run by Lightship Literary organisation with a major first prize: £1,000 / US$1600 The winner and nine runners-up will also be published in Lightship Anthology … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Written the first chapter of the novel you always wanted to write?

First prize in this novel writing competition is the stuff dreams are made of: feedback from an acclaimed literary author, a top literary agent and a commissioning editor as you write the rest … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

INTERNATIONAL ghost story competition

The Fiction Desk is running a short story competition for all English-speaking writers aged 16 or over. There’s a first prize of £500, and a second prize of £100; both … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment