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The Last Thing to Do to Your Writing – Claire Kilroy QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Irish novelist Claire Kilroy on how to say goodbye to a piece of writing before sending it out to the world.

April 16, 2023 · 4 Comments

Wanted: a topical Jewish play from UK writer

Matthew Frener (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Free Rayne Artists) and Michaela Stern (Co-Founder of Collaborative Artists) are looking for new full length plays that tackle topical issues and which … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Major publisher is reaching out to emerging writers in the regions of the UK usually ignored

Are you an unpublished writer: ficton or non-fiction? Do you have a story to tell about the region, city, town or village you call home ? Weidenfeld & Nicolson (part … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

August could be a special month for Writers waiting to be discovered

United Agents – the leading European  literary and talent agency – have annouced Open House for writers throughout August. That means they are inviting novelists to submit a synopsis and … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 12 Comments

HURRY! Two week window to submit to a mainstream publisher

Tinder Press – part of Headline publishing group – have announced that for two weeks authors without an agent will be able to submit a manuscript directly to them. The … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 16 Comments

An international prize for unpublished novelists

I’ve just come across a new international prize for unpublished novelists. The Caledonian Novel Award 2015 is open to writers over the age of eighteen of any nationality and from … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

On writing a first chapter

Originally posted on Kathleen McGurl:
The first chapter of a novel is so important – it’s the first thing a reader, editor or agent sees, and if they don’t like…

June 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

CREATIVE NONFICTION…Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers

Brevity is a free online quarterly journal for creative non fiction, and I love it for the quality of its writing. All articles and essays are 750 words or less … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

You no longer need an agent to submit to this mainstream publisher

Tor UK is the Pan Macmillan imprint specialising in science fiction, fantasy and horror. They also publish some YA crossover fiction and novels based on computer games franchises. Their writers … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

WHAT the DICKENS magazine OUT NOW! 100 pages of creativity

Issue 7: The Journey Edition is in PRINT now thanks to a great bunch of folk who donated money via Sponsume. A preview of the magazine is still available online … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

FOUR things you should put in a covering letter to an agent or publisher and FOUR things you probably shouldn’t

It’s not hard to find advice for would-be/could-be novelists on how to write a synopsis of their manuscript, but there’s less attention paid to the first writing sample that the … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 Comment