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September Competitions, Jobs and Opportunities for Writers

COMPETITIONS Grindstone International Poetry Prize – worldwide Grand Prize: £500 Runner Up: £50 Shortlist: Publication Line Limit: 40 Theme: Open Entry Fee: £10.00 Grindstone International Short Story Prize – Grand … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jobs for Writers

POET(S) IN RESIDENCE – Lake District The Wordsworth Trust are funding a series of month-long residencies between September 2016 and March 2017 They are looking for exceptional poets under 35 … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 3 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

How to write a short story….and enter a competition

I recently came across the WikiHow entry on how to write a short story. The actual article contains good advice, but I arched an eyebrow when I read the introduction. … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

A new job that gave me a lot of difficult questions to answer…what would you have said?

I’ve just become Writer in Residence at the Hysteria Writing Competition run each year by the The Hysterectomy Association. One of my first duties was to answer a lot of … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

International Writers in Residence Program where you get to keep the house

This is the most exciting and original literary project I’ve ever heard of and its aim is to heal a broken city. Detroit – home of Motown, Hip Hop,  and … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 3 Comments