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The Early Bird Catches the Worm: November Writing Competitions
Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 by The following list consists of links to submission calendars for UK and International writing competitions. These links will be regularly updated. Please note that none have been verified by Virtual Writers, Inc. and we can, therefore, take no responsibility for them. You are advised to research heavily before applying. If you can recommend any good comp...
General Writing Competitions (International, US and UK)
Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 by The following list consists of links to submission calendars for UK and International writing competitions. These links will be regularly updated. Please note that none have been verified by Virtual Writers, Inc. and we can, therefore, take no responsibility for them. You are advised to research heavily before applying. If you can recommend any good compet...
The Early Bird Catches the Worm: October Writing Competitions
Published on Thursday, October 13, 2011 by The following list consists of links to submission calendars for UK and International writing competitions. These links will be regularly updated. Please note that none have been verified by Virtual Writers, Inc. and we can, therefore, take no responsibility for them. You are advised to research heavily before applying. If you can recommend any good competit...
Writers’ News: New Online Venture from Penguin
Published on Monday, September 5, 2011 by Book Country is a new free online venture from the Penguin Group. Although currently in beta mode, it looks promising. According to the website, "Book Country is a place where readers and writers of genre fiction come together to read original fiction, post work or comments, and make a name for themselves. Our free community is a creative and supportive space where fi...
UK Digital Books Sales
Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 by According to the Publishers Association, UK digital book sales in 2010 increased from £4m to £16m from total book sales of £3.1bn....
Free Online Short Story Workshop
Published on Thursday, April 28, 2011 by This intensive, month-long workshop, devised to toss participants head first into the process of writing a short story (1k – 10/20k words), begins Wednesday 4th May at 5pm PST and continues every Wednesday until month’s end. Each week we will tackle a different ingredient so participants learn how to construct a short story, much like baking a cake. Areas...
100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge
Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by 100 Word Stories has a fabulous weekly challenge to get your brain cells tingling. Participation is easy, simply follow these guidelines: Go to this site and look for the most recent topic. Write a 100 word story on that topic Record that story using whatever voice recording/editing software you have Send the text and sound file to isfullofcrap (at) gmail.co...
Grey Hen Press Poetry Competition
Published on Monday, April 18, 2011 by Seeking submissions from female poets over 60 for their 2011 competition. First prize is £100, with subsequent second and third prizes of £50 and £25. Deadline is 30 April. For more details visit their website....
Writers’ News: The Writers’ Bureau Short Story Competition
Published on Friday, April 15, 2011 by The Writers' Bureau Short Story Competition has a whopping £500 up for grabs. Runner up prizes are £300 for second place, £200 for third and £100 for fourth place. Entries of up to 2,000 words, should be original, unpublished works on any theme. Deadline is 30th June. For more details visit their website....
Writers’ News: Finish Your Novel with Norwich Writers’ Centre
Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011 by Want to finish that novel you have kicking around at the back of your wardrobe? Well, Norwich Writers' Centre could be your answer. Published novelist, Rachel Hore, will be holding her Writing a Novel Masterclass on 21st May. The workshop, designed for intermediate/advanced writers, will run from 10am-4pm at a cost of £60. The day-long class will explore the de...
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