Winning writers at Swanwick Writers Summer School

WM met some of the winning writers from our annual competition in association with Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. Pictured below are (l-r): Pam Keevil, winner, writing for children; Janet Newman, runner-up, writing for children; Veronica Bright, winner, short story; Hazel Prior, third place, writing for children; Susannah White, winner, poetry. Read the winning entries in…

Creative writing submissions: Popshot Magazine – Adventure issue

The bi-annual illustrated literary magazine is inviting poems and short stories for its next issuePopshot Magazine champions new writing and illustration, and since its launch in 2008 has established a strong reputation for quality writing. The most recent Popshot, published in September, was The Curious Issue.Popshot – The Adventure Issue will be published in April….

Have you got your copy of the August issue of Writing Magazine yet?

  The latest issue is jam-packed with creative writing advice and tips and leads on how to get your writing published and make money from it There’s something in August’s Writing Magazine for every writer, from advice from our star interview, Forward Prize-winning poet, novelist and lecturer in creative writing Kei Miller, to updates on…


Inspiration Month: Day 1

Throughout the month of June, we’ll be posting you a daily creative writing prompt. Sometimes these will be a single word, sometimes a storyline to follow. It might be an exercise, it might be an idea to get you started. Make sure you check back every day for your new prompt, and let us know…

Win £20,000 and publication in The Daily Mail First Novel Competition

  An unpublished novelist will win a £20,000 advance, publication with Penguin Random House and representation by literary agent Luigi Bonomi The Daily Mail First Novel Competition is free to enter. Entries may be in any genre for adult readers. Luigi Bonomi (pictured) advises writers to pay particular attention to the beginning of their book….