Brian Blessed and Bill Bryson star in the largest Althorp Literary Festival to date

  The 13th Althorp Literary Festival will take place from 30 June to 3 July, with ‘originality’ as its theme As well as actor and raconteur Brian Blessed and Bill Bryson, who is the UK’s bestselling non-fiction author, the line-up will also feature: • James Bond and Sherlock Holmes author and creator of Foyle’s War,…

Creative writing competition: The 2016 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

  Carve magazine’s prestigious annual competition, now in its 16th year, invites international entries The competition is for literary fiction up to 6,000 words. The first prize is $1,500. There are second and third prizes of $500 and $250 and two Editor’s Choice prizes of $125. The winners will be published in October’s edition of…

Plan your competition year with WM’s Competition Special, free with the October issue!

  The latest issue of Writing Magazine includes your free supplement, with over 200 competitions to enter and £570,000 to be won in writing prizes There are competitions in it for short stories, poems, scripts, screenplays, complete novels and more, so whatever kind of writing you do, there’ll be something for you to enter. If…