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Poems In Practice
As you write your poems it is worth remembering that they might be read by others. They may well be read silently off the page, or it is possible that they may be read aloud at a poetry gathering. Always remember as you write them that the words you
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In The Running
The longlist has been announced for William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. Following the 2019 triple crown win by Duncan Hamilton, this year’s longlist doesn’t feature any previous winners. The shortlist was due to be announced on 27 October, wi
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UK Book Market
Lume Books is an independent publisher based in London, seeking to publish stories that illuminate new thoughts and ideas. Their name reflects the brightness they try to bring to the publishing world (Lume is Latin for light), being symbolic of chang
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Encourage Humanity
FableCroft Publishing is an Australian independent press of speculative fiction. The editorial team has been ‘so tipped upside down and shaken in ways we could barely have imagined, except perhaps in the post-apocalyptic and dystopic worlds of story.
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Flashes
Henshaw Short Story Competition runs every three months, and is for stories of up to 2,000 words. Prizes are £200, £100 and £50. The entry fee is £6. To allow for the Christmas holiday, the closing date for the December competition is 6 January 2021.
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Welcome
What’s your writing routine? It’s a common question in these pages, and for good reason. Finding the right environment, setting, time of day, even equipment, can make all the difference between settling down for a cracking session and gazing into a b
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A Lame Joke
1st place £200 Gavin, an adopted Yorkshireman, has a lovely wife, three daft mutts and a soon-to-be-wed daughter. After 35 years arranging words onto signs, vehicles and assorted designs, he is now trying to coax the tricky rascals into his first cri
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A Load Of Old Trope – HORROR
Recently in these pages we explored tropes within fantasy, and that core concept that tropes exist within every genre. However, as a long-term horror fan, on a personal level I find them more jarring when I see them in that field. I don’t necessarily
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Go for Gregory
The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition, held annually by Munster Literature Centre, has a €2,000 first prize. The competition is for original, unpublished and unbroadcast poems, up to forty lines. The winner’s prize is €2,000, a feat
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A Prizewinning Takeaway
Julie Ma is the winner of Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller 2020. Julie’s prize is a publishing deal with Welbeck Editions worth at least £10,000. Julie lives in Wales and runs her family’s Chinese takeaway, which is reflected in her winning n
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Introductions
The American Travel + Leisure magazine is one of the world’s leading travel and tourism journals, offering inspiring themed coverage of destinations and holidays, ie adventure travel, solo travel, weekend getaways, luxury holidays, etc. Its coverage,
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UK Fiction Market
Publishing commercial fiction, especially crime and mystery fiction, London based independent publisher Joffe Books will also consider historical fiction and romance novels. Encouraged to submit and have their voices heard are writers of colour, LGTB
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Shelf Life
by Hans Christian Andersen ‘I was an avid reader from a young age, and while I was really social and loved playing in the street with my friends, when I was inside I devoured books. There was something so powerful about a story’s ability to transport
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Matthew Ross
Writing what you know is something Matthew Ross, this month’s debut author, took to heart when penning his first crime novel, Death of a Painter (published by indie publisher Red Dog Press in April 2020). Having worked in and around the building and
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Flashes
Each year’s Nine Dots Prize offers a $100,000 prize and Cambridge University Press book deal for the best response to a different question. This year’s question is: ‘What does it mean to be young in an ageing world?’ Entrants must respond in 3,000 wo
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Barker’s Back
Five years after his last novel The Scarlet Gospels, British horror icon, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker announced his return on Twitter: In two tweets he announced not one, but five new books: ‘Guys! I’m here! I’m back! It’s been a long silence
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Global Literary Market
Agni is a literary magazine founded in 1972 and based at Boston University. It has been described by PEN as being known, ‘among readers around the world for publishing important new writers early in their careers…’ The print edition is published bian
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Global Non-fiction Market
Hippocampus is a multi-strand publisher focusing entirely on creative non-fiction. Not, note, poetry or fiction. • Hippocampus Magazine has a mission ‘to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction’. ‘Each issue features
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The World Of Writing
Mega-selling Sharpe creator Bernard Cornwell became a novelist as he couldn’t get a green card. He had left his job as the BBC’s Northern Ireland head of current affairs to move Stateside in pursuit of his future wife, telling her, ‘Don’t worry darli
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In Summary
First, let’s talk about the punctuation. It’s clear from the piece that the writer doesn’t know the rules. This is a problem. Sentences with incorrect punctuation simply don’t make sense and become unreadable. In some cases here, there are also impor
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The Magic Touch
READ THE STORY AT: http://writ.rs/themagicshop This month’s story, The Magic Shop by HG Wells, features a number of contrasts. The story is narrated by an adult character, let’s call him ‘Father’, who is accompanied by his son Gip. So we’re seeing th
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Global Specfic Market
Little Blue Marble is a new Canadian zine in the old crusading style. The editorial team want us to wake up and save our planet. ‘Because there is, at the moment, only one little blue marble for all of us, our goal is to bring greater awareness of th
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The quarterly Cranked Anvil Flash Fiction Competition for 500-word stories closes on 30 November. Prizes each quarter are £100 and £25, with publication of both winning stories. Writers may enter up to two original, unpublished, stories, no longer th
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The British Haiku Society is inviting entries in three categories – haiku, tanka and haibun – for the BHS Awards 2020. The competition is international. All entries must be original and unpublished. Prizes are £125 and £50 in each category. The entry
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Permanent Change
It has been clearly illustrated in recent months just how important holidays are to many (most?) of us. Maybe it was ever thus, but the media has been full of stories of holidays postponed, cancelled, curtailed in progress and more and just how much
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What If…my Publisher Goes Out Of Business?
Find out what the SoA could do for you at www.societyofauthors.org and get 15 months for the price of 12 with the code WRITINGMAG As the health crisis continues to take its toll on all sectors, including publishing and the creative industries, many w
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Under The Covers An Elephant On The Head
You know that feeling you get when you’ve had your hair done and walk into a room expecting compliments (or at least comments) but get nothing? Once when I was in my twenties, I had my hair bleached blonde. Before the appointment my hair was fairly d
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Keep Your Options OPEN
The annual open poetry competition in Writing Magazine allows writers the luxury of choosing their best poem to enter, regardless of its subject and form, the line limit providing the only restriction. With the freedom to let your imagination wander
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Create A New World
New World Theatre is aiming to challenge systemic racism ‘through the power of writing and theatre’ and is inviting black writers to submit monologues reflecting their lives for an anthology to be entitled 08:46. This is roughly the length of time an
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