Flashtag Manchester Short Story Slam

“A real literary treat” – Didsbury Life After the success of the Northern Quarter’s first-ever Short Short Story Slam in April, writing collective Flashtag Manchester are bringing their flash fiction fight back to the bright lights of the city centre for a second bout. The next slam takes place on Tuesday 8 July, 7.30pm, at […]

Writing Root And Claw

Writing Root And Claw:  A Weekend Workshop with Susan Richardson & Em Strang 17-19 October 2014, Haybergill Centre, Cumbria Come along to a stimulating weekend of writing and discussion around ecological themes. What does it mean to write nature poetry in the 21st century? How do we express wildness? Is it possible to speak for […]

Young Writers Residential at the Wordsworth Trust

On the 11th – 14th of April the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere is running the Dorothy Wordsworth Festival which is a series of workshops and events celebrating women’s poetry. This year they are offering three young Cumbrians aged 14-18 the opportunity to join them for a residential over the weekend to attend sessions and produce […]

Free Reads

We’ve been allocated a number of Free Reads by The Literary Consultancy! If you write prose, poetry, short stories or scripts, and you’re on a low income, you could be given a free professional critique of your manuscript. Please see submission rules at the bottom of the page. We will then choose the manuscripts we […]

Popshot Magazine: ‘Journeys’ submissions

Popshot is now open for literary submissions for its eleventh issue. They’re looking for original, thought-provoking writing that will address the theme, and capture the imagination of their readers. * The theme is ‘Journeys’. * Poems must be no more than 25 lines. * Short fiction must be no more than 3,000 words. * Send […]

Cumbria Young Writers Awards 2014

Anne Pierson CUMBRIA YOUNG WRITERS AWARDS 2014   Words by the Water Literature Festival Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Saturday 8 March 2014  11.00 a.m. Introduction CYW Patron Melvyn Bragg Guest Speaker Blake Morrison award-winning author and Professor of Creative Writing Goldsmiths, University of London   Theme ‘Time’   Closing date for entries Sunday 12 […]