• Are you an unpublished working class prose writer trying to get into print? Novelist, Kit de Waal, is editing an anthology to give new working class writers a platform. Click here to find out more.

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Young Writers' Groups

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Solstice Prize 2017

Our Short Story & Poetry Prize for Young Writers aged between 10 and 17 years old.

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Opportunities

Common People - An Anthology of Working Class Writing

Are you an unpublished working class prose writer trying to get into print? Novelist, Kit de Waal, is editing an anthology to give new working class writers a platform. Inspired by a shared concern that working class voices are increasingly absent from the pages of books and newspapers, Kit de Waal has come together with Unbound, Writing East Midlands and the other writing development agencies, to publish new writers alongside established writers and to provide a development programme. Read More

2018 £15,000 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

We are seeking entries from published, unpublished and young authors for the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Awards range from £1,500 - £15,000. Submissions will be accepted from writers of any nationality, writing in English.Read More

Agent Surgery with Jenny Savill from ANA Ltd

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Writing Fantastic Plots and Players

An afternoon session on how to construct great plots and characters, with a special emphasis on science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing.Read More

Writing Fantastic Tales

An afternoon writing workshop for authors looking to write fantasy, science-fiction or horror tales - ideal for beginners or those looking for a refresher!Read More

Highlighting Horror: Crime, Thriller and Chiller Day

A packed day of panels, Q+A, talks and much more for fans of the darker side of crime and thriller fiction.Read More

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