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Cherie’s Top Tips
• Never query until you’re sure that you are submitting the best possible version of your story. This usually means that you’ve edited your manuscript several times and had people (outside of your very proud best friend and adoring mom) read and crit
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Stranger Danger
‘I was a features writer at my local newspaper, The Chester Chronicle, when I was contacted by Janet Holt from Derbyshire, asking if I could help her to write her life story,’ writes subscriber Helen Parker. ‘She sent me an initial lovely, light-hear
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A Whisper Away From Magic
What could be more exciting than discovering new worlds and realities which are only a whisper away from our own? Three authors discuss their very different world-jumping books. The Wild Way Home tells the story of two very different children: Charli
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Be The Best For Bristol
The 2021 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The competition, which is run in association with Tangent Books, has a first prize of £1,000. There is a second prize of £500, and a third prize of £250. Seventeen further shortlisted writers wi
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Tales From The Booksellers
Deep Overstock began simply as a journal to support booksellers who dreamed of writing. The editorial team, booksellers themselves, wanted to help their fellow frustrated writers. From this beginning grew the small press which now issues a quarterly
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From East Anglia to the Middle East
Laxfield Literary Associates, working in association with Blake Friedman Agency, represents Norfolk and Suffolk writers, authors from under-represented backgrounds, and of particular interest, authors based in Africa and the Middle East. At the time
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Imogen Taylor publishing director, Tinder Press
‘When I read the submission draft of How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, I was drawn by the immediacy of Lala’s story, the awful brutality that she, her mother and grandmother all endure in different ways, and their stoicism and honesty and ca
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Cautiously Tiptoeing…
‘We (Anne Forrest and Judy Price), both left school at fifteen with little opportunity for further education until decades later when Judith studied for a BA, and Anne for a Masters, in English Literature with Creative Writing at Wales’ Bangor Univer
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21 for 2021
For many of us, 2020 is not a year that we’re going to recall with a great deal of fondness – in fact, I’ll bet that most people will be pretty glad to see this one vanish in the rear-view mirror. But as one year ends another begins, and with that co
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Flashes
Bridgend Writers’ Circle Annual Open Competition offers £100, £50 and £30 prizes for short stories, 1,500-1,800 words. Entry fee is £5, £2.50 each additional, and the closing date is 1 March. Website: www.bridgendwriters.org Bloomsbury has acquired t
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A Team Effort With This Publisher
Welcoming unsolicited proposals for non-fiction and children’s books Gill Books work closely with new and more experienced writers to firstly discuss their project its viability and the develop of the manuscript. Their collaborative team will then co
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Write for Penn
Founded in 1951, The Penn Review is the oldest continuously published literary magazine at the University of Pennsylvania and the editorial team aim to make it the best. The team publish literary and visual arts, in the form of original poetry, ficti
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Broad Strokes
There’s a natural tendency in most writers to want to get things right from the very first word, when all we need to be doing is scoping out scenes and building our basic storyline – doing the groundwork, if you like. Like all groundwork, it won’t lo
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Lockdown Result
‘As we enter a new year we all doubtless look back on a very different kind of year from what we expected and wanted,’ writes Patrick Forsyth. ‘As one of Writing Magazine’s regular contributors, I’ve certainly used some of my lockdown time constructi
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Legal Deposit
When it comes to the business of writing, it doesn’t get much better than seeing your book in print. And if you’ve chosen the self-publishing route, then chances are you will encounter many challenges along the way. But our responsibilities as an aut
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Fairway To Success
Harriet Shephard is the editor of the online Women & Golf magazine. ‘Women & Golf is a thirty-year-old brand focused on women’s golf, from crowd level to amateur,’ said Harriet. ‘We cover tournaments, but also subjects that affect club golfers, inclu
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Don’t Lose The Plot
If you are reading a book series over a long period of time as each new volume comes out, it is easy to forget what’s happened before. UK website Recaptains offer a solution, with a mission statement to ‘saving series one book at a time’. The site of
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Get On Board With Skyhorse
The Skyhorse Publishing editorial team call themselves ‘the fastest-growing small publisher in America’. They aim to ‘work hard, move fast, have fun, make money, and change lives for the better by publishing superior books on a wide range of topics f
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Welcome
In all my years writing these letters as my Last Job for the month, I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite as relieved as I am this month to be able to say Happy New Year. As usual for this first issue of the year, we’ve canvassed some of our industry in
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WIN! £500 IN CASH PRIZES & PUBLICATION
£250 TO BE WON Banish the memory of 2020 with this month’s competition, as we ask you for stories exploring the theme ‘new start’. The winner will receive £20 0 and publication in Writing Magazine, with £50 and publication online for the runner-up. T
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Characters Coming Through
‘The two highlights of my lockdown life have been: the arrival of my copy of Writing Magazine, welcomed like an old and trusted friend, and the publication of Fame & Fortune, the eighth book in The Victorian Detectives series, writes subscriber Carol
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Zoe Caldwell
A big advantage for any writer is knowing the kind of story they want to tell. And Zoe Caldwell, debut crime thriller author of Predator (Bloodhound Books), certainly did that. ‘The story,’ says Zoe, a copywriter and former journalist, ’is based arou
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Coin For Bits
The Block describes itself as the leading research, analysis and news brand ‘in the digital asset space’. Founded in 2018 and based in NYC, The Block’s team is spread across seven time zones, covers global cryptocurrencies and stories about blockchai
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Introductions
London-based Anamot Press is looking for submissions for its first anthology on queer experiences across borders and other stories told with no shame. Submit original, unpublished poems (up to three) and essays and short stories up to 3,000 words. Se
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Lockdown Lit
The Cheshire Prize for Literature 2020 is inviting entries. This year’s competition for Cheshire writers is for writing themed around all aspects of the pandemic. There are four entry categories: short stories up to 1,500 words; poems up to 100 lines
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The World Of Writing
Gertrude Trevelyan is not exactly a household name these days but she was a literary sensation after the publication of her debut, Appius and Virginia, in 1932. The story of a forty-year-old single woman who vows to bring up a baby orangutan Appius a
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Lockdown Recipes
WINNER £200 Rosy Adams lives in Aberystwyth with her husband and their four children and pets. She graduated as a mature student from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in 2017 with a MArts in Creative Writing. She works part time as a sport
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A Dark Stroke Of Fortune
‘I am very proud to announce the publication of my debut horror novel, Deep Level, and it’s all thanks to Writing Magazine,’ writes subscriber Rhydderch Wilson. ‘In April 2019 I wrote to WM asking if there was still a market for novellas. You publish
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Local History
Each local area has its unique history. There are many aspects that can be explored, such as individuals, the community and its development, events, buildings and landscapes. Hence, local history research can provide fascinating material for both fic
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Fate-full!
Spirit & Destiny magazine (Bauer) are currently closed to fiction submissions. Features editor, Tracie Couper said, ‘I have a fair few commissioned Spiritual Fictions still to use and therefore feel it wouldn’t be fair to commission any more right no
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