Are you still thinking about entering The Bournemouth Writing Prize? Poetry Judge, the wonderful poet Antony Dunn, has shared some hints about what makes a good poem, and what he is looking for. Watch here.
Click here to watch Ansa Khan Khattak, one of the The Bournemouth Writing Prize judges, share her thoughts on what makes a great short story. Short story entries can be on any theme, and in any genre. The only stipulation is that they are less than 3000 words. For more information on how to enter, click here . And don’t forget… View Post
Fresher Publishing’s Editorial Director, Emma Scattergood, talks to last year’s poetry winner Sigrid Daniel about her writing journey and the very personal backstory to Sigrid’s winning poem, Brother. Click here to listen to the interview and Sigrid reading Brother. Or click here to just listen to Brother.
We are delighted to welcome United Agents’ literary agent Sophie Scard to the judging panel of this year’s Bournemouth Writing Prize. Sophie, whose clients include Tessa Hadley, Susannah Dickey and Chris Brookmyre, is no stranger to writing competitions as she has judged the White Review Short Story Prize three times, and co-runs the Pat Kavanagh Prize. “I am interested in… View Post
Some resources for you to get that inspiration flowing and creativity showing! Here you will have links to various online content to prompt you on your writing journey, giving you various activities and writing exercises. National Literacy Trust gives you lots of teacher/parent resources to try out with children of all ages, you can find their website here. They also… View Post
This year’s Writing Wizardry competition has a special, new prize which will be awarded to the best story entered by a Dorset-based writer. All children from Dorset who enter the Writing Wizardry Competition this year will immediately be considered for the special prize by judges, with the final decision being made by the award-winning children’s author Maz Evans, who also… View Post