The go-to place for writers in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire
Signpost 'cotswold way'

2021 Competition winners and event

Read More

Welcome to our website

Gloucestershire Writers’ Network is the hub for all writers and writing groups in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. We aim to be the ‘go to place’ for Gloucestershire writers – providing a central platform to communicate news, views, what’s on and competitions etc.

If you have information on forthcoming events, courses, readings or open mics that deserve a wider audience, 
we’d love to hear from you.
We will upload relevant information as quickly as we can to help market and communicate your events.

Do you have a story to tell? Perhaps you have recently won a competition or have a book launch on the horizon – our News and Events Calendar section will keep GWN members abreast of local events and encourage attendance and access to all things creative. Please contact us on

Happy writing!


We run an annual competition in conjunction with The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, the winners of which have the opportunity to read their work at the GWN Prizewinners event. Visit the competition section of the website for the latest updates, where you also have the option to purchase pamphlets from previous winners.


The latest News & Reviews

'He went about doing good’: the life of Dr Edward Thomas Wilson of Cheltenham (1832-1918)
Wilson is a very familiar name in Cheltenham, because of Edward, father and son. The son, the Antarctic explorer who perished with Scott, is better known, but the father, after whom the modern art gallery is named, had a much greater effect on the Victorian town, as medical pioneer, cultural polymat...
Read More
Gloucester Tales podcast and the Great Gloucester Novel
Series three of Jarek Adams' Gloucester Tales podcast is now live, featuring stories from the Arts Council funded Great Gloucester Novel project. In 2015, Gloucester writer Andrew Thorn worked with 16 groups of people across the city to create 16 short stories, which were then used as the inspiratio...
Read More
NewBohemians@CharltonKings Christmas Party
We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Party on Friday 10 December at 7.30 pm is going ahead as planned. There will be a recital of Christmas music, poetry, songs with guitar accompaniment, and a Christmas Quiz (with prizes!) Members of the audience are invited to share a poem (maybe on a C...
Read More
Steel Jackdaw Edition 5
Indie arts magazine, Steel Jackdaw, started by Jason Conway, will open its submission window for Edition 5 from 1st December 2021 to 6th January 2022. Edition 5 will be published as a digital edition on 26th January. The magazine welcomes all forms of creative expression for consideration, including...
Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    Follow us on Twitter

    A mysterious photograph leads to a dark obsession in the latest episode of Penny Dreadfuls from the Moth Sanctuary.

    Listen for free on @spotifypodcasts @ApplePodcasts @podbeancom or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Are you completely gripped by #CloseToMe? Can’t wait to find out what happens next? The ebook edition of @amandareynoldsj’s gripping thriller which the TV series is based on is currently just 99p for a limited time:

    Load More...
    © 2021 Gloucestershire Writers' Network. All rights reserved
    The go-to place for writers in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire
    magnifiercrossmenu-circlecross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram