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February 16, 2021
Workshop with Dialect Writers

Workshops - Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7pm - 9pm  Are you looking for a space to share work and get feedback? Dialect writers have four spots available on their monthly Tuesday evening workshops. In the first hour, there are some themed writing prompts, and in the second hour they feedback on work that has […]

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February 16, 2021
Steel Jackdaw Submissions Open

Steel Jackdaw is a new arts magazine, which celebrates creative expression and promotes positive environmental and social change. The first edition is raising 100% of its profits to charity, ClientEarth, and international environmental charity and local charity The Nelson Trust. Edition 2 is now open for submission by creatives and artists of any discipline, including […]

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February 3, 2021
Superlative Literary Journal Accepting Submissions

Superlative, The Short Story Literary Journal, publishes quality work by aspiring short story writers, in order to promote new, developing authors and the art of the short story to readers worldwide. They work closely with developing writers so that, when they publish their work, it is of the highest standard. Superlative are currently accepting submissions […]

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January 27, 2021
Stroud Short Stories Open for Submissions

STROUD SHORT STORIES OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS Stroud Short Stories, this year celebrating its 10th birthday, is open for submissions from Gloucs & South Gloucs writers from 29 Jan to 21 March. Ten stories will be chosen for their authors to read at our event, which will either be on YouTube or at the Cotswold Playhouse, […]

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January 25, 2021
Mentoring with Dialect Writers

Dialect Writers have announced a mentoring scheme that aims to give a boost to those who are working towards their first novel / short story collection / poetry pamphlet / poetry collection. 4 emerging writers will be matched with one of 4 mentors (Fiona Benson, Mahsuda Snaith, Melanie Golding and Pascale Petit) to work intensively […]

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January 15, 2021
Follow the Sun Literature and Writing Conference 28-30th Jan

On 28th-30th January, an exciting new online literature and writing conference, Follow the Sun, will take place across the globe. The event is run by Paper Nations, Transnational Literature, and the research center for Transcultural Creativity and Education (TRACE).  Follow the Sun is a literary festival-meets-conference, a summit of citizens from around the world embarking […]

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January 12, 2021
Christine Griffin's 'Once Upon a Time'

Christine Griffin's story, 'Once Upon a Time', was runner-up in Writing Magazine's short story competition.   Click here to view the winners and shortlist, and to read stories.

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January 8, 2021
Waymarks by Gill Garrett

Gill Garrett, a previous GWN committee member and winner of the GWN poetry prize in 2013 and 2016, has a new collection out with Graffiti Books. Waymarks is available directly from Gill for £7.00 plus £2.00 postage and packing. Please contact her at gillgarrettbooks@gmail.com

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January 6, 2021
Resilience 2020 Anthology

The 2020 prose and poetry anthology, 'Resilience', has been published by Dean Writers Circle. Featuring prose writers and poets who either live in or have a close connection with the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, they know first hand the long history of resilience of the people, the flora and fauna, and the […]

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January 6, 2021
Photo Competition Winners!

Congratulations to our seasonal photography competition winners: Four Winter Trees at Eventide (Caroline Summerfield)     Caroline is the author of the Gloucestershire-inspired play, 'The Tree Charter Tapestry', which celebrates our ancient woodlands and forests, and the deep connection which we all share with Nature. The recording of the production, at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, […]

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December 9, 2020
Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Winter Photo Competition

Can you capture the essence of this time of year in a photograph?   We are running a fun competition to celebrate all that is beautiful, intriguing, interesting, quirky or unusual about our county at this time of year. If you feel you have a winner, send it to us by 31st December 2020, and […]

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December 9, 2020
Poetry by Iris Anne Lewis

Three poems by Iris Anne Lewis have been published in the Winter 2020 issue of The High Window. The poems ‘Autumn Migration’, ’November’ and, ‘Carol’ all have seasonal themes, and may be read here. Click on Iris’s name in the list of poets. Iris was also November's feature poet in the Silver Branch series of […]

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