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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Photo Competition Winners!

Congratulations to our seasonal photography competition winners: Four Winter Trees at Eventide (Caroline Summerfield)   Four Winter Trees at…

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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,…

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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’…

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Going Up Camborne Hill by Selwyn Morgan

Selwyn Morgan of Somewhere Else Writers has recently published the novel Going up Camborne Hill. The novel, an extended family saga, spans several…

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Covid-inspired Poetry Anthology

Frank McMahon from Cirencester has had three poems published in a Covid-inspired anthology entitled, Can you hear the people sing?, published by…

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Gloucestershire Writers and Performers

Frances March’s poetry was specially commended in Freedom from Torture’s recent 'Resilience' competition. Belinda Rimmer is a runner-up in the…

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‘Take It By The Line’ by Chloë Jacquet

Black Eyes Publishing UK have recently released Chloë Jacquet's first poetry collection, entitled 'Take It By The Line', which includes some of her…

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Natural Causes – Poetry and Prose 1994 – 2019 (W. E. Holloway)

Shurdington-based writer, Bill Holloway, has recently published Natural Causes – Poetry and Prose 1994 – 2019. The book is a mixture of light and…

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Dialect Autumn Workshops

This November, we are delighted to be welcoming award-winning writers Liz Berry, Louisa Adjoa Parker, Alice Jolly and Fiona Benson to bring you…

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GWN 2020 Winners’ Event

On Sunday 4th October we celebrated the successful entries to our poetry and prose competition, on the theme of “My World,” at The Times and The…

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Superlative

The Gloucestershire-based literary journal, Superlative, has selected its winners and contributors for its 2020 'New Beginnings' short story…

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Christine Griffin

Christine Griffin's poem, 'Naming Words', was published in the September edition of Snakeskin. Click here to view it.

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New Stroud Writing Group

Are you writing a work of fiction, or maybe a novel or collection of short stories? Would you like to be part of a weekly online writing group - one…

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Free Zoom Writing Workshops in September

Isolation restrictions are easing in many places, but not in others. So, isolated or not, The Roses Theatre Feel Good Festival are running a 2 free…

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‘In Search of You’, by Patsy Freeman

A local author from Nailsworth, Patsy Freeman, has recently published In Search of You - letters to a daughter, described as: 'Heart-felt, courageous…

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Children’s Book Written during Lockdown – Sophie Ferguson

The lockdown has been a very difficult time for so many but there have been some important positives and I think it is good for us all to acknowledge…

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Somewhere Else Writers (Cirencester)

Somewhere Else Writers in Cirencester have recommenced weekly meetings on Wednesday afternoons.   Enquiries about membership to:…

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Iris Anne Lewis – Poet

Iris Anne Lewis has had poems published in ARTEMISpoetry Issue 24 ("Signet Ring") and Black Bough’s Deep Time Anthology Volume 1 ("Swan Song in the…

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Paper Nations Call for Contributions

Paper Nations is launching a new call out for contributions to its Writing for All Greenbook. We want to learn more about the UK’s offline and online…

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Superlative Short Story Literary Journal

Superlative is an annual short story literary magazine: the 2020 submission deadline is Monday 31st August. £100 cash prize and publication in the…

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Shooter Literary Magazine

Shooter Literary Magazine's 2020 Poetry Competition is now open to poetry of any theme/style, up to 100 lines max. Entry fee of £3 per poem or £8 for…

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Ten Short and Tall Stories from Glocuester

Recently published on Kindle by Steve White, Ten Short and Tall Stories from Gloucester is available for purchase on kindle. '...funny, sad, horrific…

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First Prize for Christine Griffin

Congratulations to Christine! Her poem, ‘Camera Obscura’, was awarded first prize in the Evesham Festival of Words Poetry Competition.

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Sharing is Caring

In times like these, sometimes it feels like there is nothing but bad news. Julie Nancy has recently shared her story with us; a heart-warming,…

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The George Floyd Short Story Competition

Nottingham Writers' Studio (UK) have recently launched 'Black Lives: The George Floyd Short Story Competition' to increase diversity in publishing…

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Lockdown Exploits

When lockdown began, my husband Peter and I knew we had a chance to put a long-held ambition into practice; to draw together all the tools and…

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