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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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Of Earth And Sky

The Gloucester Culture Trust are starting a new project called Of Earth And Sky, which is a city wide art installation featuring words and poetry…

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New Poetry Collection by Derek Healy

Gloucestershire poet Derek Healy (recently exiled to the Malverns) has just had his second full length collection published. Called "Home", it is…

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Buzzwords Poetry Competition

Situation depending, Buzzwords' monthly meet will not recommence until September at the earliest. However, the Buzzwords poetry competition is…

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Perspectives Magazine

Perspectives magazine, produced by Cheltenham Arts Council, has some fascinating articles about the arts in Cheltenham and the effects of Lockdown.…

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Competition Deadline Coming Up Fast

The Gloucestershire Writers' Network 2020 Competition deadline is fast approaching. Submit your prose or poetry by midnight, 12th July 2020 for your…

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Kathryn Alderman Reviews ‘Hex’ by Jennie Farley

Kathryn Alderman reviews Hex by Jennie Farley in Ink Sweat and Tears, the poetry and prose webzine, exploring poetry that takes the reader on a…

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Cheryl Burman’s Free Fantasy Trilogy

Cheryl is a Gloucestershire-based writer who has recently re-launched her fantasy trilogy, Guardians of the Forest. It is free to download on kindle…

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Alison Mace’s second poetry collection

Alison's first collection, Man at the Ice House, was published in December 2019. Her second collection is now due to be published by Dempsey &…

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Oh Crumbs!

Oh Crumbs, the regular spoken word/story telling/performance event based in the Forest of Dean, continues its online live version with an open mic…

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Resilience Anthology for the Dean and Wye Valley community

Resilience, ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’. Your chance to be published! Deadline is 31st July 2020. Dean Writers…

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Have your short fiction published

Based in Gloucestershire, Superlative, The Short Story Literary Journal, publishes quality work by aspiring short story writers, in order to promote…

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