Here you can find information about online groups, projects and exercises to keep you engaged with writing during this period of isolation. Please email admin@gloswriters.org.uk if you have anything you’d like us to add to this page.

Free Poetry Study Course

Beginning 20/04/20, free unseen poetry study course. Improve your analysis and creative writing skills. Click here for more information.

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Stay at Home! Literary Festival

Check out the Stay at Home! Literary Festival here!

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Gloucestershire-based Short Story Literary Journal

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. We work closely with developing writers so that, when we publish their work, it is well-crafted and polished. By providing free editing services, we hope to nurture emerging talent and newly-established writers, and to keep writing alive for future generations. Take advantage of time spent indoors by getting your stories published! Click here for more information. Click here for journal submission guidelines. Click here for competition submission guidelines.

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‘Life in Isolation’ Live Public Journal

'Life in Isolation' is a live public journal and online community which aims to bring people together in a positive way, as we navigate the global challenges of COVID-19, and a very uncertain future. Never before have we faced such a transformational way of life. As British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan once said in 1957: Britons 'have never had it so good' and now we’re being asked to do without, stay indoors, socially distance ourselves from friends and relatives and put our lives and businesses on hold. This is the ultimate leveler for humankind; so how are we really going to cope? ‘Life in Isolation’ aims to document real stories, from real people, how we adapt and develop, and how we overcome the obstacles we face when living in isolation, whilst celebrating the true human spirit across the nation as we learn to cope with a new way of living. WE ARE LOOKING FOR WRITERS, JOURNALISTS, STORYTELLERS AND THE PUBLIC TO DOCUMENT THE HIGHS, THE LOWS, THE STRESSES AND STRUGGLES,…

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Online Novel Writing Course

Now may be the perfect time to write that novel you've always wanted to publish! Click here for Amanda's online novel writing course.

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Free Short Story Writing Course

Toby has been teaching at Birkbeck College, London, for 10 years. This is a Course for complete beginners, or those who have written a little, or those who have written quite a bit but want to go back to the start and get better. The Lessons are all online right now. There’s no need to sign up. Click here to begin the first lesson.

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Under 18’s Poetry Anthology

Does your child write poetry? Would they like to have their work published? Gloucestershire's new poet laureate is compiling an under 18's poetry anthology, set to launch in October 2020 - further details to follow. The themes are: Climate Change The Changing Face of Britain Life in Gloucestershire To be considered, please send poems to z.dicks@hotmail.co.uk

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