The GWN News June 2021
Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter.
The Gloucestershire Writers’ Network Writing Competition 2021
Supported by The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
There is still time to enter our competition.
Closing Date: 30th June
Prose Judge: Debbie Young. Entries up to 750 words.
Poetry Judge: Carrie Etter. Entries up to 50 lines
Full details www.gloswriters.org.uk
Writing Places, Writing Faces
Has your writing group started to meet up again? Have you had a change of venue? Let us know and we can put it in our newsletter and on the website so that other writers can find you.
Writer’s News and Successes
1.Erbacce Pamphlet Competition
Frank McMahon from Somewhere Else Writers in Cirencester has just received a Highly Commended recognition in this year's event.
He was one of 100 from a total entry field in excess of 12,500.
His poems will be published in Journal 68 of Erbacce.
2.The Roundhouse’s Poetry Slam
Open to young poets, aged 18-25. An opportunity to showcase your talent in front of a live audience and to win a cash prize.
Apply: Poetry Slam Call Out
3.The Phare Writing Competition.
Theme - COAST. Short fiction up to 2,000 words, or creative non-fiction up to 2,000 words. Submissions window June 1st to July 25th.
Opens for entries on 1stJune. Light-hearted and fun, silly or even nonsensical, entries from anyone over the age of 12 are welcomed. For more details of their programme go to their website-www.eveshamfestivalofwords.org
We are looking for a webmaster. If anyone has an interest or expertise in this area and would like to help out, please get in touch at email@example.com. The role involves posting information in the Calendar and News and Reviews sections of the website while Livvy Howarth continues as website administrator. Training is available if needed.
6.OH Crumbs 'evening of letters' Thurs 3rd June
Oh Crumbs 'an evening of letters'
'K' or an invite - a declaration of love
a recipe, directions.....Zoom letter box 603 854 102 pw 018454
please pass it on....
The Society of Authors have set up an Authors’ Emergency Fund to provide grant assistance for writers in financial difficulty. Details at
🔊Call out to all our readers
As we return to some normality over the next few months, please can you make sure the information we have for your groups, including contact details, is up to date and let us know when we can begin to post your live events on our calendar.
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