It’s getting into the nooks and crannies of many wonderful competition listing sites and I thought this might be a perfect juncture to send them an appropriately linked thank you.
If writing competitions are your bag, I hope you find yourself suitably inspired to click on the links to go visit them and see what else they have they have tucked up their papery sleeves.
We’re also very grateful for reportage on several news websites too.
Here’s a round up of just a few:-
Writers Reign is a website dedicated to assisting writers to improve their work and get it published. Creator Mervyn Love expains, ‘My aim is to provide resources, articles, links and downloads to help the aspiring writer to get on with it and produce something that will prove satisfying and rewarding to both writer and reader. After all, writing should be fun. Hard work, yes, but fun as well.’
The Poetry Can:
Poetry Can was established in March 1995 as a registered charity aiming to encourage as many people as possible within the Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas to get involved in poetry activity. Poetry Can is still based in Bristol but now supports the development of poetry across the whole of the South West region.
The Skill Comps page lists UK prize competitions requiring skill rather than luck, as favoured by the persistent winners. Writing Competitions is the literary equivalent, with short story, novel and poetry contests. New: separate UK Poetry Competitions page.
Christopher Fielden’s Prestigious Short Story Listings:
Click to find tables of various short story competitions. Some are based in the UK, some are global. Some contests are of high renown like the BBC Short Story Award or the Bridport Prize, offering huge prizes and some are lesser known, but offer great opportunities for newer writers to become published authors.
They’re excited about what’s going on with the short story in the UK & Ireland – it’s in print, it’s online and it’s live! Check out their ever-growing listings of literary magazines that publish short stories, live lit events where short stories are read and contemporary authors of short story collections, as well as more short story links.
Creative Writing Link:
Creative Writing Ink is run by Olive O’Brien, a writer and publisher. Olive has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter. She has had three children’s books published and is the director of the independent book publishing company, Silver Angel Publishing.
Good News Shared:
Good News Shared doesn’t list competitions as a standard but it does feature positive stories from organisations across the world. If you are tired of reading negative, sad, depressing news and want to read more about the inspirational things people and organisations are doing every day, Good News Shared is for you.
The Poetry Library:
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain
It is the major library for modern and contemporary poetry funded by the Arts Council England
Poetry is available in many formats: books, pamphlets, audio cassette, CD, video and DVD for reference and loan; magazines, press cuttings, photographs, posters and postcards for reference.
My Green Directory:
My Green Directory is an award winning directory and information source dedicated to helping you sustain your world. Choosing to do business with and buy from conscious companies is the only way forward, so the site makes it easy for people to find solutions for a sustainable world.
Apple FM is a new Community Radio Station that launched 10am on 11 May 2013. Aimed at providing a service for the care community of Taunton Deane, we have a wide range of programmes suitable for all types and ages of people.
Stephie Smith never dreamed of becoming a writer until a series of her humorous essays about family were published behind her back. Unlike most things done behind her back, this one she actually liked.
Be a Better Writer:
Short Story and other creative writing contests and competitions with big cash prizes like the ones listed on their site and they can provide a real step up for writers. Writing competitions can jumpstart a career.
Dorset Eye was launched on 1st June 2012 by a small group of people who share a common passion for enabling people to have a voice that can and should be heard. We have no party political allegiance; no religious affiliations and no corporate owners pulling our strings. Just a group who prefer to see people welcomed through open doors and not restrained and constrained by those who would prefer to keep us at arms distance.
Thank you all.