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  • SPEAKEASY, the Milton Keynes writers' group, announce their annual Open Creative Writing Competitions. Short stories of up to 2100 words and poems up to 60 lines welcomed. Prizes of £100, £50, £25 in each category. For more details visit www.mkweb.co.uk/Speakeasy

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  • Harrow Writers' Group. We are a small independent group, meeting on a Monday morning in Harrow Middx. Originally members of WE.A., we decided to go it alone when the tutor retired and are now a gregarious, productive gathering. New members are always welcome, fee nominal depending on attendance numbers. We write and present our work, any subject, any genre, as long as its legal!! Interested, please phone Jane on 07946591329 for details.

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  • Individual Poems For Special Events By Cheryl Campbell
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  • The Reading Tub, Inc. is an organization dedicated to promoting reading and literacy. Its mission is to provides in-depth, content-driven profiles for children’s books so parents can better select the books to share with their children and, ultimately, encourage children to expand their own horizons through reading. The Reading Tub, Inc. makes available for FREE information on children’s literature via a website:www.thereadingtub.com

  • QUANTUM LEAP POETRY MAGAZINE has an eight page Information Leaflet - including full Submission Guidelines, Competition details, details of payment, available back issues and Subscription form. Send a stamped, addressed envelope, or 2 IRCs to :- Guidelines, Quantum Leap, York House, 15 Argyle Terrace, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0BD Scotland. U.K
  • Submissions are required for “The Book Of Hopes And Dreams”, an anthology of transcendent poetry, short stories and art.
    All profits from this book will go to Spirit Aid: a humanitarian relief organisation dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children and young people whose lives have been devastated by war, poverty, genocide, ethnic cleansing and all forms of abuse. Guidelines and submission criteria at www.thunderburst.co.uk

  • Light's List of Literary Magazines 2006 Contains the names, addresses, price, frequency, page count and a brief note of interests (e.g. "Traditional: poems to 30 lines, fiction to 2500 words, reviews, artwork") of over 1500 UK, US, Canadian, Australasian, European, African and Asian small press magazines publishing creative writing and artwork in English.
    (87 pages, perfect bound). 21st annual edition ISBN 1 897968 35 3)
    UK: £4 including 2nd class post; Overseas airmail: £6 / US$12 / E12 / equivalent in other currencies. Please make cheques payable to John Light.
    Photon Press, 37 The Meadows, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1NY, British Isles.
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  • TIPS FOR WRITERS Competitions for story writers and poets. New verse forms DAVIDIAN, MAGI, ECHOTAIN, ANDROPIAN. Books including rules of form. Monthly newsletter-brevity with fun. Enquiries: W Webb (Words), 9 Walnut Close, Norwich, NR8 6YN

  • CONTEST NEWS Hundreds of contests for writers, poets, photographers, musicians, cooks and sweepstakes enthusiasts. Visit: www.proofpositive.com

  • POETRY NEWS You can now see Orbis at the Poetry Library website: www.poetrymagazines.org.uk


    THE HANDY LITTLE BOOK FOR WRITERS, by Lynne Hackles, author of 300+ stories for women's magazines. Over a hundred short hints and tips for writers at any stage of their ability. Please send £3.49 (this includes 50p for post and packing) to: Little Book, 40 Burstall Hill, Bridlington, East Yorkshire YO16 7GA, making payment to NAWG. Also available from the same address is RUNNING GOOD WRITING GROUPS (£7.99 plus £1 for post and packing).


  • Brighton Nightwriters We meet weekly, Wednesdays at 7.30pm, at the Cricketers (1st floor), Black Lion St., Brighton, to read and comment on our work - poems, short stories, excerpts from novels and plays ... the lot. All welcome.
    Please contact Tim Shelton-Jones on 01273 505642 if you want more information - or just come along and give it a go.

  • TIPS FOR WRITERS OF CHILDREN’S AND ADULT FICTION Visit Jerrye Sumrall’s homepage and learn all about her mid-grade mystery series, The Bayshore Mysteries. Visit links to: writing articles and books, national and regional writing organizations, main-stream and independent publishers, warnings to writers, articles on writing, competitions and contests.
    Website:Click here

  • The National Association of Writers' Groups offers members free annual writing competitions (ten categories), bi-monthly news magazine Link, and an annual Open Festival of Writing. More details can be found on www.nawg.co.uk. Groups: £30 pa, individuals £12 pa (UK).

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