Lauren Franceschini

Celebrate Literature with The London Book Fair!

2016 marks the 45th anniversary of The London Book Fair (LBF), a three-day event serving as the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels. Each year LBF welcomes exhibitors from 60 countries and 25,000 attendees from 124 countries. Exhibitors are welcome to […]

 Kalli Damschen

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

Bridget Minamore: Changing the World with Poetry

It’s long been said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Swords aren’t very common today, so perhaps now the pen is mightier than bombs and prejudice and discrimination. Bridget Minamore is a young poet who graduated from University College London last year with a degree in English literature. In 2013, she was shortlisted […]

 Kalli Damschen

You’re Invited to the First Student Wordsmith Awards Night!

You’re Invited to the First Student Wordsmith Awards Night!

The Student Wordsmith will be hosting its first Student Wordsmith Awards Night at 18:45 Saturday, 16 April 2016, at the Loughborough University Students’ Union in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The Student Wordsmith is an online writing and publishing presence for budding creatives. It was founded by Loughborough University student Sophie-Louise Hyde, who is currently pursuing her PhD […]

 Kalli Damschen

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

5 Cheap Writing Competitions to Enter This Winter

If you’re a new writer, writing competitions can be a great way to get your work read, interact with editors, increase your readership and even win prizes. The key to winning competitions is to submit regularly, but competitions often charge entry fees, which can make submitting to a wide variety of competitions quite expensive. Here […]

 Ernest

Do the Write Thing and Enter this Poetry Competition (FREE ENTRY – £100 REWARD)

Do the Write Thing and Enter this  Poetry Competition  (FREE ENTRY – £100 REWARD)

Are you a poet living in UK? Are you wholeheartedly devoted to your craft? Then you must enter this years’ Do the Write Thing poetry competition, for a chance to win £100 and get your poem published in a yearly anthology of United Press. Do the Write Thing is merely the title of the competition […]

 Nadia Rasheed

Folkstone Festival, Fancy That?

Folkstone Festival, Fancy That?

Come this November, Folkstone will be host to a celebration of all things literary. Taking place annually since 1980, the 2013 Folkstone Book Festival beings on 15 November and is sure to provide a wonderful experience for the most voracious of readers. But this year’s Festival isn’t just for those of you who have shelves […]

 Nadia Rasheed

Inclusivity in the Written Word

Inclusivity in the Written Word

The 7th Cultureword Black & Asian Writers Conference and Festival promises a host of events and activities. Whether you’re hoping to liaise with literary agents and Penguin publishers or attend a book launch – there’s plenty to do! The conference is a celebration of diversity in the industry and a chance to network with other aspiring […]

 Nadia Rasheed

Hampstead’s Literary Feast

Hampstead’s Literary Feast

A literary festival right here in London! The London Jewish Cultural Centre is hosting the fifth Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival this September and the event promises to be a true celebration of writing carried out over three days. Sunday features a hands-on workshop with published author Miriam Halahmy where you’ll learn how to write […]