2018 Official Launch Gala

Inspiring tips and advice from our adjudicator Alison Bruce on what she is looking for in a winning entry.

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‘Strangers’ anthology is live!

We are pleased to announce the 2017 anthology is now live. It is available worldwide as both an e-book and a paperback.

‘Stepping Out’ E-book

The 2016 anthology ‘Stepping Out’ is now available as an E-book.

Anthology Update

Just to update everyone. We have ordered a proof copy of the anthology for the 2017 Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition. We are waiting to receive and check over the proof copies. As soon as they have been checked, provided there are no issues, we will publish them ASAP. The Olga Sinclair Anthology will … Continue reading

Manuscript Evening

On Tuesday 6th March we ran another manuscript evening. We had a wide variety of prose genres. We had poems, speculative fiction, satirical comedy, adventure, crime drama, and thriller. We’d like to thank everyone who attended. We hope you got some useful feedback.

Cover reveal for the 2017 Anthology

We can now reveal the cover for the 2017 anthology!

Results of the Colin Sutton Cup for Humour:

Hayley Long returned to give her adjudication for the Colin Sutton Cup for Humour. The results are: 1st The Reluctant Bridesmaid by Phyllida Scrivens 2nd A Week in December by Paul Taylor 3rd Puppy Love by Maureen Nesbitt Highly Commended No. 43 The Last Dragon by Iain Andrews Congratulations to all the winners!     … Continue reading

Another manuscript evening is around the corner.

We will be holding a manuscript evening on Tuesday 6th March at 19:30. This will be a good place to put those critique skills from the previous workshop to good use!

Hayley Long is returning!

Just a reminder that Hayley Long, award winning teen fiction writer, is returning next week to announce the winner of the Colin Sutton Cup for Humour, and to share her feedback on the entries. It’s also another opportunity to chat with the Hayley, ask her some questions, and perhaps get a signed copy of her … Continue reading

Keeping it constructive

On Tuesday 6th February we ran a workshop on how to give a critique. Kathy Joy, who runs her own critique business called Fine Tune Your Fiction, walked us through the process.

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