Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2016 Anthology

During the prize giving gala for the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2016, not only did we announce the winners, but we also revealed our plans to release an anthology. It will contain: The winning entries of the Olga Sinclair Open Short Story Competition 2016. The shortlisted entries for the Olga Sinclair Open Short … Continue reading


Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from everyone at Norwich Writers’ Circle. NWC’s 2015/16 programme continues at our new venue – Anteros Arts Foundation on Fye Bridge Street – on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm). We will be welcoming Ejike Ndaji. The spoken word poet will be demonstrating and discussing his … Continue reading



On Saturday 12th December Norwich Writers’ Circle held its annual Christmas celebration. The well-attended social was held at Anteros Arts Foundation, on Fye Bridge Street, which will be our new meeting venue from January 2016. The party saw members enjoy a wide selection of Christmas food and drink. The fun evening was further enhanced by … Continue reading


First Of The Season

1st December: We eagerly await Charles Christian‘s adjudication of Competition One. This you will remember was an invitation for short or flash fiction stories featuring a strong male character with a hidden and surprising side to him. The winning entrant will at the end of year A.G.M. get to lift and have custody of the … Continue reading



Yes, it certainly was entertaining. First Prize: £500. ‘Escargot Africains’ by Sarah Isaacs. Sarah lives on the north-east coast of Scotland and was unable to attend the Award Ceremony. A prolific competition entrant, Sarah has suffered from ill health and considers her writing and creativity to be important in her recovery. Mr Stokes said of … Continue reading



Important Note: 20th October 2015 sees a change of venue to our usual home. We will be welcoming members and visitors in the historical Fishergate Room at Anteros Art Foundation, 11 – 15 Fye Bridge Street, Norwich.  7:30 start. Everything is gearing up for the big night of our Olga Sinclair Open Short Fiction Competition. … Continue reading


6th October 2015 Report

Tuesday 6th saw another good turn-out with a mix of members and visitors enjoying an informative and engaging talk by Charles Christian. Charles’ central focus were on suspension of disbelief, both within one’s fictional world and with characterisation. Fantasy worlds possess rules that should not be ignored. More than mere syphors, good characters have warts … Continue reading


Creating Imaginary Worlds

October 6th: Barrister, Reuters correspondent, journalist for among others, The Law Society Gazette and Computer Weekly, blogger, poetry publisher, author of the best selling Amazon ebook Writing Genre Fiction – The 12 Rules, Charles Christian, will be setting us this season’s first in-house competition. Though much of his writing career is rooted in the Law … Continue reading


Words & Women Competition

Words And Women’s annual prose competition is now open for entries, and we’re proud to announce that this year’s guest judge is the Sunday Times best-selling novelist Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth Is Missing. The competition offers a first prize of £600 and publication for the winner and twenty commended in our anthology Words and Women: Three.  Entry is … Continue reading


Start of the New Term

15th September saw a well attended first gathering of our 2015 – 2016 programme. In fact it was a whole evening of firsts. Phyllida Scrivens gave her first opening speech as our new Chair’. Sean Hindle as head of the subcommitttee responsible for the first Olga Sinclair Open Fiction Competition was happy to announce its … Continue reading

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