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Two Chairs - A Creative Writing Competition

If you’re itching to give your creative writing skills a go, look no further – we’ve got a competition for you! Organised by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick, entries to the competition can be submitted in English or German. 474 more words

A Peaceful Predicament

I tossed him a shovel and began digging. It took us about an hour to dig our holes, probably because he kept throwing sand back in mine, but I didn’t mind. 135 more words

Short Story

Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge

Challenge open Saturday 25th November 2017 – Thursday 30th November 2017

Welcome to the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge.

For those who have never dropped by before a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT. 216 more words


The 2018 First Novel Prize

I’m really honoured to have been asked to judge the 2018 First Novel Prize next year alongside literary agent and author Sam Copeland. Sam and I will be reading manuscripts next summer and entries open in February 2018, so if you are an unpublished or self published writer (i.e. 190 more words


How I Won Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email informing me that I had won first prize in Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1. I’ve entered many writing competitions and contests, although probably not enough of them, and this was the first writing competition I have won. 916 more words

Flash Fiction

Week 1 in Review: Writing Contests, Submissions, and Success!

Boy, this was a crazy couple days. 334 views, 100 Likes, 35 followers, 27 comments, and 12 submissions in past three days! It’s Monday though, so let’s just count that as our first “week” on WordPress! 401 more words

Creative Writing

Black Altar

Submitted by Anonymous

It shines like the beetle’s shell among the brush,
Entwined and wreathed with vines and leaves

Black Altar. Black sea.
Black land before me. 64 more words

Creative Writing