Category Archives: Fiction

  • New Book by Sara Maitland


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    Sara Maitland‘s new book, Gossip from the Forest, will be published by Granta in November 2012. In honour of the 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Grimm Brothers’ collection of fairy tales, it explores the idea that fairy stories come out of forests. The book includes a series of walks in forests (ancient and Continue Reading

  • Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012


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    The Wasafiri New Writing competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction or Life Writing. Please see the terms and conditions on page 4 of the entry form. £300 will be awarded to the winner of each Continue Reading

  • Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition


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    The vision of the Sentinel Poetry Movement is to build the world’s premier community of writers and artists from all backgrounds, nationalities, race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, political or ideological affiliation. Their Quarterly Short Story Competition 2012 has a closing date of 5th April. It is for stories in the English Language up to 1,500 Continue Reading

  • SI Leeds Literary Prize: a new award for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women


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    SI Leeds Literary Prize is a new prize for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women resident in the UK aged 18 years and over. The prize has been created and is being run by Soroptimist International of Leeds, in partnership with two well established and highly regarded literary organisations, the Ilkley Literature Festival and Continue Reading

  • The Wasafiri New Writing Prize


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    The Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open for entries. Now in its second year the Wasafiri New Writing Prize is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing. To enter simply fill in the entry form Continue Reading

  • Regarding War: Image/Text


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    10.30am – 6.00pm Thursday, 18th June 2009, Conference Centre, Lancaster University This one-day event brings together a photographer, a filmmaker, a contemporary writer and a literary critic to discuss the themes of conflict, displacement and alienation in the context of the Centre’s Regarding War project. The conference will include an exhibition of Hanson’s photographs, a Continue Reading

  • Open Day Featuring David Dabydeen


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    Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen was the main speaker at this all-day event, part of the Trans-Scriptions seminar series (2006-07), which has brought together creative writers and academics to explore issues of writing, culture and location. Trans-Scriptions is part of a widening panorama of research projects that are focused in regions as geographically and Continue Reading