Writing

The Henry Buckmaster Short Story Competition

We are proud supporters of The St. Elizabeth Hospice. You can support the Hospice and get creative with your writing talent by entering the The Henry Buckmaster Short Story Competition. Tell your story and support those who work to help others! ( We are remembering Henry too…). See https://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/the-henry-buckmaster-short-story-competition/ Details of the Competition The competition...

The Essex Book Festival 2020

Update: 5th Feb: Not long now! Check ticket availability here… Another fabulous series of literary treats available again this year. An imaginative, stirring and diverse programme of author and book occasions. 28th February to 31st March. We are looking forward to rounding out the Festival with the Golden Age of Crime Weekend, for example…Saturday 28th...

Ellen Lives On

A featured article from our current archive: Writing in The Guardian in late 2014 the author Rupert Wallis was minded to tell us that ‘…more and more not-so- young adults are reading YA fiction’ –  which he declared was no bad thing. He went on… ‘The power of YA fiction to generate an emotional resonance...

Are you a Primadonna?

Primadonna  is a festival of writing, taking place at Laffitts Hall in Suffolk. Date: August 30th, 31st and September 1st 2019. Venue: Laffitts Hall, Framsden Rd, Pettaugh, Stowmarket IP14 6DT                     ‘The Primadonna Festival is the brainchild of a group of women from publishing and entertainment,...

Disturbing the Beast – revisited

Update: 30th September 2018… Congratulations to the Boudicca Press team for hitting their Kickstarter target with a whole week to go! Brilliant. We recently featured the work of Boudicca Press, in promoting new writing for women and in their current process of coagulating new pieces to publish under the banner of Disturbing the Beast. Disturbing...

Women’s Weird Fiction – Disturbing the Beast

Boudicca Press, creators of brave and powerful writing from women of weird fiction, are calling for submissions for their short story collections. They are seeking… Strong female-led stories Stories that are filled with carefully considered, breath-taking prose Stories that contain depth and reflection Boudicca are encouraging female writers to submit original work, which involves lesser...