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So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.

Virginia Woolf

The British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition 2015

Are you the next George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett or J.R.R. Tolkien?

Then make your fantasy a reality with the BFS Short Story Competition 2015.

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‘Go Set a Watchman’: The Long-Awaited Sequel to Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize Winner ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’


The literary world shared a collective gasp at the news that, 55 years after the publication of Harper Lee’s only novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, she intends to publish a sequel – Go Set A Watchman.  Read more…

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

John Steinbeck

Vogue Talent Contest 2015

Do you have an eye for fashion and a passion for journalism? Do you dream of a career in the bustle and glamour of glossy magazines?

Then Vogue’s 2015 Talent Contest is your calling. Read more…

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Still got a novel in you? Bestselling authors such as Mary Wesley show you it’s never too late.

For any creative writer, the daunting prospect of a more involved piece of prose can be off-putting before you even begin.

Of course, some of the most simple advice novelists can give to their aspiring writers is this: just write.

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There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Ernest Hemingway