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TIPS & EXERCISES
Establishing a Ritual
To me a writing ritual is about making a regular commitment to recording your thoughts and ideas. That might be as…
If you want to write a story all you really have to do is sit down and write it. It’s frustratingly…
Get it Wrong to Get it Right
“The first draft of anything is shit,” announced Ernest Hemingway once, while crime colossus Val McDermid was…
The Stories We Tell
In our new blog series, The Stories We Tell, leading writers share with you some of the inspirations, challenges and discoveries that led to the writing of their own stories, novels and poems.
20 May 2022 / Access
My Writing Journey With Arvon
After some early success as…
Arvon to receive £725,000 from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme
10 May 2022 / Chief Executive
Arvon is delighted to announce it has been awarded £725,000 to redevelop Lumb Bank, one of…Read more
Arvon Sponsoring Aesthetica Writing Award
01 Apr 2022 / News
Arvon is pleased to be partnering with the renowned Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 16th year,…Read more
Creative Writing Award: Win an Arvon Course!
Aesthetica is looking for the best new writing talent. The Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize and is open to poetry and short fiction. Awards include £5,000, publication, subscriptions and more. Enter your work by 31 August.
Neon Literary Magazine: Submissions Open
One of the longest-running independent literary magazines in the UK, Neon is currently open to submissions of poetry, prose and photography on the theme of 'machines'. They prefer darker pieces, especially those with an element of the surreal or speculative, but are open to reading anything and like to be surprised. Deadline: Aug 31
Faber: The Imagined Futures Prize 2022
Faber's new YA science fiction prize is open to entries of novels or collections of short stories for young adults (12–18 year olds) that can be (loosely) defined as science fiction from agented and unagented writers over 18 and resident in the UK (who may or may not already be published). Prizes include a publishing contract. Deadline: 9th September. To apply or learn more please click this post.