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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
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Free professional manuscript feedback for low-income writers in East Midlands
The Literary Consultancy's Free Critical Reads scheme is now open for writers in the East Midlands. Send in your writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction all welcome) and TLC will match you up with a professional writer or editor for a free critique. There is no closing date but be aware spots are limited so it's better to apply sooner than later. Learn more.
Watch the Forward Prize for Poetry ceremony live and in person
You’re invited to the Forward Prizes 2023 at Leeds Playhouse on Monday 16 October, to celebrate the best of this year’s UK and Irish poetry live. Enjoy readings from all shortlisted poets, hosted by jury chairs Bernardine Evaristo and Joelle Taylor. 16 October.
Disabled Poets’ Prize 24 is now open for submissions – win an Arvon course!
As mentioned last week, the Disabled Poets' Prize is now open for deaf and disabled UK poets. There are awards for best single poem, best unpublished pamphlet, and best poem performed in BSL. Prizes include a cash prize, a substantial literary development package and a free Arvon course of your choice. Apply by 31 October.
TIPS & EXERCISES
Desire and Mood
If I’m struggling to capture an intimate scene between characters, I find it helpful to focus on desire and so I…
Efficiency and Space in Short Stories
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
This 6-word story is often credited to Hemingway. Observe, if you…
How to Approach Your Writing Fixes
We’ve all been there – something in our writing isn’t working, and now we need to deal with it. Sometimes it’s…
Ben Rawlence: Reading, Writing and Publishing in a Changing Climate
25 Aug 2023 / Uncategorized
This post is from a talk given by Ben Rawlence at The Hurst, March 16 2023. It covers ground many of…Read more
My Arvon Week: Alice McIlroy
07 Jun 2023 / Lumb Bank
My Arvon Week: Alice McIlroy – from the 1970s to speculative fiction
I was stuck in the 1960s and…
Ledbury Poetry Competition 2022 Winners Announced
25 Jan 2023 / News
Arvon is delighted to announce that the Ledbury Poetry Competition 2022 has just announced its winners. This year’s competition…Read more