My Six Favourite Short Story Competitions – by Trish Nicholson

Writing courses

Competitions don’t just develop your skills. They can be a source of inspiration and motivation to keep going with your writing. Here is a collection of credible competitions to enter this year. Plenty to Choose From There are masses of writing competitions: from the questionable ‘ads’ asking for entry fees but not mentioning judges or prizes, to the internationally prestigious big winnings like The Bridport Prize. The latter attracts thousands of entries from established writers, so the most we beginner writers are likely

The Writers’ College Student Success Stories

Some of our students have gone on to occupy full-time jobs in the magazine and/or publishing industry. You can read short interviews with past-students here. If your story, manuscript or article was accepted for publication after completing one of our courses, please do let us know: Here are a few writing success stories from our students from around the world. Glenn McGoldrick, who has had a story "A Little Drama" accepted for online publication by Glenn was a student on the Writing

Writing Competitions: Opportunity or Scam – by Ginny Swart

Everyone wants to be published, to see their name in print and enjoy that glow that comes from a publisher or a magazine editor saying, “I like it! I want it!”   That email of acceptance from the editor is what we’re all hoping for when we do a writing course, be it travel writing, magazine journalism, short story writing or whatever. But there are some scam artists out there who know how keen people are to see their work in print. They