Writerly News Round-Up

This month’s news covers an exciting online conference; a couple of local short story competitions; and a publishing debut for a former CWC member.

Women In Publishing Summit

CWC Member Elizabeth Ducie is delighted to have been invited to speak at this year’s Women in Publishing Summit, which takes place in early March. The conference will be delivered in Thinkific, an online learning platform AND in a private Facebook group. There will also be live events inside Zoom in which attendees will be able to interact with the live presenters. Elizabeth will be speaking on Routes to Publication, with a heavy emphasis on the independent route, which she has been treading for the past decade; and bonus material from the session will include a 20% discount on her coaching services to all attendees.

The conference has three threads: fiction; non-fiction/general; and children’s writing. Tickets are currently available at the early bird price of $97 until 15th February, when they will rise to $197. Check out the programme and book your ticket for this exciting conference by clicking here (affiliate link).

Local Writing Competitions

There are a couple of competitions to remind you about this month. The Exeter Writers SSC runs until 28th February. With more than £1000 in prizes, including a magnificent £700 first prize, and a special prize for Devon writers, it’s certainly worth having a go at entering. There’s no theme, and an upper word limit of 3000, so plenty of room to develop your ideas.

On the other hand, Exeter Literary Festival has just launched its competition which runs until 31st July. Once again, the theme is open, but the word limit is just 750. Writing flash fiction is something that’s growing in popularity. If you’ve already tried it, I’m sure you will know how addictive it can be. And if it’s new to you, why not give it a try?

Angie Publishes Her Debut Solo Collection

Former CWC member, Angela Wooldridge is well known for her short stories which are regularly published in magazines such as People’s Friend. Now she’s put a collection of those stories into a book, available both in paperback and ebook format. There’s a mixture of moods from humorous to poignant, plus a touch of the ghostly; perfect for curling up in front of the fire on a wet Sunday afternoon!

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