May 01

Competitions and Submissions – May 2016

Competitions and Submissions - May 2016

Every month we will provide a list of competitions and places to submit your work. This list will not be a list of everything that is available so please contact us with any places you have come across any yourself. Each entry will be listed in date order starting with the closest deadline. Finally some magazines and competitions will have themes so always read all the terms and conditions before sending off your work. We have a page that focuses on submissions which are open all the time. Click here to find out more.

For more information about any of the competitions click on the link below.

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Apr 10

Competitions and Submissions – April 2016

Competitions and Submissions - April 2016

Every month we will provide a list of competitions and places to submit your work. This list will not be a list of everything that is available so please contact us with any places you have come across any yourself. Each entry will be listed in date order starting with the closest deadline. Finally some magazines and competitions will have themes so always read all the terms and conditions before sending off your work. We have a page that focuses on submissions which are open all the time. Click here to find out more.

For more information about any of the competitions click on the link below.

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Mar 07

Competitions and Submissions – March 2016

Competitions and Submissions - March 2016

Every month we will provide a list of competitions and places to submit your work. This list will not be a list of everything that is available so please contact us with any places you have come across any yourself. Each entry will be listed in date order starting with the closest deadline. Finally some magazines and competitions will have themes so always read all the terms and conditions before sending off your work. We have a page that focuses on submissions which are open all the time. Click here to find out more.

For more information about any of the competitions click on the link below.

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Feb 01

Competitions and Submissions – February 2016

Competitions and Submissions - February 2016

Every month we will provide a list of competitions and places to submit your work. This list will not be a list of everything that is available so please contact us with any places you have come across any yourself. Each entry will be listed in date order starting with the closest deadline. Finally some magazines and competitions will have themes so always read all the terms and conditions before sending off your work. We have a page that focuses on submissions which are open all the time. Click here to find out more.

For more information about any of the competitions click on the link below.

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Jan 25

Clout the Cauldron

To celebrate Burns Night, we at West Lothian Writers would like to share with you Clout the Cauldron. Written in the style of Rabbie Burns, this poem by Sue Davies was first read out on BBC Radio Scotland almost twenty years ago on the 25th of January 1997. Click below the break to read Sue‘s work. We hope you enjoy the poem as much as we do.

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Jan 14

The Further From Poetry Slam

 

Ian Macartney will be headlining The Further From Poetry SlamWe have some very exciting news! Our own Ian Macartney will be headlining The Further From Poetry Slam this February alongside poetry greats Liz Lochead, Michael Pedersen, William Letford and Jenni Fagan.
The event is apart of the The Further From Festival taking place in Linlithgow on the 5th and 6th of February. You can find out full details about the show and how to get tickets below the break.

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Jan 04

Competitions and Submissions – January 2016

Competitions and Submissions - January 2015

Every month we will provide a list of competitions and places to submit your work. This list will not be a list of everything that is available so please contact us with any places you have come across any yourself. Each entry will be listed in date order starting with the closest deadline. Finally some magazines and competitions will have themes so always read all the terms and conditions before sending off your work. We have a page that focuses on submissions which are open all the time. Click here to find out more.

For more information about any of the competitions click on the link below.

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Dec 25

1000 Words on Christmas

Every Christmas we ask our members to write 1000 Words on Christmas. Below is the Sue Davies‘ submission for this year’s Christmas meeting.

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Dec 14

Quick Tips for Creating Character

Quick Tips for Creating CharacterCreating characters is easy on one level. All you need is a name and some basic details such as gender, age etc. However, if you want them to resonate with your readers then they need to feel real. Today we are going at this using some quick tips from Bang2Write and Cut Scene Addict.

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Dec 13

WLW Meeting 08/12/2015

This week saw a turn out of nine people including a new member Margaret. Now we have two Margaret’s to go along with two Elizabeths! It was also great to welcome back David and Cheryl.

This Week’s News

Next week is our Christmas party so please bring along up to 1000 words on any topic you like that links to Christmas.

Talking of Christmas, Flash Fiction website Zero Flash are running a Christmas Competiton. They are wanting up to 300 words inspired by the video click above. More information can be found here.

West Lothian Council have approached West Lothian Writers asking us to take part in their Holocaust Memorial Day next year. If anyone is interested please email WLWriters@gmail.com to let us.

This Week’s Writing

  • A Christmas Story – A sci fiction story by Margaret Walker. On the eve of 2300 an alien spacecraft is brought to earth.
  • A Lunch To Remember – the second part of Norman‘s short story. Brahams and Tchaikovsky sit down for lunch despite hating each other.
  • The Migrant – the opening to David’s story about the ongoing immigrant crisis going on in Europe. Ahmed arrives at the migrant camp in Calais
  • The Mountain Says No – the start of a story by Cheryl. Vic and Rick plan their trip up a mountain.
  • Fencing – a poem by Ian about his experiences of the sport of Fencing
  • Fridged – a piece of flash fiction by Stephen. Paul and his brother have an argument in a car after the death of Paul’s wife.

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