Welcome to the Cambridge Writers website. Here you will find a little about us and what we do, also profiles of some of our members and some samples of our work.

The login at the corner of this page is to enable contributers to edit their entries from time to time (please apply for password to the webmaster)

Tuesday, 5. Mar 2019 - Annual General Meeting

Pic_101
Of all our meetings, this is the gem,
the much looked-forward-to AGM.
 
Well, yes, there will be a little formal business, but don’t cower at home in fear. There is only one vacant Committee post, that of Publicity Officer. It involves writing a press release about those general meetings when we have speakers, and once a year trying to get on local radio stations, together with one or two members, to talk about what we do. Quite a lot of fun really.
 
At the meeting we shall decide the shape of the next Short Story Competition. For those who enjoy a little light reading I attach the Agenda.
 
The Quiz
 
Here is a starter for nothing.
 
fabaceous is it? :
(a) 1960s slang term of approval.
(b) describing delicate gold and enamel ware.
(c) bean-shaped.
 
There will be 26 such questions. Of course, use of smart phones, or miniaturised copies of Chambers Dictionary, are strictly forbidden. Each member of the winning team will receive a box of chocolates.

Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2019

Pic_673

From our juror of this year's competition, Ingrid Jendrzejewski:

"First of all, huge congratulations go out to everyone who submitted a story to this year's Cambridge Writers' Short Story Competition.  The overall quality was exceedingly high – much higher, on average, than most other competitions I've judged.  I found something to admire in every single story submitted, and I found it incredibly difficult to pare down my longlist to only three prize-winners and three commended stories.  I suspect this is partly down to the wonderful community that Cambridge Writers fosters!

"I also applaud the inventiveness and creativity of all the writers who tackled this year's theme, 'Revenge'.  Revenge is a such difficult theme...difficult because it's so easy."

First prize went to Josephine Warrior for "The Hand Shake",

second prize to Tim Love for "No Contest",

third prize to Anna Forsell for "Newton's Third Law, Or What Harry Did on his Holiday"

Commended where Kathy English ('Teaching my mother to swim'), Mike English ('Spiritus ex Machina') and Margaret Jones ('Just you wait').

Congratulations to the winners and as usual the selected stories will be published as an e-book later this year.

Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2019

1. Mar 2019
Thure Etzold
Pic_1

From our juror of this year's competition, Ingrid Jendrzejewski:

Freedom - Short Story Competition 2018

19. Jul 2018
Harry Goode
Pic_18

This year’s short story competition was a considerable success. Beverley Steffert, our Programme Secretary, arranged for it to be judged by the well-known literary agent Julian Friedmann. In his comments he remarked on the generally high standard of entries. He felt Cambridge Writers would be able to outclass any other writing group in the country. High praise indeed! On the basis of this we have now been able to publish all the entries.