Worlds Apart by Helen Culnane

19. Jul 2018
Helen Culnane

Forgive me for bragging but I’m cock a hoop because I’ve just published my first novel, “Worlds Apart”. It’s a historical story of friendship set in Scotland at the time of the women’s suffrage movement and WW1.

A new book and blog by Emily Bilman

12. Jul 2018
Dr. Emily Bilman

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book of poetry, "The Threshold of Broken Waters" by Troubador Books, UK in October 2018. The book is a creative memoir in verse. Orders can be made through me. 

Submission schedules for 2017

22. Dec 2016
Tim Love

With all the competition deadlines and magazine submission windows around nowadays, it helps to plan ahead. Here are some suggestions for the first half of 2017

Bringing philosophers to life

24. Sep 2016
Harry Goode

The idea for my project came to me when I read about the attempts that Plato made to persuade Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse, to adopt a better form of government. He continued to attempt this with the tyrant’s son, also called Dionysius, when he succeeded his father. There was also a homo-erotic affair between Plato and Dion, a relative of the tyrants. I thought this would make good longish short story. In fact it grew into a novella of 22,000 words, and I felt that in the course of telling the story I had explained something of Plato’s philosophy.

My Poetry Reading in St. Petersburg, Russia - Emily Bilman

30. Jul 2016
Dr. Emily Bilman

I have just returned from a wonderful reading of my poetry with local writers and poets in St. Petersburg on July 23, 2016. The meeting at the Peterhof Library is on YOu Tube and took two hours and a half of dialogue about poetry and the literary world in Russia and Europe and was organised by The Writers Union of St. Petersurg. Enjoy! Emily Bilman

Judging Event, short story competition 2016

3. Feb 2016
Thure Etzold

Local author Deborah Meyler announced the winners of this year's competition themed 'The Seven Deadly Sins'. All winning stories were read by the authors who perhaps for the first time ever were all present.