Flash Fiction Competition, 2019: “Nest”

It's that time of year again. Yes, unceasing, torrential rain - it must be summer. And that means it's time to launch our annual Flash Fiction competition. This year the theme is "nest".


Letter Writing Competition Winners

Our last competition of 2018 tasked entrants to write a letter to someone who influenced you, whether for good or bad, intentionally or unwittingly, true or fiction. Historical Fiction author Clare Harvey kindly judged the pieces and here they all are for you to read - enjoy!

Poetry Competition 2019: “Edge”

We're delighted to announce that our first competition of 2019 is up and running. The genre is poetry and the topic is "Edge". Hard copy entries of poems up to 40 lines in length must be submitted by 16th March 2019. The judge is Martin Grey, a regular on the Nottingham poetry scene and who won…

Letter Writing Winners with Clare Harvey

We enjoyed an entertaining evening with historical fiction author Clare Harvey on Thursday 1st November. Clare was the judge of our recent letter writing competition and, as well as announcing the winners, kindly added a few comments to each entry. The aim of the competition was to write a letter to someone who had influenced you, or changed your life, for better or worse, and could be fact or fiction.

Next Meeting: Historical Fiction Author, Clare Harvey

Don't forget that on Thursday 1st November we will be welcoming Clare Harvey back to Newark. Clare is the author of three books set during the Second World War (The Night Raid, The Gunner Girl and The English Agent) and is about to release her fourth, The Escape, which weaves between the final months of…

2018 Poetry Competition Winners

We announced our winners way back in June but held off posting them on here to allow one of the authors to submit their work to another publication. We can now present to you the top three poems on the subject of 'flight' as decided by our lovely judge, Leanne Moden.   In Third Place,…