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.

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Tuesday, 5. Sep 2017


Alexander Masters

Alexander Masters is an author, screenwriter, and worker with the homeless and lives in Cambridge.

He is the writer and illustrator of "Stuart: A Life Backwards", the biography of Stuart Shorter. It explores how a young boy, somewhat disabled from birth, became mentally unstable, criminal and violent, living homeless on the streets of Cambridge. The book won many prizes and was filmed in 2006 for the BBC and HBO.

Alex will tell us how to find the story in a life and reflect on the frequent gap between expectations and reality in our lives.



The e-book with the  winning entries from the 2017 Cambridge Writers Short Story competition is now available on Amazon.

The short stories are by Michael English, Les Brookes, Helen CulnaneSiobhan Carew, Jane Phillips and Nicola Gifford-Cowan.


Annabel Lee provided the cover art.

Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2017: The Winners

11. Feb 2017
Thure Etzold

The judge Helen Marshall, teacher of Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University, announced the winners for this year's competition that was themed 'Rituals'. All authors were present and in a vibrant and stimulating evening  read the stories to us.

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