Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2017: The Winners

11. Feb 2017
Thure Etzold
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.