Bones of Contention: an occasional series

24. Jun 2019
Les Brookes

(2) Show don’t tell

Bones of Contention: an occasional series

17. May 2019
Les Brookes

(1) Write about what you know

Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2019

1. Mar 2019
Thure Etzold

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!

Simon L'etoile : Black Widow & Me

11. Dec 2018
Peter Dean

~~Simon L’etoile: Black Widow & Me is the story of a fictional rock band from the 1980s. It is told as a memoir, through the eyes of the lead singer, Simon L’etoile. Following the band and its members through touring and recording, to great success when they play festivals and have chart hits – but then hit the rocks with a bang!

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.