We publish and explore creative writing, and we particularly welcome new and just starting writers!  Take a look at our writing prompts, our writing competitions, or literary extracts for some inspiration.

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WRITING PROMPTS

Writing Prompts – The Door

Some questions to get you started: Where is the door? Who opens the door? What's behind the door?      

November 2018 two week writing challenge

Here are 14 writing challenges for both factual and creative writing.  Aim for at least 100 words on each topic a day!   1st November 2018 One...

COMPETITION ENTRIES

D. Palmer – Just Do It!

I knew we were in trouble when the late morning had turned into late-afternoon, and I had hardly even noticed. The deafening bang of the...

Olubunmi Toriola – I Knew we were in Trouble

The big grandfather clock was singing away the familiar tune, tick-tock, tick-tock.  Not very loud, almost silently. Pricking up my ears to catch the...

Maxine Makeba – No Fear

I knew we were in trouble when I gave residence to fear in my life. Fear, don’t you dare come near me In my passion to...

Oshiokhe Esther Momodu – Home Alone

I knew we were in trouble when I heard an upsetting sound,  like feet tapping on a hardcore tiled floor.  Godwin stared at me...

CLASSIC INSPIRATION

The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper", written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, was published in 1892.  The story concentrates on the experience of the narrator who is taken...

The Dead – James Joyce

"The Dead", the final story in the collection, Dubliners, written by James Joyce, was published in 1914. The story focuses on Gabriel Conroy and...