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

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...

Writing Prompts – That’s what happens when you

Writing Prompt First words of a story or poem "That's what happens when you..."  

COMPETITION ENTRIES

Ikrah Bukuru – I knew we were in Trouble

I knew we were in trouble when, The innocent bird tumbled into the unrevealed den, Attached to the ground like a stamp that was disguised by...

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...

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...

Hashim Perez – I Knew we were in Trouble when

This is one of the winning entries in our November 2018 writing competition. I knew we were in trouble when we couldn’t distinguish between real...

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...