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?      

Writing Prompts – If I’d known then

Writing Prompt First words for a story or poem If I’d known then what I know now, I never would have…

COMPETITION ENTRIES

Adel Belova – Women of Pleasure

This is one of the winning entries in the November 2018 writing competition. I knew we were in trouble when Lady Hanako’s screeches of pain...

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...

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...

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...