All Write Up North
Saturday 8th February
10:00am – 1:30pm
Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan, WN1 1NH
A free networking and workshop event for;
• Aspiring authors and illustrators
• Cover artists and photographers
• Anyone wanting to get involved in the world of writing and publishing word
Announcement of the winners of the ‘all write up north’ 2020 short story (500 – 1000 word) writing competition
Lunch and refreshments provided
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘All Write Up North’ 2020 Short Story Competition
Wigan Libraries are running a writing competition for aspiring writers and illustrators. We will be producing a digital book which will be available from the Wigan Council website to download and the winners will also be published in The Writers and Readers Magazine. The theme is all things up north, so geet yer thinking flat caps on. Each story should be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1000 words. The story can be written in narrative, poetry or prose form. We are asking illustrators and artists to enter a front cover image in keeping with the above theme.
Additional rules: Entrants must be 16+, one entry per writer or illustrator, no mucky (rude) business and no language you wouldn’t use in front of your Nanna.
To enter, please fill in the online form (link)
Prizes to be announced!
Winners will be announced on Saturday 8th February at a networking and workshop event in Wigan Library for aspiring writers, illustrators and anyone interested in creating and publishing books.
Closing Date: Midnight, 20th January 2020
Three Rock Writers’ Resort announces the opening of applications for its 2020 residencies. Situated in one of the most magnificent places of Greece at the south coast of Crete island, Three Rock in collaboration with Strange Days Books publishing offers a low cost (or no cost at all) stay especially for writers. Full stipend will be offered to one project and half stipends (discount 50% from the regular cost) to 20 other projects.
ENJOY WRITING IN CRETE
Three Rock Writers’ Resort Residency is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to work on a creative project of their choice and above all an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy life on Crete.
Writers in all creative writing genres are invited to apply. Novels, plays, short stories, poetry, graphic novel, everything is eligible. Our residency is designed for emerging and established writers seeking to dedicate a period of time to a project in any genre.
You may choose to stay in a single or shared apartment or in your private studio, at an already well known resort for award-winning writers from everywhere in the world, who have been our guests since 2012. Space is also available for one partner/friend, writers would like to bring along at no extra cost
PRIZES & AVAILABILITY
All you have to do is fill in the form and send the details of your writing project. We will choose only 20 submissions for one or two-week stay with the minimum cost in the period you prefer (Three Rock Resort available for the months April-October) and we also offer one prize for an entirely free one-week stay!
There is even more! Writers who will be accepted can submit their text to Strange Days Books publishing for a chance to win a publication contract! SDB will publish one book per year from writers who follow and complete the Three Rock Resort Residency. The fulfillment of the project has the meaning that when you send us the full text it will be among the books that will be published from Strange Days Books next year
HOW TO APPLY (between 30th November – 20th February)
o Fill in this simple form with your:
Name of the project
Proposed completion date of the manuscript
copy and paste it in the body of your email.
o In a single file attached to the email provide
– A 200-word writer’s biography and a 300-word summary of the proposed project.
– Up to three first chapters (for novels), three stories (for short stories collection) or
12 poems (for poetry book)
– Details of photographs, illustrations, tables and other non-textual matter in the manuscript (where appropriate) for every other kind of project
We cannot return any printed material sent to us therefore please do not send original material. All submitted material is treated as confidential.
Writers will be notified in case we need more details about their project.
There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. Files should be attached as an MS Word document or PDF. Submit your email to:
email@example.com [or] firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants must be at least 18 years old
Manuscripts must be written in English
Closing date: February 20th, 2020
Results to be announced: March 10st, 2020
Program supervisors: Andriana Minou and Gregory Papadoyiannis
Entry fee: 10 euro
According to several guidebooks and websites, Triopetra is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete -and Greece. But it remains a beach that is not known to many people. It has fans (from Greece and abroad) who visit it each year and their number is increasing steadily. Still, it remains a kind of unexplored paradise. Guests are able to enjoy a beach that is never crowded, even in the heart of summer, as the length of Triopetra beach is about two kilometers! The beach is named after the three rocks located at the eastern edge of the bay. In the same area, there is a cave, where there was probably a Sanctuary at the time of the Minoans. The opening of the cave resembles a dragon’s mouth and the arrangement of the rocks inspired the creation of various legends. In modern times, the beach, although reminiscent of an undiscovered paradise, has restaurants, a cafe and a beach bar as well as (free) umbrellas and lounges for those who prefer them. Triopetra beach is also known for yoga courses delivered during the summer months in the surrounding area.
There are several places to visit in a relatively short distance: picturesque villages, beaches and mountains suitable for hiking, with many endemic plants. Triopetra is located at the very centre of the north part of Crete so it is relatively easy to visit places like Agia Galini, Festos, Matala, Plakias Preveli and many more. Bear in mind though, that Triopetra beach itself has many places to explore. Most visitors prefer the central part (with umbrellas), others go on the east side (on the rocks and cave) but we also advise you to visit the west side where a series of small rocks protect you even when strong south winds blow. Very close to Three-Rock studio, just fifty meters away, you can reach Akoumianos river -with enough water in the winter but not so much in the summer; it is nevertheless an enjoyable hike. But perhaps the most memorable attraction is the beach at sunset, which you will definitely want to see again and again. Just the perfect place for writers!
STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
Strange Days Books is a cooperative publishing organization based in Crete, Greece.
We publish books of young (or not so young) writers from Greece but we also publish books from writers around the world. Strange Days books & eyelands.gr coordinate every year since 2012 the only one international short story contest based in Greece.
We publish low cost digital editions; our books will be distributed mainly from the internet but also from bookstores and cooperative bookshops. Some of our publications are already available in kindle format from amazon.com and e-book from smashwords.com. Strange Days Books also publish books of foreign authors -first release – directly in English.
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