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January 2018

How To Edit Your Book

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Sat 27 January 2018, 09.30 - 14.30

Learn how to become a more objective reader of your work with a day of advice and practical exercises from professional editors in the publishing industry. You will receive help and guidance on how best to approach the editing process, and develop the tools you need to make your work the best it can possibly be ahead of submission to an editor, literary agent or publisher. Along with an invaluable...

Learn how to become a more objective reader of your work with a day of advice and practical exercises from professional editors in the publishing industry. You will receive help and guidance on how best to approach the editing process, and develop the tools you need to make your work the best it can possibly be ahead of submission to an editor, literary agent or publisher. Along with an invaluable one-to-one session with an editor of your choice, find out how to take your editing to the next level.

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Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition 2018

Sun 1 October 2017 - Tue 13 February 2018

For published and aspiring writers alike - enter our free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's four- or six-day Clockhouse writing retreats, as well as seeing your story published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. And that's it. Unlike...

For published and aspiring writers alike - enter our free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's four- or six-day Clockhouse writing retreats, as well as seeing your story published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. And that's it. Unlike previous years, there's no theme for you to base your story on; all you have to do is make sure you're registered with the website, the subject line of your email reads 'W&A Short Story Competition 2018' and you send it to competition@bloomsbury.com.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Tuesday 13th February, 2018. The winner of the competition - along with two runners-up - will be announced on the blog pages of this site in March 2018.

Remember you MUST be registered with www.writersandartists.co.uk in order for your entry to be eligible. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions

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February 2018

How To Write For Children and Young Adults

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Sat 24 February 2018, 09.30 - 16.30

Are you the next Julia Donaldson? If you want to write for children or young adults, learn from the best with a day of writing workshops and panel discussions with leading children’s authors and literary agents.

The day includes: a two-hour writing workshop with an author of your choice; the chance to network with speakers and fellow delegates; and informative and interactive...

Are you the next Julia Donaldson? If you want to write for children or young adults, learn from the best with a day of writing workshops and panel discussions with leading children’s authors and literary agents.

The day includes: a two-hour writing workshop with an author of your choice; the chance to network with speakers and fellow delegates; and informative and interactive discussions with literary agents looking for debut authors to add to their lists.

In the morning, three successful children’s authors offer their advice on how to improve your writing with an engaging and interactive workshop with exercises and feedback. The afternoon sessions will help you navigate the current market, warn you of what to avoid in a submission to an agent and give insight into the minds of leading publishing industry figures.

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Writers' & Artists' Short Story Competition 2018

Sun 1 October 2017 - Tue 13 February 2018

For published and aspiring writers alike - enter our free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's four- or six-day Clockhouse writing retreats, as well as seeing your story published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. And that's it. Unlike...

For published and aspiring writers alike - enter our free annual short story competition and be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Arvon's four- or six-day Clockhouse writing retreats, as well as seeing your story published on www.writersandartists.co.uk.

To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words. And that's it. Unlike previous years, there's no theme for you to base your story on; all you have to do is make sure you're registered with the website, the subject line of your email reads 'W&A Short Story Competition 2018' and you send it to competition@bloomsbury.com.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Tuesday 13th February, 2018. The winner of the competition - along with two runners-up - will be announced on the blog pages of this site in March 2018.

Remember you MUST be registered with www.writersandartists.co.uk in order for your entry to be eligible. For full terms and conditions, please visit www.writersandartists.co.uk/competitions

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March 2018

How To Get Published - York Literature Festival

De Gray Lecture Theatre York

Sat 24 March 2018, 09.30 - 17.00

If you want to delve into the world of speculative fiction, learn from the best at our day of writing talks and panel discussions with bestselling authors, and literary agents.

Writers & Artists are back at York Literature Festival and have teamed up with Orbit Books, leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy, to bring you informative sessions on writing for the genre; key...

If you want to delve into the world of speculative fiction, learn from the best at our day of writing talks and panel discussions with bestselling authors, and literary agents.

Writers & Artists are back at York Literature Festival and have teamed up with Orbit Books, leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy, to bring you informative sessions on writing for the genre; key note speaker on subverting the normal in fiction; a networking drinks reception with the speakers; and informative and interactive panel discussion with leading literary agents.

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Your Novel

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Wed 7 March 2018 - Wed 9 May 2018, 18.00 - 20.30

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in...

Join us for a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript.

Whether you've written half a draft or on your third edit, we've designed this course to help you progress as a writer. Along with giving you the ‘how-to’ writing tools you need to hone your novel-in-progress, your work will be assessed along the way by experts in their fields, all designed to help you take your writing to the next level.

Led by author and creative writing tutor William Ryan, the course will look at essential elements of the writing craft and how you can apply them to your own manuscript, including writing exercises that directly involve the material of your novel-in-progress.

Based at our Bloomsbury offices, evening sessions will last for two and a half hours, from 6-8.30pm, making it ideal for those with full-time jobs and other commitments. There will be opportunities at the beginning and the end of the course to get to know the other writers, as well as William himself.

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Your Children's Book

Bloomsbury Publishing London

Wed 21 March 2018 - Wed 18 April 2018, 18.00 - 20.30

Do you aspire to be the next Julia Donaldson or Suzanne Collins?

If so, join us in the heart of literary London for five stimulating weeks of practical workshops and expert advice from course leader Caroline Green, an award-winning writer for young people and Sunday Times best-selling writer of adult fiction. Students will explore essential elements of writing for a wide range of...

Do you aspire to be the next Julia Donaldson or Suzanne Collins?

If so, join us in the heart of literary London for five stimulating weeks of practical workshops and expert advice from course leader Caroline Green, an award-winning writer for young people and Sunday Times best-selling writer of adult fiction. Students will explore essential elements of writing for a wide range of ages, including: how to take an initial idea and develop it into a story that others will want to read; how to craft memorable characters; and how to write vivid settings. All attendees will gain an understanding of how the children's book market works and learn how to make their manuscript stand out in the slush pile.

The course has been designed to benefit authors at all stages of their writing journey, so whether you have an initial idea and want to know where to start, or have a full draft and need help with revising and making it the best it can possibly be, this is the course for you.

Each week will combine tutorials with practical exercises, discussion and feedback. Guest speakers are still to be announced. Furthermore, all attendees will receive a critique of up to 5,000 words of their writing and a copy of the latest edition of the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook.

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