EW Anthology and Exeter Novel Prize

On Saturday, at St Stephen's Church in Exeter, the launch of Exeter Writers' new anthology The Coastal Zoo took place in an event that also saw the inaugural Exeter Novel Prize being awarded to an Exeter Writer!


Well attended by over 100 guests (including Ben Bradshaw MP, the judge Broo Doherty of DMM Literary Agency, the six Exeter Novel Prize finalists and many members of Exeter Writers), the event was a tremendous success. The prize had a very high-quality shortlist, but in the end Broo announced that Su Bristow's Sealskin was the winner of the £500 prize, a lovely trophy and - most exciting - an opportunity for the novel to be considered by a literary agent.


The Coastal Zoo, our beautifully typeset and printed new anthology, includes stories, scripts and poems by Exeter Writers as well as the winning stories from the last five years' Exeter Writers Short Story Competitions. It is available here.

The Coastal Zoo

Exeter Novel Prize



On Saturday 22nd March, the winner of CreativeWritingMatters' inaugural Exeter Novel Prize will be announced at a ceremony in the heart of Exeter city centre.

Sponsored by Exeter Writers, the £500 first prize will be presented by Ben Bradshaw MP, as well as £50 runnner-up prizes for the five other shortlisted writers.

Also in attendance will be the prize's judge Broo Doherty of DHH Literary Agency, the CreativeWritingMatters team, and many local authors.

The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. at the beautiful St Stephen's Church on Exeter's High Street. All are welcome.


Cat Walks

Three prolific Exeter Writers are seeing their new collection rocketing up the Amazon charts.

Cat Walks, a collection of three short stories on a feline theme, is available to download as an e-book from Amazon.

Published on 28th February, Cat Walks has been receiving five-star reviews. Pick up this purr-fect little book today!