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Short Story Competition 2022

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The 2022 Exeter Writers short story competition is now closed for entries. Thank you to everyone who entered, we look forward to reading them all. The longlist will be announced in early May, so in the meantime we suggest you put your feet up and congratulate yourself on submitting with tea and cake, and then start on your next story!

Final Month for Entries!

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Don't forget that our Short Story Competition closes on the 28th February! That's still plenty of time to explore the 3000 word limit and send us a winning story. See our competition page for details.

Degrees of Exposure by Dianne Bown-Wilson

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  Exeter Writer, Dianne Bown-Wilson has recently released her latest short story collection, Degrees of Exposure .   Dianne's stories have won any number of competitions. If you want to study what makes a winning story, you can't go wrong by checking these out.       A young man is seduced by a knitting sorceress. A couple weekending in Copenhagen bond through an unexpected donation of wedding cake. An old ex-mercenary, cut off by flood waters, finds himself transformed into James Bond. Two worlds collide in an out-of-town retail park as a middle-aged woman helps two asylum seekers in their quest for a better life…   Intrigued? These tales are part of a new collection of t hirty-three wide-ranging contemporary short stories by Exeter Writer, Dianne Bown-Wilson. All have either won prizes or been short- or long-listed in international creative writing competitions in the past three years.   Degrees of Exposure invites readers to dip into different

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2022

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 The Exeter Writers Short Story Competition is now open for entries! Go to our competition page for more details on how to enter.

LitFest memories

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 Thank you to everyone who came to our various events at Exeter Literary Festival, we loved meeting you and hope that you enjoyed it too. Here are a few photos from our networking day...

Exeter Writers at Exeter LitFest (Part 2)

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Exeter Literary Festival continues to bring you more events hosted by Exeter Writers. Get your tickets quickly before they're sold out!!   Simon Kettlewell joins the Unmumsy Mum in the Library: Friday 5th November 9.30am. The two local authors bring very different perspectives to a topic close to everyone's heart: Families and how to survive them! Simon discusses his memoir style novel, Eternity Leave with Sarah Turner, author of the Unmumsy Mum Blog and books.       Preparing your Submission: With Cathie Hartigan and Margaret James in the Customs House. Friday 5th November As part of the Writers Networking Day at the Custom House, Cathie and Margaret will share their hints and tips (and over 30 years of combined teaching experience) for giving your work the best possible chance of success. Ask them anything abo ut writing and how to prepare your submission, and they’ll do their best to help you. (This event is now sold out!)     Stories For Magazines: with Angela Wooldr