December 2017

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December 16 – January 7


Liverpool Empire

Reviewed for North West End:


Well now, what could be charming than a selfie with Duncan of Blue? A riveting production of oh not, not Cinderella again? Unfortunately, that goes

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Historical Novel Society New Novel Award

Deadline: December 31

For an unpublished novel; online submission only

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WordsDecember submissions


31st December 
Words Short Story Competition 2017

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Tongue&G Logo

January 1, 2018
Tongues&Grooves Prose Poem Prize 2018

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Baskerville2Jay Taylor & Patrick Robinson in Baskerville-319 Photo © Ellie Kurttz #

December 9-January 13


A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig

Liverpool Playhouse

Reviewed for North West End


Off to a cracking start, with a huge clap of thunder, opening onto a desolate stage and five mysterious figures. In many ways, tonight’s special effects

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Photograph: Brian Roberts

December 1 – January 6

Jungle Book

Unity Theatre:

Reviewed for North West End;

shorter version appears on their website:

4 *

Have the Unity gone and done it again again – or have they over-done it this time: bitten off

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Short Stories

December 10

Irish Imbas Celtic Mythology Short Story Competition


December 15

New Media Writing Prize

Interactive fiction or non-fiction written specifically for digital delivery

December 10

Amnesty International York Short Story Competition

Theme: ‘Borders’.