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January 31

Kent & Sussex Poetry Society


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January 31

Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize


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January 14
Magma’s 2021/22 Poetry Competitions


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January 28
The 2021 Manchester Writing Competition


£10,000 prizes for the best portfolio
of three to five poems and best short story of up to 2,500 words.
Submissions must be new work, not previously published.
Open internationally to new and established writers, aged 16 or over.
Deadline: 28 January 2022
Entry fee: £18 (reduced price entry available)
Organised by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Judged by Romalyn Ante, Malika Booker and Zaffar Kunial (Poetry)
and Hilaire, Simon Okotie and Nicholas Royle (Fiction).
For full details, to enter, and to read last year’s winners,
visit the Competition website: www.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/
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December 31
Wolverhampton Literature Festival Fifth Poetry Competition


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December 27

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2021


December 6
Mslexia Poetry & Pamphlet Competition
Mslexia Publications Ltd, PO Box 656,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE99 1PZ

January 9



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October 19-23

War of the Worlds


Reviewed for North West End: www.northwestend.co.uk



What a tangled web we weave, especially these days when the Internet ensures all kinds of information reach the parts that other sources can’t get to. Fake news can make people belligerent or else scare them out of their wits, just as it did with the broadcast of ‘War of the Worlds’ years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

October 12-16

Dracula: The Untold Story
imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse

Adapted and directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks



Reviewed for North West End: www.northwestend.co.uk


The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and here we are on Route 66 (or should that be 666?), since that’s their year (read on…), and a young lady has just walked into a police station to confess to murder. But she says her name is Mina Harker…

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