The Busy Writer in February: News and Opportunities
No longer dark at 4! Crocuses and snowdrops! Wendy Erskine’s Dance Move! Read about all the exciting things happening in February below!
The 2022 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize is open for submissions until 30 June 2022. Exceptionally international in scope, the prize supports writers who have not yet published a book-length work, with no limits on age, gender, nationality, or background. All fifteen shortlistees and winners will also be offered the Chapter and Verse or Free Reads mentoring scheme in partnership with The Literary Consultancy.
Wendy Erskine’s first collection Sweet Home was amazing. This collection is even better! It is out this month and is full of rich, funny and incredibly intimate stories that touch the very quick of our humanity.
Listen to this!
This is an excellent story: a series of ‘things happening’ that, with the rather amazing (horror? meta? punchline?) ending, suddenly inflects the story with a wholly different (and ambiguous) atmosphere.