23 December 2021
Introducing the Top 10s of 2021
It was quite a tumulteous year, but there were definitely some positives to come out of 2021. Join us as we take a look back at some of them.
21 December 2021
The Tomten: a lonely and existential alternative to Father Christmas
Ambiguity and loneliness are celebrated in the story of the tomten, at odds with some of our more traditional Christmas folklore.
9 December 2021 – 17 February 2022
Northern Writers Awards applications are now open!
If you love to write fiction, short stories, poetry, non-fiction or manuscripts then check out the Northern Writers Awards!!
4 December 2021
Marcus Rashford to publish a children’s novel
The nation’s favourite footballer and campaigner will be writing ‘The Breakfast Club Adventures’ with Alex Falase-Koya, based on his own school experiences.
9 December 2021 – 13 January 2022
Open Call Opportunity for Script Submissions
BBC Writersroom annual open submission opportunity for all writers aged 18 and over and resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland will open next week.
30 November 2021
International Youth Arts Festival rebrands to FUSE International for 2022
The biggest UK youth-based multi-arts festival is switching up its image by changing its name and branding from the International Youth Arts Festival to FUSE International.
28 November 2021
Good To Know: How are books made?
Discover the creative process of creating a hand-printed and hand-bound book
25 November 2021
Orwell Youth Prize 2022: Themes, judges, and deadline announced
The Orwell Youth Prize, a writing prize for young people aged 12-18, will now be accepting submissions of any creative format based around the theme of 'climate change'.
24 November 2021
Interview with Aly Stoneman, poet and doctoral researcher of coastal erosion
We spoke to Aly Stoneman, climate change poet and doctoral researcher, about her journey into the creative industry and her unique exploration of coastal erosion.
18 November 2021
Voice Retrospects: The Lonely Londoners
Samuel Selvon published his novel The Lonely Londoners back in 1956 as a reflection on the lives of immigrants in contemporary British society. It's contemplative, rich in atmosphere, and well worth a read.
14 November 2021
Good To Know: The hidden author cameos in films & TV
Discover the authors hidden in plain sight that you may have missed
5 November 2021
Report shows that number of minority ethnic characters in children’s books has increased
The report displays a fourfold increase in the amount of diversity found in children’s literature, when compared to four years ago.
28 October 2021 – 9 December 2021
Join WSC free mentoring scheme!
If you are an inspiring female writer for journalist then this is a great opportunity for you!!
22 October 2021
Review: One Man Poe
No doubt an enjoyable watch for fans of horror legend Edgar Allan Poe, but perhaps a little inaccessible to everybody else.
22 October 2021
BBC Young Writers' Award 2021 goes to story that focuses on teen insecurity
Tabitha Rubens, 19, received the BBC Young Writers' Award 2021 for her short story 'Super-Powder', which addresses the exploitation of teenage insecurities.
22 October 2021
Review: Beautiful Country by Julie Qian Wang
Beautiful Country casts a light on the struggles faced by the poor and undocumented in the US.
19 October 2021
Black creatives to watch out for
Inspiring and innovative Black creatives to support during Black History Month and onwards.
18 October 2021
Body image regarding the arts. is it a problem? lets discuss...