Members’ Area: Opening Night, 2019/20 Successes (Recorded Zoom) – 16 September 2020

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR RECORDING   RUNNING ORDER Jeanette (President) – Welcome To The Year Ahead (omitted) Suzy Kelly – General Short Story Carolyn O’Hara – Published Poem Ajay (Media Liaison) – Being On The Committee Sheila Grant – Published Article Marion Husband – Self-Published Non-Fiction Book Nigel (Treasurer) – Feedback Nights...

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Virtual Launch of the Latest Tartan Witch Illustrated Children’s Book by Greta Yorke and Maggie Bolton

Ayr Writers’ Club members, Greta Yorke and Maggie Bolton, have eschewed the more traditional methods of launching their very latest Tartan Witch children’s story this year, due to circumstances, and taken their book launch virtual, online. Greta’s words, Maggie’s illustrations, the series of Witch books – Witch Hitch and Tartan Witch – have been very well...

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Competition Guide 2020-21, Writing Magazine

As Ayr Writers’ Club limbers up for the beginning of the new writing year, the start of the 2020/21 Programme, Writing Magazine is releasing a bumper edition of over 800 competitions as a free-giveaway in its October edition. And, it just so happens, that AWC is entering its very own competition season – 10 multi-genred pockets of challenge – AWC 2020/21 Competitions –...

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Double Publication Joy for AWC Writer, Suzy A. Kelly

Ayr Writers’ Club member, Suzy A. Kelly, has found a writing method that really works. It’s been so successful in fact, that, not only has she had her AWC 2018 250 words Flash Fiction Competition entry piece, Killing Marat, published within Stories from Home: An Anthology of Stories and Poems, but she’s gone on to have a second piece, a 2000 words General Short Story, Them at...

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Next Chapter Award – Closing Date 2 September 2020

  Scottish Book Trust are a national charity that has been bringing the benefits of reading and writing to everyone in Scotland for 21 years. With a range of competition and award initiatives, they are particularly keen to encourage Scotland’s writers to move forward with their writing aspirations. The annual Next Chapter Award exists to support an emerging writer over the age of 40...

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2019’s Imprint Writing Competition Winning Entries

Following on from Ayr Writers’ Club successes at the annual Imprint Writing Competition prize-giving night – Writer Success at Imprint Awards Link East Ayrshire Leisure have recently released some of the shortlisted and prize-winning submissions, online. Notably, club member Kirsty Hammond’s winning entry, Drafts, her runner-up entry, Dear Skinny Me, and club member Maggie...

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SAW Summer Competitions – Short Story and Poetry

    The Scottish Association of Writers (SAW) are running a couple of competitions over the summer months, with online entry and enticing prizes. The first is a 2000 word short story, with an open theme. Adjudicated by Olga Wojtas, and with hints of a night away at the home of SAW’s annual Writers’ Conference – Hilton Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld – together...

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UK and Ireland Directory of Poetry Journals, Magazines and Websites

Colin Bancroft, a widely-published poet living in the North Pennines and with a strong Twitter following, reached out for help to the Twitter writing community  recently – he wanted to compile an up-to-date directory of poetry journals, magazines, websites – places where poets could submit their work for publication. Suggestions flooded in. The resulting directory, listed on his...

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