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We must expose the lie of the beautiful notebook. You will not write well in the beautiful £9 notebook. The beautiful notebook will betray you. Sing instead the humble spiral-bound reporter's lined notebook (85p) which will in fact liberate you and turn out your best writing
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Go dark for this month's @WritingMagazine open short story competition, whether that means tales of deceit and deception, things that go bump in the night, dystopian spec fic or anything else that comes to mind... 👻 writers-online.co.uk/writing-compet…U
There's just two workshop tickets left as @Kickstarter rewards!! So if you fancy joining @rachellewispoet and I for a chilled online workshop with lots of fun prompts get yours now :) it will be BSL interpreted and auto-captioned #WritingCommunity twitter.com/disabledjoy/st…
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super-quick chapbook sub window at 4000 followers? for a pub date this october? yeah?
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Roxane Gay Books is accepting submissions from unagented writers beginning June 15. They will consider novels, short fiction, memoirs, essay collections, and nonfiction. There are no fees for submitting a manuscript. gay.submittable.com/submit
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Have you seen our massive LGBTQIA+ section on our web store? It's FULL of absolute queer bangers by the likes of @afshandl @jamesliammcd @Ibizo_Lami @fayroberts @CiaranHodgers and remember! Queer poets are forever, not just for June x burningeye.bigcartel.com/category/lgbtq…
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Myself + @rachellewispoet set up @disabledjoy to create opportunities for D/deaf, disabled + neurodivergent writers to tell the stories about joy, comfort and happiness we don't often get to tell! But now we need your help for our Kickstarter / kickstarter.com/projects/disab…
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If you haven't heard, we opened up for our ANATOMY theme subs yesterday!! We are already starting to receive phenomenal work and cannot wait to see the rest!! It's free to submit, contributors will be paid, and it will appear in print and online. Submit today! RT and share! 📣B
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It's time folks. We're looking again! We want to hear from intersectional LGBTQI+ writers and will be prioritising work from writers who are Q/BPOC, working class, disabled, and neurodivergent. For more info, please see our guidelines here: knighterrantpress.com/submissions 1/
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Our message to survivors of domestic abuse tonight is clear: if you need support, Refuge is here for you, round the clock. We will believe you and we will support you. You are not alone.
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SUBMISSION CALL for Gothic, horror & dark fiction novels. We want books with the curse of unputdownability, that keep a reader up all night. We shine a flickering candle on dark fiction in new areas and by those underrepresented in the genre & industry. hauntpublishing.com/submissions
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Two weeks until my next one-off writing workshop! Come and play ⬇️ twitter.com/WritelikeaGrrr…
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Introducing Snowflake Issue #3: “LORE”! We want your campfire tales, your mythology, your history, your future, your gods and demons and everything in between… Submissions open June 1st - August 1st ❄️
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Have you read this absolute gem yet from the one and only @jane_bradley? It’s a joyous romp of a chapbook through teenage mayhem, trauma and love with 8 original short stories and performance pieces we adore ⚡️ janeclairebradley.com/product/truth-…
I am looking to chat to LGBTQI women and non-binary people that are fans of vampire shows. Think Buffy, Carmilla, etc. This is for a piece in @DIVAmagazine, pegged around the release of Netflix's new drama, First Kill. Deadline 27th May #JournoRequest
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💥 Just under 3 weeks left to send us your queer poems for Issue 8! 💥 As usual, we want all your poems. All details afourteenpoems.com/submitKx. Send! Us! Your! Poems! Ps some of these subjects have appeared in previous issues. Literary love to anyone who recognises them.5mj
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Submissions for 💗 issue 2: pink 💗 are now OPEN!! With guest edito@HunterArdenen Deadline: 31st May More info and submission guidelines agamutmag.com/submit0cJ
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Let's go! Submissions now open for ISSUE FIVE of The Willowherb. Writers of colour on nature, place, and environment, full details are here: thewillowherbreview.com/submissions Deadline: 30 June at 23.59 BST
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any non-cis poets or performers that see this and aren't in my network group already? send me a dm. building a national network of trans+ ppl and you should be part of it xo
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Hello you lovely lot! Our submissions open in a week! Get 🦆 dem 🦆 poems 🦆 ready!
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Are you looking to develop your writing journey? ☕️📖 There's still chance to book a 121 with Paul, our artistic director. Book through our website 🌟#Writerdevelopmentn#Outonthepagege
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not long to go until @WritelikeaGrrrl: ignite is back at @HeadingleyHEART 🌸🌈💕 a six-week creative writing course for women and non-binary writers of all abilities and experiences, we start on 9 june - and you can pay in instalments. book, book, boowritelikeagrrrl.com/ignite-in-leed…5jho
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As an LGBT+ Library, we are passionate in expressing our belief in LGBT+ literature to connect with the BEAUTIFUL lives of LGBT+ people. In light of this, we are honoured and excited to share our upcoming Queer Poetry event with @lb_southwark 'Festival of Words'...
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The inbox is getting full with fantastic submissions for Issue 6 but please keep them coming. We're open until May 31st for queer #fiction, #poetry and #nonfiction from #LGBTQIA writers. Full guidelines on our website 👇🏽�queerlings.co.uk/submissionsZTqDm
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Submissions for Little Terrors, Issue 2 of the Ram Eye magazine, open on the 1st of June. The new theme is haunted youths. That means childhood horror stories, hauntology and nostalgia, looking back through blood-red tinted glasses. (1/2)
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Our pals over at @VervePoetryPres are open for collection and pamphlet submissions until the end of May! Go go go! twitter.com/VervePoetryPre…
🏳️‍🌈 Kinsey Scale for the Emotionally Fragile Queer 🏳️‍⚧️ My fourth pamphlet is out now wi@BurningEyeBooksoks 🥳 It is a rewrite of the original Kinsey Scale, an archaic measure of queerness ranging 0-6. My version is fit for a generations of messy queers who are bad at numbetwitter.com/BurningEyeBook…Sq1Ga
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Ever wondered how #WLAG started? It all began in 2015 in a room with a leaking roof at the Feminist Library💕 From that small beginning, the community has grown into a worldwide network of writers supporting writers to bring joy through writing! 🌎🌍writelikeagrrrl.com/about-us/YeKw
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Ugh, this poem <3 Congratulations to our They//Us member and absolutely brilliant poet @BibiJuneS on the publication of their new pamphlet today! Grab a copy from @BurningEyeBooks ! twitter.com/BurningEyeBook…
I have a lot of queer assignments to assign over the next few months — if you're queer and a writer, send me your pitches/writing samples! [email protected]
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The Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction (‘The Lindisfarne Prize’) is a literary prize which recognises outstanding writing in the genre of crime or thriller fiction ⬇️ £2500 prize, deadline 30th June 2022. twitter.com/DarkSkiesPub/s…
Fancy a job at @edfringe this summer? There's a few going! Including a Writer In Residence position at The Alternative School working with young people. Fee: £10k, deadline: 6th May ⬇️ edbookfest.co.uk/about-us/jobs
Before we open for submissions later this week here's a few key points to consider when submitting. Please note that this is a general overview based on the most common things that lead to a rejection from us. We hope this helps. (1/8)
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Just some of the absolutely bloody lovely feedback we’re getting from last nights show @strangebrewbriz 🥺 Thank you to everyone who came along, you’re delightful and it’s so good to be back on a Bristol stage! #ThatsWhatWeSaiddw
Oh Bristol 💜 I’m bloody shattered now after That’s What We Said! What a turn out, banging performances, I love the queers here, I love the high energy and warmth and community you bring in with you, poets �1H
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Awww!! My big head in Bristol. Thank you @forbookssake for finding ways to transmit poetry from the sickbed to the stage. And for the video of our audience wishing me to get well soon 🥺 big love xxxxtwitter.com/icedpaul/statu…b
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Update for those with tickets for tonight’s That’s What We Said @strangebrewbriz ⬇️
Bristol! Come see me shout stuff tomorrow (and 2 other fabulous poets) twitter.com/forbookssake/s…
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💜 WE'RE BACK TOMORROW! 💜 Do not sleep on this line-u@lisaluxx_x_@tstheidiotot and Leilah Jane King 🔥 Have you got your ticketforbookssake.net/product/thats-…SRp
📢📢CALLING ALL BARDS: multi award-winning poe@CiaranHodgersrs , will be offering a FREE online workshop TONIGHT @ 6pm! How to Construct Your Poetry Collection. This is a fantastic opportunity of for new writers. Follow the link to book tickets 🖋writingonthewall.org.uk/writer-on-the-…KVeh
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In this collection, fifteen writers explore what happens when women give themselves the space to create – from the joy of opening a new notebook, or the thrill of a new idea, to the self-doubt and uncertainty that those things can bring. Pre-order SLAYW deardamsels.com/product/so-lon…
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Looking for someone to help on the door again! drop me a DM x twitter.com/forbookssake/s…
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We have a brand new Saturday session available as part of our Summer Season! Join @Flynx13 for a two hour poetry workshop exploring 'Freedom Through Short Form' and find out how writing to shorter forms can actually be freeing for our writing practice✨ writelikeagrrrl.com/shortform/
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On Wednesday I'm back in Bristol with the 10/10 poetry people @forbookssake - there's full accessibility arrangements, including free tickets for carers of disabled attendees. I will be reading from Fetch Your Mother's Heart (@Outspoken_Press) and signing books. Get your tickets! twitter.com/forbookssake/s…
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