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  • Writers’ Retreat at Brantwood, 1-8 Nov. One Space Available.

    A small group of three or four writers from Writers in Oxford and the SoA have found that a full week together in the Lodge by John Ruskin’s house overlooking Coniston is a brilliant way to switch off the world (intermittent wifi) and get on and write - and get feedback from trusted peers. As one of us has had to pull out for family reasons, there is one space available.

  • Feedback Wanted

    Feedback wanted for an article exploring the fate of the debut novella in today’s market.

  • House Swap In Spain

    An SoA member based in Barcelona, Spain, is looking for a house swap with a member in the United Kingdom. She is flexible on times and places. If you are interested, please contact Dolores Payás by email on dolpayas@gmail.com for more details and to discuss dates and places.



  • Professional Author Needed

    Members are reminded to make use of the SoA’s contract vetting service for any agreements they are offered.

    Professional Author Needed

  • Tŷ Newydd Autumn Retreat ***SPECIAL OFFER FOR SOA MEMBERS***

    26-30 October, 2015

    'Tŷ Newydd is very close to my heart; a house of poetry, good fellowship, laughter and contemplation to which I always return.' Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate

  • Volunteers Needed for PhD Study

    Volunteers are needed for a PhD study being conducted at Oxford Brookes University looking at how the definition of a book has been re-defined by modern technology and how that relates to the rise of independent authors using social media as a place in which to create fiction.

  • The 2016 International Rubery Book Award

    The International Rubery Book Award is an established book award based in the UK for independent and self published books. The 2016 Award is now open for submissions.

  • INK Festival Submissions Open

    INK is a springboard festival, which champions new writing over a weekend of quality, live back-to-back performances of stage plays, short films and kids’ theatre. INK is now open for submissions for INK 2016, festival dates 8 - 10 April. 

  • The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2015

    The Bath Children’s Novel Award is a new prize for unpublished or independently published novelists writing for children or young adults. 

  • UEA Archive Seeks Doris Lessing Materials

    The British Archive for Contemporary Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has acquired the personal archive of the late Nobel laureate, Doris Lessing (1919-2013) including a great deal of correspondence. Should anyone with additional letters from Doris Lessing feel able to donate the material to our archive, they would be delighted to hear from them.

    You can contact the archive on archives@uea.ac.uk.


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