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The Leeds Story Cycle out now

Seven stories. Six characters. Two hours to Le Grand Départ. One city – Leeds. It’s 5th July 2014 and the world’s biggest cycling race is about to depart from Leeds. 22 teams, 198 riders,...

Gods of Gold Book Launch

Gods of Gold, a mystery set against the backdrop of the 1890 gas strike and the first in a new Victorian series by Chris Nickson, will be published in August 2014.   The launch...

Flash Fiction Competition from Tiny Owl Workshop

Here’s another competition for you Flash Fiction writers! The lovely Tiny Owl Workshop, all the way over in Oz, has kindly extended its Krampus Crackers Flash Fiction Competition to UK writers. Last year they...

The Portico Brotherton Poetry Prize is now open!

The Portico Brotherton Poetry Prize celebrates new poetry, using themes to stimulate creativity in both an Open category and a Young category. The Portico Library launched the Portico Poetry Prize in 2012 with two...