Category Archives: Magazines

Ministry of Secrets

Weight: Three Stories About Secrets, tonight at the Con Club, Lewes, is a performance piece by author Catherine Smith, who has adapted three of her short stories for the stage. (8pm, £7.)

Mslexia‘s Short Story Competition is now open, entry £10, international, women only. For inspiration, try these specially devised writing exercises.

In The Guardian this week, Frances Booth reports on Nick Hornby’s new enterprise for children, the Ministry of Stories.


The Last Letter

Artwork by Tracy Emin

From Sussex Writers’ Network: Small well-established writers group (graduates of Sussex Creative writing certificate in 2008) looking for fourth member for monthly feedback sessions. If interested, email

Erotic literature submissions wanted now for ‘The Itch Presents: Read Dirty to Me’ at Ladyfest 10.

In tomorrow’s Guardian, William Boyd profiles the new Nobel laureate, Mario Vargas Llosa, while The New Statesman publishes ‘The Last Letter’, a poem by Ted Hughes on the night of Sylvia Plath’s death.