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Horta Writing Centre
offers residential workshops and retreats in the spectacular Els Ports National Park in Catalonia, Spain. Upcoming workshops include: Fiction with Gillian Slovo (27 Apr-3 May); Novel in Progress with Trezza Azzopardi (1-7 Jun); Historical Fiction with Sarah Dunant (8-14 Jun).
- Catalonia, Spain.
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Horta Writing Centre
is a residential writers’ centre located in the spectacular Els Ports National Park in Catalonia, Spain. Offers an extraordinary programme of workshops and retreats for writers of all ages and abilities. Season 2013 now available for booking. Courses include: Fiction with Gillian Slovo; Novel in Progress with Trezza Azzopardi; Historical Fiction with Sarah Dunant; Poetry with Don Paterson; Non-Fiction with Rebecca Stott.
flamingofeather Poetry Competition
is for poems of up to 120 lines on any theme. Judges: Mimi Khalvati and Peter Daniels. Prizes: £1,000, £500, £200, 3@£50, plus additional prizes.
- Entry fee: £4.50 for one poem; £16 for 4; £4 for each poem thereafter.
- Poetry Competition, flamingofeather, PO Box 68473, London N16 1EG.
- Closing date: 15 March
- Click here to send email
The Bridport Prize
is for short stories of up to 5,000 wds, flash fiction of up to 250 wds and poems of up to 42 lines. Judges: Michèle Roberts (short story); David Swann (flash fiction); Wendy Cope (poetry). Prizes in short story and poetry categories: £5,000, £1,000, £500, 10@£50. Prize in flash fiction category: £1,000, £500, £250, 3@£25, plus The Dorset Award for £100.
- Entry fee: £8 per story, £7 per poem, £6 per flash fiction.
- The Bridport Prize, PO Box 6910, Dorset DT6 9BQ.
- Closing date: 31 May
The Pygmy Giant
is a website that publishes new short short fiction every other day. Welcomes flash fiction, poetry and short nonfiction of under 800 wds from British contributors.
For highlights of listings occuring over the next few weeks, click the links below. For comprehensive listings covering the current quarter, see the Directory in the current issue of Mslexia. Subscribe now »