October 2017

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Competition special including 100s of writing prizes! Plus a star interview with Roddy Doyle and how to write ‘one true sentence'

On Sale: 07/09/2017

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Inside our October 2017 issue:

Clear a space in your writing diary – it’s time for the Writing Magazine Competition Special!

• Details of over 200 competitions to enter, with £££s of prize money, right through to June 2018

• A sneak peek at Writing Magazine’s own competition programme, so you can start planning your entries early

• Read the winning entries from special Writing Magazine competitions


• Star interview with Roddy Doyle, the Booker Prize winning author of The Commitments, on his new book, Smile

• How to write ‘one true sentence' – we dig deep to explore what Hemingway really meant with one of the most frequently quoted pieces of writing advice

• Serial winner Tracy Fells – just back from her all-expenses paid to Singapore for the Commonwealth Short Story results – explains how competitions can enhance your life and writing career 

• How to write sex scenes sensitively, from bestselling author Sally Gardner

PLUS All the latest submission calls and opportunities to get published in 20 pages of essential Writers’ News

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