Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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Here is the latest Writers Online newsletter, including details of the WM competition:

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Hi Karen

How's your writing arm? Exhausted after all those Christmas cards? Why not relax by, erm, doing some more writing for some top comps closing over the Christmas break. We've got a bumper selection this month with some incredible prizes, so check out the links below to see if you can get 2016 off to a flying start. As always, let me know how you've got on on Facebook, Twitter or just email.

Don't forget, there's still time to enter our prize draw for a selection of creative writing guides and give us your feedback on Writing Magazine, by completing our reader survey. Let us know what you think, here.
Jonathan Telfer
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All the latest news and opportunities from Writers Online
PLUS: There's still time to enter WM's own competitions, all with deadlines soon after Christmas, to win a Matador self-publishing deal (closing 31 December), win your way, including flights, to Iceland Writers' Retreat (closing 3 January), win a pair of tickets to the Adventure Travel Show, 23-24 January, in an exclusive WM giveaway, or, for readers who started a subscription to WM during 2015, enter our annual New Subscribers competition by submitting a story (1,500-1,700 words) or poem (up to 40 lines) by email.

Meanwhile, catching our eye on the wider web, we've been distracted by:


February Writing Magazine, out on 7 January
imageSPECIAL BUMPER ISSUE - 128 packed pages!

Plan your writing calendar with our definitive listings of festivals, workshops, courses and retreats, throughout 2016.
  • Why is it worth taking a retreat?
  • 10 tips to make the most of your writing retreat
  • How to organise an author event at your local library
Star interview with genre-straddling crime author Louise Welsh
50,000 words in a day? Yes, you read that right!
A submission letter under the microscope
Authentic dialogue for your crime novel

Ten top tips for Valentine's inspired writing
How to develop yourself as a children's author
How to approach editors and sell your work

Plus all our usual publication opportunities, paying markets, competitions to enter and publishing industry news,

Buy Writing Magazine in print, as a digital edition or ask a newsagent to reserve your copy.
Start 2016 the WRITE way
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Enrol on a course today and enjoy:
  • Discount prices - Book before 31 January and pay our 2015 prices. Courses start from as little as £150 and you can even spread your payments with three interest-free instalments
  • 9 courses to choose from, including Becoming a successful writer, Fiction, Short Story, Children's and article writing
  • Tailored one-to-one tuition with a professional writer
  • Flexible learning: study at your own pace
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Made for Mobile….Made for you
imageJust in time for Christmas, when a lot of you will hopefully be receiving fancy new smartphones, we have now launched our brand new Made for Mobile edition.

Our January issue has been custom made for ease of reading on a mobile device, so now you really can take Writing Magazine with you wherever you go. iPhone users can download the Writing Magazine app straight to their phone and enjoy this great new look for our January edition. Android users, simply download the Pocketmags app from the Play Store and then search for Writing Magazine.

WATCH our video to see just how great it looks!


Just Write with WM
imageWriting Magazine has teamed up with Hodder & Stoughton to offer a free six-month subscription to WM in their brand new Just Write gift set. (It's a voucher, so you can use it to add on at the end of your current subscription if you already have one!)

The set also includes their Complete Creative Writing Course as a book and its audio component, The Insider’s Guide to Publishing, and a deluxe notebook – perfect for writers at any stage, and just in time for Christmas! Treat yourself today, drop some heavy hints, or purchase for a loved one on Amazon – at a massive discount! – today.


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