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It's summer silly season – the hardest time of year to get any writing done – with school holidays, sweltering heat (although I'm not complaining!) and seemingly everybody in publishing taking annual leave all at once... but it's also one of the most exciting times of the year, when we all start heading for the nation's literary hotspots to mingle with other writers and readers at festivals and conferences.

Where are you heading this year? We'll be in Harrogate for the Theakston's Crime Writing Festival this weekend, so come and say hello if you see us, and keep an eye out at any other festivals too – we're hitting the road quite hard this year to pop up at as many events as we can! And if we don't see you, do get in touch to let us know which events you particularly enjoy and why. Maybe we'll be able to find time for them next year.

Whether you're out and about or just relaxing in the sun with a notebook and pen, let us know what you're up to by email, on Facebook or Twitter. We'd love to hear how summer's treating you.

Happy writing!

Jonathan Telfer
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Big opportunities, comps to enter and upcoming events
• Win £3,500 in the free-to-enter Costa Short Story Prize
• Win a £100 Amazon voucher for just 150 words in The Print Express Flash Fiction Competition
• A new author-friendly take on crowdfunding has been launched by Social Publishing
• Receive £10,000 and invaluable career development for your comedy script in the The Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme
• Prizes are €1,000 for poetry and prose in the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Awards
• Book by 31 July to get a special early bird discount on First Page Courses' Getting Away With Murder five-day residential course
• Celebrate links between the UK and the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the BCSA Writing Competition
• First prize is £200 in two new competitions – for poetry and short stories – launched by Ilkley Literature Festival
• Win £200 for prose, poetry and visual art in the second Elbow Room Prize
• Write a magical encounter inspired by a picture for the Creative Competitor Writing Competition

Meanwhile, catching our eye on the wider web: 

• How to win a Man Booker Prize, or at least appear statistically likely to
• Admire four gorgeous newly discovered Beatrix Potter illustrations
• Timeless creativity advice from poet, novelist. songwriter and all-round WM hero Leonard Cohen
• A plea to praise modern children's writing instead of pushing the classics
The Glorious Heresies, by Lisa McInerney
Here’s your chance to bag a copy of the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel The Glorious Heresies, by Lisa McInerney.

About the book….
One messy murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father Tony, whose obsession with this unhinged next-door neighbour threatens to ruin him and his family.

We have 5 copies to giveaway, so for your chance of winning, simply answer the following question by 5 August:

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction recently celebrated which anniversary?
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