BOOK & WRITING BLOGS
NY Book Editors – writing/ editing/ querying agents – choose a category and there’s good advice.
Angela J. Phillip’s Blog – news & views, mainly tales of falling into holes while trying to stay out of them.
Hastings Online Times – Bookchat – sometimes writing, but more often book reviews lumped into a theme eg exercise or food or romance….. could be anything. It’s a place to showcase writers who are local so if you’d like to be interviewed for an article do get in touch (go to the Contact page).
angela j phillip on blogger – don’t blog here much anymore, no time, but I love this site. So easy to use, the best. Can’t recommend blogger enough. Tales of holes that I fell into in the past – as well as some book reviews etc.
Hastings Writers’ Room. Theme Misrepresentation (1,500 words) deadline 30 April 2020. Fee £6. First prize Gold membership of Retreat West (worth £100). For more details, see Hastings Writers’ Room
Early Works Press. Short Story competition. Entry fee £5 per story up to 4000 words. £10 for over 4000. Maximum 8000 words. £200 first prize. Deadline 31 October 2020. For more details, see Earlyworks Press.
Hastings Writers’ Room. Flash fiction five/ twenty-nine – submit FIVE stories, each with max 29 words, deadline 31 May 2020. Fee £7 for five stories. First prize Gold membership of Retreat West or cash alternative £100. Please check rules and conditions at Hastings Writers’ Room
Early Works Press. Flash Fiction competition 2020. Max 100 words. Deadline 30 August 2020. First prize £100. Please check rules and conditions at Earlyworks Press.
WRITERS’ GROUPS IN HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS
Hastings Writers’ Group meet fortnightly on Mondays 7.30 – 9.30 pm at the White Rock Hotel. Membership is subject to vacancies and costs £80 per yr (or £40 per half year). For more details please see the website.
St Leonard’s Writers meet on Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm at St Ethelburga Church in St Saviours Rd. There is a small joining fee and weekly contribution (see website for details). Contact person: David Edwards [email protected] For more details please see the website stleonardswriters.com
Shorelink Writers meet most Monday evenings between September and July in the Tesco Community Room, Tesco Extra, Churchwood Drive, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 9RB. Small donation for each meeting. Membership is subject to vacancy so please get in touch first. Contact [email protected] / [email protected]
For more details, please see the website.
The Literary Shed Writing Circle
Weekly. Thursday, 10–12. Café sessions free. Workshop: £8
Contact: Aruna – e: [email protected]
INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS IN HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS
The Bookkeeper Bookshop 1a Kings Rd, St Leonards
Come and look at the Bookkeeper Bookshop Facebook page to see more.
The Hare & Hawthorn Bookshop 51 George St, Hastings Old Town
For more information see the Hare & Hawthorn Facebook page.