Saturday, 26 March 2011

Dave Swann ~ The Privilege of Rain ~ Short Film

Dave Swann is a Brighton based poet and writer whose recently published book The Privilege of Rain is a mixture of poetry and prose inspired by his time as writer in residence at a high security prison in Nottingham.

In this film Dave reads three short extracts from his book.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Our 1st Flash Fiction Writing Competition is now open!

Maximum: 250 words
Phrase for this month: What the Dickens?
Deadline: Midnight on 1st April 2011

Entry is FREE!

Each month we will be holding a flash fiction competition where the winner will win What the Dickens? goodies to the value of £10.

Submissions must be in by midnight on the 1st of the month and the winner will be announced 2 weeks later. The winning entry will be posted up on our website for all to read.

Please submit your entry to

The usual standard applies: A4 double spaced, title of story at the top. Remember: DO NOT put your name on the story itself! In your e-mail, send a separate cover note with your name, e-mail address, title of your story and word count. If you are the lucky winner, we will send you an e-mail to tell you so and ask for your postal address to send you your lovely things.

The theme this month is: What the Dickens? so you can use this in many a title for your flash, have a character say the line, thread the individual words in to your flash...whatever you do, it's up to you!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Shop Officially Open & Website Now Live!

What the Dickens? Steyning, West Sussex
We're pleased to announce that our shop in Steyning, West Sussex is now officially open and our website is now live!

If you can't visit us in person, please visit our website or you can find us on Twitter: @writersgifts and Facebook:

Cobblestone Walk, High Street, Steyning