X Press anthology

The X Press are looking to publish an anthology of new writing from the West Midlands’ African-Caribbean, Asian and Chinese communities in association with Birmingham Libraries. The book will be edited by will be edited by Birmingham based author, playwright and former BBC Writer in Residence, Ava Ming (pictured) about whom there’s a pretty comprehensive … [Read more…]

New Generation Arts Festival

The New Generation Arts festival brings all the various UCE arts graduate shows under one banner for two weeks in this summer. It’s a neat idea allowing them to make more of an event of their varied shows and really push the creatives involved. It’s still early days but the website looks to be adding … [Read more…]

300 Birmingham Words

Submissions are open for the fourth Birmingham Words anthology to be titled Perfectly Formed with the only requirement being pieces are less that 300 words long. We don’t want anything slapdash or hasty. When you’ve got up to an absolute maximum of 300 words (and we’re going to be strict on this) you can’t afford … [Read more…]

Muslim Writers Awards

The first annual Muslim Writers Awards take place on 28th March at the Library Theatre. The closing date for submissions is 28th Feb, which is a bit close, but the project appears to be wider than just a ceremony offering writers a whole gamut of support from creative writing courses and editing advice to professional … [Read more…]

What Was Lost

Birmingham author Catherine O’Flynn’s debut novel What Was Lost was released by local publishers Tindal Street Press this month. “A lost little girl appears on CCTV screens at the Green Oaks shopping centre, evoking memories of junior detective Kate Meaney, missing for 20 years. Kurt, a security guard with a sleep disorder, and Lisa, a … [Read more…]