Monthly Archives: October 2014


Basic details of all competitions will be added to the competitions page as they come out. This will include any deviation from standard presentation. If you’re unsure as to standard presentation rules, please let us know.

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Crime competition

My apologies! I forgot to set out the details about the crime writing competition set by Michael Malone at the beginning of this month. It’s pretty straight forward. Michael has asked for a maximum of 2,000 words. And you can … Continue reading

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Chris Paton on Articles

Chris Paton visited to talk about Articles today. He set a competition, and here are the details. Required:  1000 words max, for an article (not a short story) about an ancestor who is interesting/inspiring.  It needn’t be far back (maybe … Continue reading

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Flash dialogue!

Great presentations this week from Joanie, on Flash Fiction, and Alasdair, on dialogue. There was much talk about the Crime/Thriller competition which was set last week, and next week we’ll be getting the Article Competition set by Chris Paton.

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The London Magazine Short Story Competition

The London Magazine’s prestigious short story competition has returned. We are home to some of the very best names in short story writing, including Raymond Carver, Alison MacLeod, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd. To continue its literary history, The London Magazine is … Continue reading

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Poetry, drama, and favourite books

Recent meetings of Largs Writers Group have featured guest speakers on poetry and on drama. It’s always good to have a guest speaker, to get you thinking. We also had a change of plan when our trip to Dean Castle … Continue reading

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