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Poems for People: an anthology in solidarity with refugees

firstwriter.com – Saturday September 19, 2015

Poets in Solidarity with Refugees is a group of writers, artists and literature promoters who want to share and welcome stories in solidarity with refugees fleeing war-torn countries. Poems and fiction for the anthology will be selected by an experienced editorial panel and backed by a promotional campaign.

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Build Your Own Blog New Writer Scholarship

firstwriter.com – Saturday September 19, 2015

Build Your Own Blog is looking for a talented writer to support through the New Writer Scholarship 2015.

The scholarship is open to anyone aged 16 or over, and any form of written material in English, including short stories, poems, and blog posts.

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Author Cornelia Funke Launches Own Publishing Company

publishersweekly.com – Wednesday September 16, 2015

In an unusual move, bestselling children's author and illustrator Cornelia Funke, whose fantasy series Inkheart and Mirrorworld have been globally popular, cites creative differences with her U.S. publisher, and a growing wish to be free of restrictions on her artistic output, as the motivating factors in her decision to start her own press, called Breathing Books. Funke's partner in this endeavor is Mirada Studios in Los Angeles.

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A brace of writers and a Cross competition

independent.ie – Monday September 14, 2015

Lunch with a leading literary agent and a publishing scout and a classy, expensive pen - of such stuff are writer's dreams made. Here's your chance. Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin of the brilliant writing resources website Writing.ie has just launched a short story competition in association with Cross Pens for aspiring writers.

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Markets: Send out your writing!

mmegi.bw – Friday August 21, 2015

Are you looking for a place to send that short story you just finished? Do you need an agent to submit your work in UK or USA? Do you have an idea for a perfect children's book?

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Authonomy writing community closed by HarperCollins

theguardian.com – Thursday August 20, 2015

Authors are mourning the closure of Authonomy, the online community for would-be writers set up by HarperCollins seven years ago as a way to source new talent.

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How I got a literary agent

firstwriter.com – Saturday March 26, 2005

Jeffrey Bishop recently placed his book with the Running Water Literary Agency, which he found using firstwriter.com's database of literary agencies. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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