The ambition is for The Word to become a home for North East writers. Working in partnership with New Writing North we offer a range of writing courses and workshops to support writers as well as a writers in residence programme.

Sci-fi Writing Competition – Launching 2 September

We’re offering writers an exciting opportunity to enter a free competition with the chance to get their stories published in a new anthology commissioned by The Word as part of WRITE Festival 2020.

The competition will invite writers to submit short, science-fiction and fantasy stories. The competition will open on Monday 2 September and close on Monday 9 December 2020. Details on how to apply will be published on our website on the competition opening date.

There will also be a sci-fi writing workshop with Sixth Element Publishing on Saturday 21 September, 1-3pm priced at £3.50 to help aspiring writers to hone in their skills. Booking essential.