Announcing a new science and poetry competition ‘Brilliant Poetry’

‘Brilliant Poetry’ – a new competition that aims to bring together science and poetry to explore the liminal spaces in-between. As well as having contestant’s work recognised on an international platform, there are also some rather attractive prizes – £1000 for the winner, £500 for the second place, and £250 for the third. The competition […]

Press and Journal short story competition

Saturday’s P&J announced they are running a short story competition in conjunction with this year’s Granite Noir. It’s 1500 to 2000 words and due in on 28 Jan. One entry per writer; thriller, crime fiction, or mystery. P&J readers will already know all this!Details can be found on the festival website at: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/granite-noir The address […]

New Writer’s Magazine open for submissions

The former Writers and Readers magazine has been resurrected in another guise as the All Your Stories magazine. The editors are looking for submissions from both new and experienced writers. The submission deadline for the February issue is: 16th January 2024 Full details available at: www.allyourstories.com

Huntly Writers launch their new anthology ‘Speaking Back’

On Thursday evening 5th October, friends and family of both old and new Huntly Writers met in Orb’s Bookshop in Huntly, to celebrate the launch of our new anthology entitled ‘Speaking Back’. And an excellent evening was had by all… This new anthology showcases poetry from both members of Huntly Writers and some recipients of […]

Brian Nisbet Poetry Award is open for 2023

BRIAN NISBET POETRY AWARD 2023 To celebrate the life of the Huntly Writers poet, Brian Nisbet, the Brian Nisbet Poetry Award will take place for the eighth year. Prizes will be given for the best poem on the theme of REFUGE. Please read the entry rules below and follow this guide carefully for submission • […]

The Poetry Society National Poetry Competition

The Poetry Society is holding its annual National Poetry Competition with a closing date of 31st October 2023. It costs £8 to enter the first poem and £5 for a second. Details can be found at the following link: https://npc.poetrysociety.org.uk/?_gl=1*6tfs12*_ga*MTY1Nzk2NDAyLjE2OTA0MDIwMTc.*_ga_4Q74C9DQQT*MTY5MDQwMjAxNy4xLjAuMTY5MDQwMjAxNy4wLjAuMA..

Huntly Writer has work published in new anthology

Local Huntly Writer Dawn McLachlan (aka Dawn Finch), has recently had two of her poems accepted for inclusion in a new anthology called ‘Gods and Monsters – mythological poems’. The book is published by Pan MacMillan and will be available September 2023. Please follow the link below for further details: https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/ana-sampson/gods-and-monsters-mythological-poems/9781035023011

Reprinted – Margaret Grant and Ron Brander Books

Due to popular demand, both the Margaret Grant book ‘Young at Hert‘ and the Ron Brander book ‘Over the Hills from Huntly‘ have been reprinted and are now back in stock at Orb’s Bookshop in Huntly. They can also be purchased direct from this website…please checkout our ‘Books’ page.

Review of 2022 – 2023 by Annie Lamb

The past year looks a quiet one from the account in the Minutes. This appearance is deceptive, for plenty has taken place: chiefly perhaps the work on our poetry anthology. Alongside that, novels grew longer, some have finished, while others got started and are still being spun. Our year’s output of shorter works might fill […]

Announcing the Nero Book Awards

Premium coffee house, Caffè Nero has today announced the launch of the Nero Book Awards: a new set of multi-category Awards celebrating the craft of great writing and the joy of reading. With a mission to point readers of all ages and interests in the direction of the best books of the year by authors […]