If getting your writing published in 2019 is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, we have some exciting opportunities for you to apply to this Spring.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with writer Dr Katy Massey, who is putting together a second anthology as part of her ‘Who Are We Now? project, which explores life stories since the Brexit referendum. You must be a workshop participant to take part – the next workshop will take place in January, so don’t miss out!

Spotlight Books is a chance for fiction and poetry writers to get their own book published, through a joint project by Creative Futures, New Writing South and Myriad Editions. Deadline is 24 February 2019.

Last but not least, we are thrilled to launch our first book publication in 2019, Hidden Sussex, an anthology of the BME experience of Sussex. The anthology invites submissions of short stories, flash fiction, fiction, life writing/autobiography, poetry, or prose. You can enter up to 3 pieces per category and you may enter as many categories as you like. We are running writing workshops across Sussex to help you with your writing and get inspired. Editors are Umi Sinha, Colin Grant and Dean Atta, and we are working in partnership with WordFactory. Deadline is 17 March 2019.

We’d love to see your writing in print, read on and then get involved!

‘Hidden Sussex’ and ‘Who are we now?’ present a Life Writing Workshop with publishing opportunities

Saturday 26 January 2019
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Tickets £10 or £5 concession

‘Who are we now?’ A project by Dr Katy Massey has been running life writing workshops across the country, inviting attendees to write about their personal experiences of the changing political landscape since the Brexit referendum.

‘Hidden Sussex’ is a project by Writing Our Legacy exploring Sussex from a BME perspective.

Workshop participants will be invited to submit their work to be included in the second Who Are We Now? anthology and/or the Hidden Sussex anthology.

These two projects invite you to a life writing workshop to explore this most accessible of forms, and to begin or refine your work for submission to one or both of the projects.


Spotlight Books 

Small books, big ideas–we’re looking for a few good writers.

Inventive.  Hidden.  Compelling.  Unrecognised.  Challenging.  Unheard.  Beautiful.  Ambitious.

Creative Future, Myriad Editions and New Writing South seek the best poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds—those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance.

We’re looking for manuscripts of fiction (8-10,000 words) and poetry (40-45 pp. at 20 lines/page).  Six writers will be selected, supported to polish their manuscripts and further their careers, and be published in individual short books.

Deadline: 24 February 2019


Hidden Sussex anthology 2019 

Writing Our Legacy is thrilled to announce its first print and digital publication, Hidden Sussex, an anthology about the Sussex experience from the Black and ethnic minority perspective. Our aim is to reinvent Sussex Day, which is celebrated in Sussex on 16 June. 

For the Hidden Sussex anthology, we are looking for writing of all kinds – from fiction to poetry, and from prose to memoir – that is inspired by the experience of living, working and playing in Sussex. For us, Sussex stretches across East and West Sussex, from Chichester to Hastings, and from Crawley to Brighton.

Deadline: Sunday 17 March 2019 at midnight.


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