Members' Successes - 2018/19

May 2019

Alison Hawes - has been commissioned to write four non fiction early readers for OUP


February 2019

Alison Hawes - has been commissioned to write two early fiction readers for OUP

Richard Buxton - his story Between the Times was placed 2nd in the 2018 Retreat West Short Story Competition.


January 2019

Wendy Swarbrick - Wendy's Flash Fiction piece, 'Desecration and Repentance', (originally inspired at a WSW workshop) placed second in the Third Quarter 2018 Flash 500 competition.


December 2018

Alison Hawes - has been commissioned to write a further two early readers for Ladybird books. Also, out now, USA co-editions of Alison's OUP early readers, Ann's Mess, Turnip is missing and The Zipbot.

Phil Williams - his novel Under Ordshaw was placed as a semi-finalist in SPFBO 2018, an international competition hosted by author Mark Lawrence. Phil's book was highly commended, reaching 3rd place in his group.

October 2018

Alison Hawes - has been commissioned by Ladybird books to write 6 early readers.


September 2018

Jilliana Ranicar-Breese - has self published a collection of Turkish inspired poems in English and Turkish, published in Turkey and entitled ‘Nazar’. She also performed in the Kalkan Amphitheater, Turkey in the summer.


August 2018

Richard Buxton - his short story, 'Between the Times', placed second in the Historical Novel Society Short Story Competition.


Successes in other years