Featured Writer - Ian Duhig

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Ian Duhig (b. 1954) was the eighth of eleven children born to Irish parents with a liking for poetry. He has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and also the Forward Prize for Best Poem; his collection, The Lammas Hireling, was the Poetry Book Society's Choice for Summer...FULL PROFILE


What's On - Week Beginning 9th January

Starting on Monday we have a monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Bookclub which is hosted by and at Waterstones at Liverpool One, where they'll be discussing Children of Time by Adrian...


We're back!

So sorry that it's been so long, but we're back, with new events and new content for 2017.
We've invited friends of Comma from across the North to get involved and post what's going on around...


MacGuffin - new digital short story project

MacGuffin is a new digital short story project, initiated by Manchester's Comma Press.

It will be a content-hosting platform and smartphone app for user-generated short stories. Free...


Finding Words – a new writing initiative

Calling all young playwrights…

The Ashton Group is searching for a new stage play with which to tour the North West, professionally produced by its acclaimed Apprenticed Actors...


Manchester Independent Book Market 2014

As part of the city’s Spring Festival of Markets, Literature Northwest are pleased to announce the return of the popular Manchester Independent Book Market on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014 in...


Eden Arts seek a Project Manager (Maternity Cover

Eden Arts seek a Project Manager (Maternity Cover, 7 Month contract, June – Dec 2014)

The Project Manager will have primary responsibility for managing the delivery of Eden Arts...


Carcanet Job Vacancy: Sales Manager

The post of Sales Manager falls vacant on 1 June 2014.

This creates a rare opportunity for the right individual to join the dynamic Carcanet team and contribute to the company’s...


The London Magazine Poetry Competition

For the first time since its resurgence, The London Magazine will be hosting a worldwide poetry competition which will be open for all ages.

This will be a chance to be published in...


Northern Crime Competition

The Northern Crime Competition is looking for a new crop of corpses, criminals and coppers.

Do you have a detective who could out-think Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope or a journalist more...


Chapel Gallery - National Story Telling Week Short Story Competition

To celebrate national storytelling week Chapel Gallery is facilitating a short story competition inspired by the magical sculptures of Fidlema Massey.

This will coincide with "The...



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