This is the page where we’ll regroup our upcoming deadlines for creative writing events and all calls for participation. We will update it regularly!

Prized Book Club Writing Competition: Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country

Deadline: January 30th 2017 – all submissions (one per category) to be sent to

You can:

A.      Write an online dating profile for Undine. It can be written by Undine herself or by any other protagonist. Maximum 150 words.


B.      Create one of Mrs. Heeny’s newspaper clippings: Write a journalistic report on one of Undine’s parties. Maximum 150 words.

You can find the winning entry for this competition here.

Student Creative Writing Showcase

Deadline: February 14th 2017 – send all submissions of no more than 1,500 words of prose or 3 poems (totalling 5-7 minutes of reading time) to, with Transatlantic Literary Women as the subject title. Please include a brief bio.

We are inviting student submissions that respond to the theme Transatlantic Literary Women. The event will also involve readings from work by relevant writers, such as Sylvia Plath, Gertrude Stein and Edith Wharton. We welcome volunteer readers. This event is free to attend and all are welcome.

Creative Writing Submissions topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Scottish women writers and the Americas
  • Transatlanticism and International Women’s Day
  • Female writers’ and the transatlantic anti-slavery network
  • Campaigning for (and against) suffrage
  • Race and class and famous “others”
  • Responses to work by transatlantic poets and authors
  • Transatlanticism in a digital age
  • Transatlantic poetics

Feel free to contact us for information!

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