Welcome to the New England Writers' Centre!
We have an exciting year lined up with a ton of writing and illustration workshops, competitions & festivals.
Explore all of the opportunities available to you on our Program page. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions - or go to the membership link to sign up and enjoy discounts for all our events.
See you there!
At the top left-hand side of the webpage, you will see the navigation icon: three horizontal lines. Click on this icon to open menu options. At the bottom of each page, there is also a Site Map for easy navigation back to the main pages.
Get ready for an amazing year! Our 2021 Program is now available and bookings for workshops through to August are now open! Visit the Program page for more information - or flip through our program posters to see what we have in store.
January 2021 saw the first Micro-Grants for New England Writers. Three grants of $1,000 were awarded to writers over 18 years residing in New England, to support the creation of new, original short work. Winners were announced on Friday 15 January. Click here for more information.
The 2020 Varuna-NEWC Fellowship has been decided. Click here to find out more!
THE 2020 THUNDERBOLT PRIZE: The Judges' all agreed - the 2020 submissions were criminally inspired. Find out more about our winners, read their submissions and the Judges reports here.
And what incredible artwork we have seen in response to the 2020 Illustration Prize theme, "When it rains, it pours". The range and quality of submissions were outstanding. Just take a look!
Have you discovered a love of crime? We have just the place for you. Visit Sisters in Crime (brothers are welcome!), for a host of amazing resources and competitions, including the Scarlet Stiletto and The Davitt Awards.
We've also got a page of resources, compiled by our indefatigable Chairwoman, Sophie Masson. There's also a new page Creative New England, in conjunction with UNE, that has competitions open to everyone!
Please check out our Facebook group Author Alley. This is a place for all authors (whether self-published or traditionally published), small publishers and independent booksellers to sell your books.
See our YouTube channel for our latest videos including the "By the Book" video playlist of tips and advice from local writers, and the Stories Connect series.
And don't forget to become a member or renew your membership to receive discounts on all workshop bookings!
Download a copy of January 2021 issue of The Muse', the NEWC's online newsletter (including 2021's Program of workshops & Events).