Digital Writers’ Festival
is organised by the team behind Australia’s Emerging Writers’ Festival. The festival will run from 13 to 24 February with the majority of events being streamed live on the website at no charge, enabling readers and writers from around the world to participate.
BBC Radio 4′s Opening Lines Series
showcases first time and emerging writers. They are looking for original short stories between 1900 and 2000 words, which work being read out loud i.e. with a strong emphasis on narrative and avoiding too much dialogue, character description and digression. Submissions close 14 February.