Frome Writers' Collective


A welcoming network for local writers

Patron: Barry Cunningham OBE 

Supporting Local Writers




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Our next submission window will begin on September 1st 2022

A big thank you to all who supported Writers in Residence in local shops and cafés.

This year’s winner of the Alan Somerville Award is Sarah Deacon (pictured below), with the second place shared between Caroline Mair and Gill Fletcher, while Suneith’s story was highly commended by the judges. All participants were praised for the quality of their stories. Many congratulations to all!

More thanks to the many readers and writers who supported this year’s Frome Small Publishers’ Fair.

And very many thanks to all who took part in our Flash Fiction event this year @ The ECOS Stones.

Special congratulations to the winner, highly commended and commended writers of the Young Short Story Award and to the Frome Festival Internationals Short Story Award winners.

Congratultions, too, to all participants. This year saw a superb collection of stories. What a lot of literary talent on offer!

Frome Writers’ Collective welcomes writers working in all genres – from beginners to experienced .  

Why not click the JOIN US button above to find out how to join – to join our friendly network?

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Writers’ Day Out

Trees, a lake, a picnic and a great day out at the end of May were the rewards for Frome’s

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Frome Small Publishers’ Fair

On a drizzly Saturday in Frome, like-minded creatives – from small, independent presses and

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1952 – a regally good year for fiction?

Everybody’s doing it — looking back seventy years to the time of Queen Elizabeth’s accession

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Why aren’t you writing?

 I used to paint — nothing fancy or ground breaking, just the occasional watercolour copy of

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Journal writing

By Lisa Kenwright Diaries and Journals Inspired by the request from the Frome Society for Local

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I write, therefore …

Why do I do it? I have a degree in History and postgraduate qualifications in Teaching and

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Writing through the pandemic

We could write our way through the pandemic, couldn’t we? Well, we could try. But sometimes a

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A ridiculous time to publish a book?

What a ridiculous time to publish a book, you might think: businesses furloughed, bookshops closed

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