Updated 8 November 2023


Origin and Activities
and Links

SCPSW was founded in 1935.
2022 is our 87th year.
A year with

11 competitions,

9 publications and

a major anthology
available for purchase direct.

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The Blog of Andrew Blackman,
traveller, writer and reader! Often carries useful ideas, adventures, and writing opportunities.
MSlexia for women who write.

Further links from time to time.

Aim and Purpose

VIRUS: SCPSW not affected
except AGM 2021-22 was via a Zoom Meeting.

The curious drive to put finger to stylus, quill, steel pen, fountain pen, Biro, keyboard and word processor has driven us from cave and rock face to high speed internet over the passage of tens of thousands of years. We take from our minds, put to 'paper'  so that other minds can be touched.

Our aim is to encourage writing for pleasure and occasional profit.

'Everyone has a book in them.' (Anon)

Membership and Anthology

Membership provides
opportunities for critique by other writers, chances of publication in Author (4 per annum),  wavelengths  (4) and Waves (1).
To mark our 85th Year  we published a major ANTHOLOGY.
Encouragement comes from our competitions and news of other publishing and competition opportunities trawled by this site - for example the Bridport Prize - for site use button below for the First Novel Award the and short Story Award.

Updated 24 arch 2021