10 Fascinating Made-Up Languages in Literary Fiction and TV

NewspeakDothrakiR’lyehianParseltongueManganiKlingonNadsatLapineSyldavianElvish How to Create Your Own Made-Up Language   There’s a long and proud history of made-up languages (or ‘conlang’ – meaning constructed language) in works of fiction. While some writers will settle for a few made-up words here and there to give their fictional world an air of authenticity, others go to extreme lengths in order to make their fictional languages convincing.…
Best Literary Festivals

20 Best Literary Festivals Around the World That You Should Attend

Hay FestivalEdinburgh International Book FestivalZEE Jaipur Literature FestivalCheltenham Literature FestivalTexas Book Festival Sydney Writers’ FestivalBrooklyn Book FestivalBerlin International Literature FestivalInternational Literary Festival of ParatyWorld Voices Festival of International LiteratureGothenburg Book FairLibrary of Congress National Book FestivalMiami Book FairWordstock: Portland’s Book FestivalConrad FestivalIstanbul Book FairBuenos Aires Book FairNGC Bocas Lit FestNorwegian Festival of LiteratureUbud Writers & Readers FestivalFurther Help   There are so many literary festivals taking place around the globe that finding the best ones might seem like an impossible task.…
Best Writing Competitions That You Can Enter and Win

15 Best Writing Competitions That You Can Enter and Win

  Writing Competition DeadlinesCosta Short Story AwardWilbur Smith Adventure Writing PrizeCommonwealth Short Story PrizeAmerican Short(er) Fiction ContestCDS Documentary Essay Prize in WritingReader’s Digest 100-Word-Story CompetitionGotham Writers Past-Year Memoir ContestWergle Flomp Humor Poetry ContestABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story PrizeNational Flash Fiction Youth CompetitionKeats-Shelley PrizeThe White Review Short Story PrizeBristol Short Story PrizeMslexia Women’s Short Fiction CompetitionNature and Place Poetry Competition More Writing Resources     If you’ve been looking for writing competitions, then you’ve probably come across several giant lists of contests, prizes and awards, with very little to help you tell any of them apart.…