26 Recommends

Firstly, a tip-off from John Simmons…

The Creative Future Writers’ Awards is the UK’s only national competition for all underrepresented writers and features over £10,000 in cash and writer development prizes. The theme of the award this year is ‘ESSENTIAL’. Poetry (up to 42 lines) and short fiction (up to 2,000 words) should be submitted before the deadline of 11.59pm on Sunday 6 June 2021. Writers can submit via the website, post, or in person.

And an exclusive discount for 26 members…

Founded and chaired by 26 member Nick Carson, the Brand Impact Awards reward the very best branding from around the world. 

A diverse global panel of branding specialists judge work in the context of its market sector, giving bold, creative ideas in traditionally conservative categories a chance to shine.

There are five ‘Craft in Branding’ categories, one of which is Copywriting – which focuses on the role that great writing plays in defining and expressing a brand’s unique personality. Last year’s winners include Tom Sharp, Reed Words and Johnson Banks, so you’re in great company. 

The extended entry deadline is Friday 4th June, so you have a week to submit your best work at www.brandimpactawards.com. Find your exclusive 15% discount code in this month’s newsletter email.

And something to watch!

The Pursuit of Love (BBC/iplayer)

Thank God this three-part adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel isn’t yet another clone of the usual Sunday night BBC obsequious upper-class swoon-fest. Emily Mortimer proves a clever translator. Huge absurd characters (bouncingly played by Lily James, Simon West, Andrew Scott) whirl the thing along with more self-deprecation than you could shake an excavating tool at. Mortimer’s direction tips its titfer generously to the wit of Wes Anderson. Wondrous, darling.

– Nielsen Dinwoodie

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