We welcome approaches from prose writers and poets who would like to read at Needlewriters. Please bear in mind, however, that our programme is nearly always full for at least 18 months in advance.

If you would like us to consider you as a reader, please send us samples of your work. Our reading window is open during March and September. 

Please include:

  1. A brief bio – if published, include publication credentials
  2. Some samples of your work

Please choose examples that would either form part of your reading, or are at least close in terms of style and quality.

Poets, please send 4-6 poems (up to a maximum of 180 lines)

Prose writers, please send prose of up to 8,000 words, or 2 chapters of a novel or 2 short stories (totalling no more than 8,000 words)

These should be sent as either Word or PDF attachments to needlewriters [at] hotmail.com

Our committee will then consider your proposal and get back to you as soon as we’ve next met. Please be patient.

With thanks for your understanding,

Needlewriters Collective