Apart from the spooky season, October has been a fruitful month of literary events here at Ringwood. Check out our October Newsletter for a full recap!

In preparation for our upcoming short story competition, Ringwood held a Short Story Seminar, joined virtually by last year’s competition winner, Maureen Cullen, and award-winning writer Rob McInroy, featuring fun exercises in creative writing (you can find the exercises here). Both Rob and Maureen are judges on Ringwood’s short story panel this year, so who better to deliver prizewinning tips and tricks? Want to use what you’ve learned from these exercises and try your hand in the short story competition? Check out the submission information here.

It’s also been a busy month launching The Bone on the Beach, but don’t worry if you missed out on the events – you can still catch our final launch event on 14th November at the Arlington Baths in Glasgow! Book your free spot here. Joining in the chilly vibes, Carol Margaret Davison talked about her gothic work Bodysnatcher on CBC’s Windsor Morning – in case you missed it, you can hear it here. To see how all our events went in October, check out our full newsletter!

Have you given our October podcast a listen yet? So far, season 2 has discussed the mythical roots of The Bone on the Beach, tips on short story writing and what it is like to transition from publishing to bookselling. Our latest episode looks at writing True Crime with our author Allan Nicol! You can listen to our podcast here.

As a vital part of Ringwood’s life force, our interns contribute their talent in diverse ways through a rewarding working-while-learning experience. Each month we chat with one of our interns, and this time we talked to Eleni Koumentakou – tune in for her unique insight into working with Ringwood! We also had the chance to speak with Donny McIntyre, who newly joined Ringwood’s four-person Executive Group and shared with us heartfelt, in-depth prospect of his involvement with Ringwood.

Check it all out here.