Short Stories

Smoke Signal

Andrew has used the Covid crisis to start creative writing. Zoom courses have allowed him to discover a modest skill. His Short Story ‘Tea for Two’ about international espionage and tea will feature in Swoop Books Anthology. His short story ‘Mr Big’ about a slow bank robbery achieved Highly Commended in Writers’ Forum Magazine Nov …

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Who are ‘Ordinary People?’

The idea to give our 2020 Creative Writing competition the theme of ‘Ordinary People’ came about because the Swoop Team is made up of Ordinary People. We set up Swoop Books Ltd with the vision of getting Ordinary People to unlock their creativity.  It seems we have succeeded and found out two things in the …

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Swoop Books ‘Love Locks’ Short Story Writing Competition 2021

This competition is currently open for submissions! New for 2021, Swoop Books is launching its Spring competition on 14th February, titled: ‘Love Locks’. We welcome all creative writers, published or unpublished to join in… Word Limit: 2000 – 3000 words Prompt: Use this image as a prompt to inspire your creative writing. Your story may be …

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Playing Age

Emma Robertson is an emerging fiction writer whose first pieces were published in 2020. She is a teacher of inclusive dance in adult education and community learning and has had nonfiction articles published in arts industry publications. She is a member of an online writing community and takes part in a weekly flash fiction event.  …

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Going Global…

It’s 2021, finally. Which means it’s the end of submissions for our first creative writing competition and what a whirlwind it has been. We launched Swoop Books with three people socially distanced in an office and now we have a over 200 stories to read, not just from the United Kingdom but from across the …

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Thinking about Christmas Cake!

In the Swoop Office we are thinking about Christmas, well, Christmas cake to be more precise! We like the way that so much love and care goes into the creation of a Christmas cake and think it is rather like creative writing. In fact, the more we think about it, the more the two seem …

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