The Yeovil literary prize, now in its fifth year, is offering £3000 in prizes for short stories,novels and poems - check out www.yeovilprize.com for details
Bauer Publishing have fallen foul of the NUJ over their new contract for writers which means that writers are signing all copyright of their material to the publishing house. The NUJ have slammed the contracts and are planning to challenge them in court.
Censorship rears its ugly head - Poet Patrick Jones was due to do a reading at Waterstones, Cardiff however when his poetry was called blasphemous by Christain Voice (the group that made such a fuss about Jerry Springer the musical) the store cancelled the event.
Tesco's, the supermarket giant, have for the first time seen their non food sales trump food sales. Their heavily discounted book section is doing particularly well and a spokesman said, "We intend to extend our book selection even further in the new year."