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I was lucky enough to be part of Room 204’s inaugural year. It was a huge benefit to me as a writer. It helped me to take myself seriously and look at different avenues in which I could produce work and get paid for it (no, really.) Thanks to Room 204 I had my first short story published had another placed in a competition got commissioned to produce work collaborated with an artist on a comic strip had poems published and so on.


West Midlands writers: Room 204 opens for applications

Give your writing career the boost it needs.

Writers across the West Midlands are invited to apply to be part of this year’s Room 204 – the year-long support and career development programme run by Writing West Midlands. Now in its fifth year, Room 204 recruits between 10 and 15 writers a year, writing in all genres from poetry and prose to radio and TV scripts and gives them each over £1,000 worth of career support.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 25 February, and you can find the full submission details here.