The Newsletter -  published frequently, edited and compiled by Roopa Banerjee

The Newsletter

The July Newsletter was increased in size from 16 pages to 20. Each publication, free to members, has a run of 100 or more copies according to demand and features extracts of members' work, and specially written items for the publication based on a theme.

Theme for the DECEMBER (CHRISTMAS) newsletter is:



– These are the ones that make our reading journeys worthwhile. We come across a character in a book that we read and we realise that we share a lot of empathy with the person. We root for them, we understand them, we 'get' them. Tell us about your favourite characters in books. You may write about one or you may write about many who have enthralled you. Did they change your perspective on life? Or did they validate some decisions you had taken in your life? Or did they just make your present more forgiving and kinder?

In addition during your journey through life, or even on a weekend break you will have come across a character - someone at work, at home, at play - someone with a character which has influenced you. Someone remarkable, memorable, perhaps a template for your own writing. Send in a piece about that character too.

In addition to writing on our theme, we also welcome book reviews in every issue. Those needn't have anything to do with the theme. Please send in your entries by November 30, 2018.

 Deadline for submissions is 30 November 2018.
Our email inbox is waiting for your entries.

Submit material to:

We are looking for essays/articles/fictional treatments of about 250-600 words or poems - one or two slightly lengthier pieces may be used - 1000 words. 30-50 lines for poems We are also looking for those book reviews.

All entries for future newsletters by email or attachment to an email, in WORD to our Newsletter Editor: Roopa Banerjee

Croydon Writers Christmas 2017 newsletter.pdf
Croydon Writers October 2017 newsletter.pdf

New Project Being Planned

The Committee is looking into the idea of a half yearly 'super newsletter' possibly with an ISBN and possibly on sale to the public. We are looking into a publication of around 100 pages. More limited in scope than our major Anthologies, but more ambitious than the current Newsletter. The publication to be written to a theme but to include fiction and nonfiction, poetry and extracts. Some illustrations may be included. The publication be published on Kindle and similar outlets.

The objective is to increase the level of publication of members. Members of the public may be invited to submit material.

Croydon Writers tenth Newsletter ANNIVERSARY June 2015 issue 210.pdf
Croydon Writers Christmas Newsletter December 2015.pdf
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