New Top Writer by Commaful

Commaful, a website for poetry, short stories, and fanfiction, recently announced a new writing contest open to writers of all skill levels. The contest is a great way to share some of your work and potentially win big! You can find the contest page here. It is 100% free to enter and there aren’t many [...]


Cornish Writing Challenge

Now extended until 10th of June 2017!  To whet your appetite for this year's Cornish Reading Challenge, we're holding a short story competition! You've got until May 13th to choose your book for the reading challenge. Read on to find out how to enter the writing competition. The Challenge The writing challenge will run from April 16th [...]

The Bandwagon Supports: New Authors

Inkitt, a boutique publishing house, is looking for new authors to submit their work. Each entrant must not have published any work on Inkitt before, the submission must be a work of fiction and meet 20k words (minimum), and it must be written in English. All genres are welcome, but short story collections are not. [...]

The Bandwagon Supports: Rising Talent

Inkitt, self-dubbed as "The Hipster's Digital Library for Writers & Readers", provides a platform for writers and readers to come together, and to "read and fall in love with novels before they go mainstream". Inkitt also aims to encourage the support of upcoming authors, and for readers to contribute to authors' work. The top guidelines [...]

The Bandwagon Jumps On Patreon

The Bandwagon has officially launched its Patreon page! Now you can pledge to support your favourite blog, and help us to keep creating current & engaging content. 2016 has a been a wild, rollercoaster ride, with amazing highs and serious lows. The Bandwagon has increased its readership exponentially, we've branched out to include posts about [...]

When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson

I review When I Was Invisible by the incredibly talented Dorothy Koomson for the review panel. ‘Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?’ I ask her. She sighs, and dips her head. ‘Even if I do, what difference will it make?’ In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost [...]

Ask the Author: Lydia Namubiru

Following on from Ryan's glowing review of Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today's Uganda, I spoke to Lydia Namubiru, just one of the talented writers involved in the book. Meet Lydia Namubiru, a Ugandan journalist and writer. She lived in Uganda all her life, before moving to New York 7 months ago to gain her [...]