Dean Scribblers is thrilled to announce our partnership with Royal Forest of Dean Rotary in their first short story competition for young people.

Free to enter! You could win up to £100 in cash or prizes.

Check out the details here.

Need help? We're running free drop in sessions over the summer. Go here for the details.


Our latest project is with our good friends at Yorkley School where they are studying the lives of children in Victorian England. Take a look here.

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What we're about

The Forest of Dean has a long and rich literary heritage including internationally acclaimed authors such as Winifred Foley, Dennis Potter, Louise Lawrence and FW Harvey.  This heritage is still very much alive and well, with today's Forest writers of fiction, non-fiction, poets and playwrights drawing their inspiration from our surroundings.

Dean Scribblers aims to encourage young Forest writing talent to give this proud tradition every chance of carrying on into future generations.

If you would like to help us achieve our aims through sponsorship, please get in touch via the contacts page.

Our work

Our work can be within a school or a community and are free to the school/community and the entrants. We believe that seeing their work in print is a huge encouragement to young people to write, so we produce and give to each participant an anthology of the work.

Take a look at our recent work

Our volunteers

Our judges are published and prize-winning authors, poets and playwrights with strong links to the Forest.

Meet some of our volunteers here.

Get in touch

Contact us by email at [email protected] and we'll get straight back to you.