Exiled Writers Ink develops and promotes the creative literary expression of refugees, migrants and exiles, encourages cross-cultural dialogue and advocates human rights through literature and literary activism. The network provides a platform for the work of writers living in the UK and mainland Europe through performance, publishing, training and education activities. We believe that the literature and culture of exile can provide a focus for communication and integration throughout society and act as a force for positive change.

Exiled Writers Ink was formally established in 2000 and is a registered charity.

Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition 2016

Closing Date: 19th September 2016. Open to unpublished women novelists, this competition welcomes books written for children (who are able to read for themselves) and young adults – in every genre imaginable.
1st prize: £5,000. Five finalists will receive an invitation to a special networking event with literary agents.
Entry fee: £25 per novel. To enter, please submit the first 3,000 words of your completed children’s novel. To qualify, your book must total at least 15,000 words.


On the Front Line: Muslim and Jewish Poets Speak Out

EXILED LIT CAFE September 2016

September 2016

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Outdoor spaces

Poetry from Exiled Writers Ink at Encampment, South Bank


Encampment reinvigorates the dialogue on one of the biggest human migrations in history and encourages the celebration of our diversity and humanity.

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