All Party Parliamentary Writers Group
Represents the interests of all writers; to safeguard their intellectual property rights; and to ensure they receive a fair level of recognition and reward for their contribution to the economy and society as a whole.
Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Educational charity that promotes the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature, and to further the study of the languages of Scotland. Includes a collection of resources, with information about publications, conferences, and materials for schools.
Non commercial site featuring book reviews and related headlines.
Presenting thousands of different book reviews, categorised in a variety of ways.
Books from Finland
Literary journal of writing from and about Finland. Includes fiction, non fiction, authors, and reviews.
An independent charity encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books and the written word; provides details of their projects, campaigns, prizes and awards, and resources for schools.
British Council - Writers
Features a searchable database of the most important living writers in Britain and the Commonwealth.
British Council Literature
Works with hundreds of writers and literature partners to develop innovative projects and collaborations.
Contact an Author
Database which allows users to find and contact an author for talks, workshops, interviews and commissions.
Online newsletter covering all things to do with crime fiction.
Magazine focusing on crime fiction, with reviews and competitions.
Crystal Clear Creators
Non profit arts organisation devoted to developing and publishing new writing. Includes information on events, courses and publications.
The Dark Pages
Home of Simon and Schuster's crime fiction list, with reviews and competitions.
East of the Web
Hub for short stories and interactive fiction, with advice on submission.
European Prize for Literature
Exists to highlight the creativity and diverse wealth of Europe’s contemporary literature, and encourages interest in non-national literary works.
Festival of Romance
Annual festival celebrating everything to do with romantic fiction; includes ticketing and conference information.
A consortium of literature and free expression organisations offering a range of facilities, events, conferences, and resources; includes background to the project, news, and contacts.
French Book News
Promotes French books in English speaking countries. Introduces the books in English, and provides grants and resources for translation.
Books, reading and literature portal providing book news, reviews and discussion from the Guardian newspaper.
Founded in 1977 to bring together others from around the world who shared a mutual interest in George Alfred Henty (1832-1902), author of historical adventures for young readers.
Runs a variety of programmes and workshops aimed at exploring the potential of new media for both writers and readers.
The national company for the development of literature in Wales; offers information about events, the national writing centre, projects and programmes, bursaries and awards, plus a searchable database of Welsh writers.
National Company for the development of literature in Wales. Features news, a database of Welsh writers and information on events, grants, writing opportunities and competitions.
Resource for those who love reading. Includes book news, reviews, like for like facility, extracts and commentary, with buying links.
Meet the Author
Allows authors to introduce their books in their own words. Includes a library of video clips and brief profiles, with details of their service for writers.
Features book reviews and the latest book related news items, from the Metro newspaper.
The Ministry of Stories
A project in London, initiated by author Nick Hornby, to help young people write their own stories; includes a guide to the project, sample writings, news and a blog, and volunteer opportunities.
New Books In German
Features contemporary literature from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, portraits of authors, and news of forthcoming publications in English translation.
The Nudge Network
Community for book lovers offering reviews, book news, event and festival listings and social networking features.
Independent radio station which focuses on the written word, with literature, discussion and work from new writers.
Read It Swap It
Free UK wide online book swapping service, where users can register books they have finished with and seek those they want to read.
Charity which encourages people to read more. Provides information on their history and ethos, plus many resources and links for different age groups.
Reading Groups for Everyone
Provides a national directory of readers' groups, with news, and a library of useful resources and tips for organisers and anybody thinking of starting one.
Publish online any poems, prose pieces, fiction, articles, reviews that they think interesting, imaginative and powerful.
Royal Society of Literature
Dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of British literature. Includes details of events, lectures, awards and campaigns.
Scottish Book Trust
Established to promote literature, reading, and writing in Scotland; includes a guide to their programmes for young people and adults, projects, news, resources, and links.
Presents a selection of short stories by David Deacon.
Six Book Challenge
Invites less confident readers to read six books and record their reading in a diary in order to receive incentives, a certificate and the chance to enter a national prize draw.
The Society of Authors
Formed to support and represent the interests of professional writers; includes a guide to their services, membership and benefits, grants and prizes, with news, resources, and contacts.
Swedish Book Review
Magazine published twice a year with translated extracts from the works of Swedish writers.
Tangled Web UK
Features an online library of crime, mystery and science fiction book reviews, resources and author profiles.
Contains the latest book reviews and publishing industry news from The Telegraph.
Time to Read
An initiative in the north west of England to encourage new readers into libraries; includes events and projects, profiles of writers with a local connection, details of readers' groups, and contacts.
Digital publishing platform which allows readers to fund and support ideas for new works before they are written, in return for a variety of rewards.
Verses 4 Cards
Collection of free to use poems, verses, wishes and quotes for greeting cards, scrapbooking, speeches, and eulogies.
Wales Literature Exchange
Connects writers, translators and publishers in Wales and abroad. Includes news of awards, grants, festivals and bookfairs.
Write Good Read
Community where aspiring writers can interact with keen readers.
Online ezine and community for crime writers and readers.