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Writers' Resources

ABC Tales

UK based writing community where writers can contribute their own stories and poems, read others' work and get advice. https://www.facebook.com/pages/ABCtalescom/230195591928 tcookabctales

Adventures in Fiction

Confidential mentoring and editorial advice for writers. Deatils of services plus the Apprenticeships in Fiction scheme for new novelists, launched with assistance from the Arts Council.

The Alliance of Literary Societies

Alliance of over 100 literary societies formed to strengthen their collective voice. Includes a list of member societies, expressions of interest in new societies, and a wide variety of links on literary matters.


Community created by Harper Collins which allows users to upload 10,000 words of their fiction or non fiction work and have it rated by fellow members; the top five each month are guaranteed a review by Harper Collins editorial staff.

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Allows members to post short stories and poetry, for comment by non members.

British Comedy Guide: Comedy Writing

Offers advice and resources for those interesting in writing comedy for TV, film or radio.

Faber Academy

Providing news, features and information about Faber's wide range of creative writing courses and teachers.

Find a Proofreader

Niche business directory for proofreaders, editors, indexers, copywriters, ghostwriters, CV writers, and translators. http://www.facebook.com/findaproofreader FindProofreader http://www.linkedin.com/company/find-a-proofreader

First Draft Doctor

Offering scriptwriting courses and screenplay analysis services.

Gold Dust Magazine

Free online biannual magazine for creative writers. Includes submission guidelines and back issue archive.

Great Writing

UK based writing community with active forums and where users can both request and provide reviews on one another's work across a wide variety of genres.

How to Publish Yourself in the UK

Tips and advice for writers who want to publish their works in the United Kingdom.

How to Write a Book in 30 Days

Guardian site offering a method for writing a novel in 30 days.


Promotes creative writing as a means to personal wellbeing. Contains monthly reflections plus information on training and conferences.

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Festival of words, stories and ideas, organised by the college, Midlothian Council, Queen Margaret University, the Scottish Mining Museum and local writers’ groups.


Quarterly magazine dedicated to new women writers. Includes directory of useful resources, subscription information and details of new writing.

National Academy of Writing

Formed to offer writers the same quality of training available to actors and musicians; includes details of courses, events and news, and contacts.

National Association of Writers' Groups

Features details of this organisation's competitions and magazine, plus directory of local writers' groups.

The New Writer

For anyone with a serious intent to develop their writing with original short stories, new poetry, articles, book reviews, market information, news and readers' views.

New Writers UK

Independent writers' group which organises its own book festival each year and actively markets members' books. Includes information on how to join.

New Writing South

Provides a wide range of support and development opportunities for writers in the South and South East; includes details of workshops, creative partnerships, and resources.

The Novelry

Online writing courses for novelists were created by an award-winning author. Offers one-to-one full support to see writers become authors.

Read Raw

Promotes creative writing in Scotland; includes a blog, information about competitions and markets, events, and examples of works by poets and writers.

Reading Festival of Crime Writing

Details the programme of events and authors for this crime writing festival.

Sitcom Mission

Annal showcase of a series of 15-minute sitcom scripts at The New Diorama Theatre in London. Contains forum, entry information and details of the live shows.

Sitcom Trials

Allows writers to enter new sitcoms which are then performed for the public to vote on their favourites.

T Party

Resource for UK based writers of genre fiction. Includes member news, details of group meetings in London, plus articles and resources.

UK Writer's Copyright Information

Explains how unpublished writers and authors should protect their work, how to register copyright and deal with infringements.

Ultimate Proof

Providing professional proofreading and editorial services. https://www.facebook.com/ultimateproofltd UltimateProof http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pro_top

Unheard Words

Features a monthly showcase of unpublished writing.

The Word Cloud

Social networking site for writers and aspiring writers, with membership mostly from the UK and Ireland.

Word With Jam

Features information the columnists and back issues of this magazine for writers.

Write Link

Paying membership required for this site which allows UK based writers to network and comment on one another's work.

Write This Moment

Subscription based service which highlights paid writing opportunities, primarily in the UK.

Write Words

Community and directory for UK based writers, which includes an active forum, writing showcase, calendar of events and other resources.

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook Online

Features a large directory of companies and organisations of interest to writers and artists, plus extensive resources and articles and an online writing community. Companion to the annual of the same name.

Writers' News

Home to the Writers' News publication and Writing Magazine. Contains subscription information as well as details of competitions and the organisation's own home study courses.

Writers Online

Offering directories of writers' groups and services, plus news, features and reviews, from the publishers of Writers' News and Writing Magazine.

The Writing Room

Expert advice and services for every writer including: editorial feedback, workshops, self-publishing packages, mentoring, and competitions. https://www.facebook.com/writingroom/ TheWritingRoom

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