UK based writing community where writers can contribute their own stories and poems, read others' work and get advice.
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.
Allows members to post short stories and poetry, for comment by non members.
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.
Gold Dust Magazine
Free online biannual magazine for creative writers. Includes submission guidelines and back issue archive.
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.
Promotes creative writing as a means to personal wellbeing. Contains monthly reflections plus information on training and conferences.
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.
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.
Online writing courses for novelists were created by an award-winning author. Offers one-to-one full support to see writers become authors.
Promotes creative writing in Scotland; includes a blog, information about competitions and markets, events, and examples of works by poets and writers.
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.
Allows writers to enter new sitcoms which are then performed for the public to vote on their favourites.
Resource for UK based writers of genre fiction. Includes member news, details of group meetings in London, plus articles and resources.
Providing professional proofreading and editorial services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.