Mahsuda Snaith, author, & Aki Schilz of The Literary Consultancy
Mahsuda Snaith, author, & Aki Schilz of The Literary Consultancy


Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

The Emergence Foundation  aims to support organisations, charities, social enterprises and projects that are engaged in and committed to the uplift of individuals, organisations and culture at large: projects that affect a shift in consciousness and perspective based on the fundamental unity of all life, providing a force of positive change in the world.

Award Partners

The Literary Consultancy is the UK’s first and leading editorial and manuscript assessment service working with writers writing in English at all levels and across all genres, nationally and internationally.

Myriad Editions publishes award-winning literary fiction, graphic novels and political nonfiction, including ground-breaking infographic atlases.

Out-Spoken Press is is an independent publisher of poetry and critical writing. It aims to give a literary platform to poets and writers who may not find a voice elsewhere; poets whose work is innovative and challenging.

The Poetry School is a national arts organisation providing inspiring tuition and opportunities for poets and poetry audiences. With established teaching centres throughout England as well as online courses, downloadable activities, and the world’s biggest social network dedicated to poetry – CAMPUS – The Poetry School is unique in its ability to reach and develop aspiring poets wherever they are, both in the UK and internationally.

Faber Academy writing courses bring together the best creative writing teachers on rigorous programmes to support you whatever stage of your writing journey you are on. With Faber’s 90 years of publishing expertise behind us, we know just what you need to create brilliant work to be proud of, and how to help you prepare for getting that work out into the world.

Curtis Brown Creative is the only writing school to be owned and run by a major literary agency, offering creative writing courses in their London offices and online. Over 55 students have gone to gain major publishing deals, including Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), Jane Harper (The Dry), Nicholas Searle (The Good Liar), Lisa Williamson (The Art of Being Normal) and Laura Marshall (Friend Request). Fully-funded scholarships are frequently available for talented writers with financial hardship.

Mslexia is the best-selling literary magazine in the UK. It combines expert advice and information about writing with mind-expanding fiction and poetry, plus 12 pages of literary listings, including 70 writing competitions and awards and 50 magazines and publishers on the lookout for new voices.

The Writing Coach is an international mentoring and development organisation for writers, founded by novelist Jacqui Lofthouse. It was the first UK organisation to focus on a coaching-based approach for writers and now offers coaching, mentoring and manuscript assessment to writers at all stages of their careers. It is also an online home for writers where you can find advice, information and encouragement for your writing work.

Waterloo Press offers readers an eclectic list of the most inventive and stimulating poetry from the UK and abroad, bringing radical and marginalised voices to the fore. Waterloo Press breaks down the borders between contemporary schools of poetry, to forge a new poetics based on respect for craft, innovation, and the music of real communication.

Writing Magazine is the UK’s bestselling magazine for all writers. The monthly magazine is for every writer, from beginner to advanced, whether you write for pleasure or publication, and whatever your writing preferences, Writing Magazine has something to help you.

The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook is the bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published.

Showcase Partner

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre and one of the UK’s top five visitor attractions, occupying a 17-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. Now in its thirteenth year, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival brings together today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers.

Anthology Partners

Jellyfish Solutions aims to be your partner, not just your printer. They work with trusted suppliers in the UK, Europe and Far East, ensuring all your print needs are met. Having built relations with their suppliers for over nine years, you can have confidence in their buying power and the quality provided, whlist you save time dealing with only one contact for all your print needs. They offer a complete service from consultancy through to print buying, production management, transport, packaging, websites, digital support and promotions.

Twenty-Six Letters is a full service editing, design, typesetting and content service.

Workshop Partners

New Writing North is funded to develop reading and writing activity in the North of England.

New Writing South is the pre-eminent creative writing hub in south-east England, dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and connecting all kinds of excellent creative writers at whatever stage of their career and from all genres.

Preston Park Recovery Centre provides a welcoming and supportive environment in which people with mental health support needs can learn new skills and get involved in a variety of groups and activities.

The National Centre for Writing  provides a space where established and emerging writers are supported and nurtured, where the best in world literature is made easily accessible to audiences and readers, and where local communities benefit from innovative education programmes.

Norwich International Youth Project supports young people in Norfolk who are asylum seekers, refugees, or otherwise displaced from their country of origin.

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