Writer Development Agencies by Region

  • New Writing South (South East): Includes network, directory of writersand competitions, workshop and education
  • New Writing North: They support individual writers and  the wider cultural landscape of the North of England
  • Literature Works (South West): Nurturing literature development in South West England  literatureworks.org.uk
  • Writing East Midlands: They run creative writing events and projects and we develop opportunities for emerging and established writers
  • Writing West Midlands: They support creative writers and creative writing in the West Midlands region
  • Spread The Word (London): Supports the development of new creative writing and live literature in London
  • National Centre for Writing: A writer development organisation with high aspirations to put literature at the heart of contemporary culture nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk

Manuscript Assessment and Editorial Advice

  • The Literary Consultancy: The UK’s leading editorial and manuscript assessment service working nationally and internationally
  • The Society for Editors and Proof Readers: A professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders

Other Useful Writing Organisations

  • Apples and Snakes: A performance poetry organisation
  • BBC Writers Room: Get top tips on script writing, and find out about opportunities and events for writers
  • Commonword: A writer development organisation, providing opportunities for new and aspiring writers
  • Free Word Centre: An international centre for literature, literacy and free expression freewordcentre.com
  • Lapidus: Provides networks and information for people interested in writing and creativity lapidus.org.uk
  • Arvon: A charity that runs residential creative writing courses and retreats
  • Mslexia: A quarterly magazine, geared for women. Commissions work from prominent authors as well as newcomers. Great source for writing tips and opportunities. www.mslexia.co.uk

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