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Bridport Arts Centre Information about the Arts Centre and its programme of events.

Arts Angels Publishing Two competitions a year; one poetry and one short stories. No entry fees at moment. Three winners win cash prizes. Based on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Australian Writing Opportunities Easy to read listing in closing date order of opportunities of writing competitions, writing awards and writing prizes.

Bridport.co.uk - Business - News - Tourism A website for locals and visitors alike focussed on the positive stories, sports reviews and club info whilst promoting Bridport and all it has to offer to those investigating their holidays in the area.

Bridport Radio A community website dedicated to Bridport, Dorset. Have your say on local issues, what’s on and where to go, gig guide, Showcase for local artists and musicians.

British Council British Council, the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational and cultural relations.

Compete Around the World Information about current competitions around the world, for both online and onsite competitions. A valuable resource for anyone wanting to enter competitions.

Competitions for Writers Information about current competitions, books for writers, writing magazines, writer's festivals and publishing opportunities.

Dream Quest One Semi-annual competition, one short stories and one poetry. Open to everyone. Write a poem, 30 lines of fewer on any subject or write a short story, 5 pages maximum on any theme. Six winners win cash prize! Awards: Writing: $500, $250, $100. Poetry: $250, $125, $50. And all must have the ability to dream.

Fay Weldon Our Patron and good friend.

First Writer Writing site for fiction and poetry that includes everything an author or writer could need. Lists of writing and poetry competitions, writing tips, writers forum, literary agents and much more.

Fish Publishing Fish Publishing, home of one of the best international competitions for writers, and publisher of over 300 emerging authors and poets since 1994 in the annual Fish Anthology.

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Flash is a biannual literary magazine, publishing quality stories and reviews of up to 360 words. 
Flash aims to include stories told from all angles and by writers hailing from all points of the compass.

From Page to Screen Created by and based at the Bridport Arts Centre in West Dorset, the From Page To Screen film festival investigates and celebrates the relationship between books of all types and film. 
Focusing particularly on the art of film adapted from novels or short stories, From Page To Screen recognises the history and contribution the form has always contributed to cinema. 
From Page To Screen hopes to encourage the making of high-quality adaptations for the benefit of Britain’s writers and filmmakers and, of course, cinema audiences.

Just a Contest Just a Contest, the website dedicated to writing contests. Browse pages, you'll find dozens of competitions, grouped by genre (fiction, non-fiction or poetry, with or without entry fee) and by deadline.

The Munster Literature Centre is an organisation based in the south of Ireland which hosts myriad writing workshops, three writing competitions, two literary festivals and publishes multiple issues of a free literary magazine, Southword Journal, annually. Writers from anywhere in the world will find something of interest in our activities—we encourage a visit to our website to explore the literary opportunities available in Cork, Ireland.

Mslexia The magazine for women who write. Advice and inspiration; news, reviews, interviews; competitions and grants. Submit your work now!

The New Writer The writing magazine which publishes the best in fact, fiction and poetry, every month. More publishing opportunities for subscribers than other creative writing magazines and packed full of market information, news, views and reviews.

New Writing South New Writing South is open to all creative writers, for those seeking creative writers and for other creative writing agencies including all producers of dramatic writing. We aim to identify and nurture talent, encourage creative development and offer resources to all writers in the UK’s South East region. We also build partnerships between writers and those able to produce their work and encourage opportunities for writers to make new contacts and further their careers.

On the Border On the Border was created to bring contemporary Welsh poets together with their peers from Elsewhere
great poetry ~ great readings ~ great poets ~ great evenings ~ great poetry.

The Oxford Editors The Oxford Editors is a literary consultancy dedicated to good writing. Its team of published authors and professional writers provide feedback and advice for writers. They also provide a variety of services such as ghost-writing and one-to-one mentoring and act as scouts for literary agents and publishers.

Oxford University MSt in Creative Writing Oxford University's Master of Studies in Creative Writing is a two-year, part-time course offering a unique combination of high contact hours, genre specialization, and critical and creative breadth.

Poetry 4 Charity Poetry 4 Charity, is a poetry website dedicated to helping and raising funds for UK Charities.
Please Help and Support a UK Charity by Donating Funds or Submitting your own Poetry.

Poetry Book Society Founded by T S Eliot and friends in 1953, the Poetry Book Society is a unique poetry society, providing information, guidance and discounts on the best contemporary poetry for a wide-ranging community of readers. The PBS is the biggest dedicated poetry bookseller in the UK.

The Poetry Kit The Poetry Kit is a World Wide Web magazine providing a single source of information and discussion on the craft of writing poetry. It was recently voted Poetry Superhighway best Online poetry resource of 2001. It provides comprehensive events listings, recommended reading of the 'How-to..' type, competitions, courses and schools, readings, festivals, magazines, workshops, bookshop, links to other poetry sites on the Internet.

The Poetry Library The Poetry Library can help you with all aspects of information on modern and contemporary poetry.
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.
The library contains 100,000 items and is growing all the time.

The Poetry Society The Poetry Society exists to help poets and poetry thrive in Britain today. Established in 1909, and now one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, the Poetry Society is a membership organisation open to all.

PrizeMagic A web site where you can learn how to win prizes in competitions requiring skill rather than luck. Links to many competitions.

RateMyWords At RateMyWords, they offer you the opportunity to share your work with others and receive feedback. RateMyWords is free and easy to use. You simply need to create an account, upload your work and, if you want to, rate others' work.

Seawoman's Caribbean This award-winning site, offers opps, tools and more to international writers. Many writers doing research find it because it is content rich.

Scibendi Scribendi.com is the leading online editing and proofreading company. They offer fast, affordable, and professional services and can assist in all of your document revision needs

Thresholds Forum at the University of Chichester (UK) is the only online Forum dedicated solely to the writing, study and promotion of the Short Story. Our membership extends across all five continents, and we currently receive thousands of visitors each month. The Forum provides members an opportunity to enter into academic and creatively-based discussions on a range of literary topics.

UK Directory of Writers' Circles Details of over 1000 writers circles in the UK.

Welsh Academy The Welsh Academy promotes the writers and literatures of Wales.

Welsh Poetry Our aim is to encourage and foster the wealth of creative writing talent that we know exists in Wales but currently languishes in the doldrums. We aim to inspire people to capture life in the present day and to give a voice to a new generation of poets and writers.

Whisper Poetry "The Clubs aim is to expand the horizons of the experienced poet and also give opportunity and experience to new poets who can both compete in there prize winning competition.

Whoosh Editing Whoosh Editing specialize in proofreading, but also offer a range of editorial and critiquing services for writers striving to bring the dream of publication to fruition. There are articles to support writers through the practicalities of writing fiction and non-fiction.

WinningWriters.com: We believe that all writers should have quick, easy, and affordable access to expert information about the best contests and resources. Subscribe to our free email newsletter and get instant access to profiles of over 150 free poetry and prose contests you can trust.

Worddoctors Every writer, no matter how experienced, needs a second opinion on his or her work. The Word Doctors provide sound, objective, constructive feedback and support for writers and writers' groups.

Write-invite Writeonsite is the unique online writing competition, every Saturday at 5.30pm. £3 entry, £40 prize money and the final 3 entries decided by the participants. All transactions via paypal . Registrate to participate - the 3 best stories from the year up online - good fun and a literary league for writers to monitor their weekly progress. Also helpful for writers to initiate a story for Bridport!!'

Writewords This site is entirely run by professional writers who have experience in fiction, non fiction, theatre and screen. They run groups led by experts, a lively forum, an archive to showcase writers work, interviews and links with top agents, producers, poetry editors, theatre managers, and award winning writers such as Kate Atkinson and Rebbecca Ray. They have a fully searchable directory where writers can access the most up to date info on publishers, agents, theatre, TV and other companies, and offer advice, the very latest jobs for writers at all levels and news.

Writers Market Writersmarket aims to help writers to find markets for their work by offering a constantly updated comprehensive online database of publishers, magazines, broadcast media and agents. Plus it has a growing collection of in-depth articles by industry professionals on all aspects of the writing and publishing process. No Catch, No Fee

Write Out Loud - encouraging open participation in poetry.  Poetry news, info, gig guide and much more

Writers Reign WritersReign is a stress-free zone for the aspiring writer looking for practical help to improve their writing and see it published. Articles, eBooks, links, resources, book reviews... you name it!

Writers Retreat A retreat in the mountains of Andalucia ideal for writing. The informal support of the retreat facilitator and other writers is available. he weekly writing workshops are an informal gathering of retreat writers and guest writers. They provide the opportunity for you to improve your work through readings, appraisal and discussion.

Writing Classes Online creative writing school offering courses for all levels. Small groups, weekly writing exercises and downloadable notes. Communicate with your peers and tutor through a simple to use and secure conferencing program. Receive weekly peer reviews and tutor comments

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“The Bridport Prize had more than 3,500 short story entries, so getting the 'highly commended' award was fairly amazing.  The awards luncheon provided a fascinating opportunity to talk to readers, writers, agents, and the judge.  Altogether a wonderful experience--I'd encourage all aspiring writers to go for it”.

Kate Carne, (UK) Highly Commended, short story competition 2017

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