Useful Links

We've listed below a selection of resources that we think could be helpful to you as you develop your writing. There are so many sites that we aren't able list them all. However, if you think we've missed a great writer's resource off this list, please contact us and let us know.

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.

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 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.

International Welsh Poetry Competition
The annual Welsh Poetry Competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in Welsh literature and offers the biggest prizes for previously unpublished poems.
www.welshpoetry.co.uk

Writers Groups Details of hundreds of writers circles in the UK.

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.

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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"This has been a seismic boost to my self-confidence as a writer. I am very conscious of the high reputation of the Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award and to be selected as the runner-up from such a large pool of ardent first novelists, was as surprising as it was affirming.

My challenging manuscript assessment from The Literary Consultancy has given me just the direction I need to hone and improve "Orphaned Leaves" for submission to agents in 2017. This was a such an amazingly useful prize to receive. It's given me so much to build upon.

I particularly appreciated the one-to-one advice I received from the judges of the competition after the presentations. One of the long standing traditions of the Bridport organisers is the calibre and high profile of the judges they select, yet without exception they were all so approachable and down to earth.

"When I am asked what is my enduring feeling towards the Bridport experience, the answer is simple: it is gratitude".

 

Christopher Holt (UK) Runner-up, Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel 2016

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