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.

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

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.

Mslexia The magazine for women who write. Advice and inspiration; news, reviews, interviews; competitions and grants.

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.

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. Its membership extends across five continents.The Forum provides members an opportunity to enter into academic and creatively-based discussions on a range of literary topics.

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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"Over the years, success at Bridport has enhanced my confidence in my writing, and helped me to keep going. I landed a good teaching job partly because of my track record in the contests.

It's become a big competition, but it's kept hold of that vital human touch. I've met so many lovely people through Bridport. I feel happy whenever I think about it!"


David Swann (UK) – winner, Flash Fiction competition 2016

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