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.

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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“The first time I was short listed in the Bridport prize in 2005, I was elated. Writers write to be read, and my story had somehow managed to connect with a reader; someone “got” what I was trying to do. My work was shortlisted again in 2010, 2011 and then in 2012 I was chosen by the judge, Patrick Gale, to win second prize. This spurred me on hugely. Every time someone rates your work, it affirms your efforts. Writing is otherwise a time consuming and lonely occupation.

In 2013 one of my stories, “The Coffin Gate”, was commissioned for broadcast on radio 4 and I’m sure that was directly related to the Bridport success. In 2016 another of my stories was short listed in the Bridport Prize, and in 2017 I won a highly commended for “The Cockerel”.  The characters and action in this story became part of a chapter of my novel, Magnetism, which is published by Myriad Editions. The Bridport is a very well respected competition. Publishers pay attention to success”.

Ruth Figgest (UK) Highly Commended, short story competition 2017

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