Resources for writers
The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)
The ALCS is the British collecting society for all writers. It represents the interests of all writers, safeguards their intellectual property rights and collects revenues due to authors.
BBC writersroom is always on the lookout for fresh, new, talented writers for a changing Britain. When we find them, we do everything we can to get their voice heard and their work produced for BBC film, TV and radio - for drama, comedy, and children's programmes.
"Bibliophile" (meaning Booklover in Greek) was founded in 1978 and stocks over 3000 new books from publishers to sell at half price or less. Choose from fiction and non-fiction, at old-fashioned prices.
New small publishers, where heroes are irresistable
The Crime Writers' Association
The CWA was founded in 1953 and runs the prestigious Dagger Awards, which celebrate the best in crime writing.
If you have an extraordinary story to tell HarperTrue would love to hear from you. Tell us your story and we could turn it into a bestselling book.
Hilary Johnson Authors' Advisory Service
For published and unpublished authors seeking advice on their writing and guidance on how to improve their work.
Milford SF Writers' Conference
A week-long residential event in beautiful Snowdonia for writers of science fiction, fantasy and all their sub genres to critique work, discuss ideas and generally connect with other like-minded writers.
The magazine for women who write
The National Association of Writers' Groups (NAWG)
NAWG is the fastest-growing national organisation for writers’ groups in the UK.
Open Colleges (Australia)
A wide range of distance learning courses in writing and editing skills.
Quarterly international literary journal
Romantic Novelists Association
The RNA was formed in 1960 to promote romantic fiction and to encourage good writing and now represents more than 700 writers, agents, editors and other publishing professionals.
Scottish Association of Writers
The Scottish Association of Writers holds an Annual Conference in March, which can be attended by writers who are members of a Club affiliated to the Association.
We believe that the short story is one of the most exciting and important literary forms, that can and should reach the widest possible readership. We believe that the short story matters.
The Society of Authors
The Society is a membership organisation which has over 9,000 members writing in all areas of the profession. Whatever your specialisation, you are eligible to join as soon as you have been offered a contract from a publisher, broadcaster or agent.
The Society of Women Writers & Journalists (SWWJ)
The aims of SWWJ include the encouragement of literary achievement, the upholding of professional standards, and social contact with fellow writers and others in the field, including editors, publishers, broadcasters, and agents.
The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
A directory for writers and artists containing industry advice, expert articles, inspirational author interviews, competitions, a lively online community and editorial services.
The Writers Newsletter
Global newsletter where you can read stories and poems, seek help and advice as well as check on dates for your diary and writing competitions.
Writers' News & Writing Magazine
Established and well-known publications for writers of all genres. Also a sponsor of Swanwick's annual competitions.
YouWriteOn assists new writers to develop their writing. Editors for leading publishers such as Random House and Orion review our highest rated writers each month.