Useful links

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Author Network

Lots and lots of resources for writers

Authorselectric blogspot

A daily blog by professional UK authors independently publishing e-books for Kindle and other devices. Whether you have joined us as a reader or a writer (or both), we look forward to sharing our e-adventures with you!

BBC writers room

If you have talent, original voice, and stories to tell, then BBC writersroom wants to know about it.

Women Writers, Women's Books at was launched on May 1, 2011 to raise the profile of contemporary women writers and authors.

BookWire is the most comprehensive online portal into the book industry. Our mission is to provide librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors, and general book enthusiasts with the resources they need.

Channel 4 talent development schemes

If you want to know what's happening and how to break into all areas of the arts and media, this site not only provides information but live events offering opportunities to get involved.

Ezine about overseas living

Fiction Factor

A free online magazine for fiction writers, offering tips for getting published, articles on honing your writing skills, free ebook downloads, paying market listings, heaps of writer's resources and much more!

Get writing

Great BBC site with lots of resources for writers, competitions and loads more


Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews.

Historical Novel Society

If you love historical fiction, this is the site for you.

Hi- Arts

Highlands and Islands Arts Journal

The Hong Kong writers' circle

The Wild East Magazine, on line forums, competitions open to anyone from anywhere. And news, views, events and opportunities

Great ideas to make you a better writer. Hundreds of ideas to inspire and improve your writing. 100 new ideas every month, plus what ifs, anniversaries, writing engines, discussion forums, writers' bookshop, computer & word processor help and much more


Promoting the use of Literary Arts

Literature Training

The New Writing and Literature Consortium


Flash Fiction is very, very short stories.
Minute novellas. That's another name we've come across.
Anyway, if you want to find out more about flash fiction, then read Lune Fiction.

Mxlexia magazine

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

The National Association of Writers’ Groups

Do you belong to a writing group? Are you a short story writer, a novelist, a playwright, a poet, a non-fiction writer? Then there's something for you on the NAWG website

National Short Story Week Events

Get inspired to hold your own National Short Story Week event by reading about great events that are happening around the country.


National Association for Writers in Education

Octavius magazine

Octavius is a new literary magazine aimed at students in Scotland. Octavius aims to bridge the gap between being an unpublished student and submitting to professional magazines and journals. We accept work of any genre and look for writing which is fresh, unique and exciting

The short Story

Simply everything you could ever want to know about the short story


Smashwords is an ebook publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers, agents and readers


Home of the international short story forum. We welcome a wide variety of discussions in posts to our blog, and topics can include anything that is relevant to the contributor’s research, their academic experience, their writing experience or writing process, teaching, reading and pretty much anything else that involves the short story form

South African based Poetry club. Whether you are a poet; music lover; an ardent reader; writer; artist; photographer or art - Whisper Poetry encourages the Artistic flair

Women Writers, Women Books

Women Writers, Women's Books was launched in 2011 to raise the profile of contemporary women writers and authors.


Stress-free zone for the aspiring writer

The Writers Consultancy Service

The Writers Consultancy Service offers a wide range of professional services, including critical appraisals, preliminary appraisals, editing and proofreading

Writing Magazine / Writer's News

The Magazine for all writers

The writers-circle

At we want to link to writers' circles by offering them free pages, and invite them to contact us with any information or questions of interest to other writers

The Writing room

Are you serious about writing? So are we. Get in touch for a clear, honest opinion of your work and creative advice on how to take it forward to the next level.

Marketplaces for Writing & Communications Professionals. This is a New Zealand based online directory of professional writers and editors, it also provides job advertising services



Edinburgh online school of creative writing