These sites offer advice, resources and list opportunities for writers.
Lots of useful information, advice and resources for aspiring writers.
Hugely practical and inspirational project dedicated to supporting children with the development of their writing talents.
Provides a focal point for a large number of writing groups and publishes a bi-monthly magazine.
Bi-monthly magazine publishing fact, fiction and poetry. Also full of useful market information.
Online community, magazine and resource directory for creative students and graduates experiencing the transition between university and work.
Popular destination for most things to do with writing and getting published.
Comprehensive listings of competitions, resources and relevant articles.
Popular writers’ community offering support and advice as well as information on the latest jobs, opportunities and competitions.
The Writers' and Artists' yearbook is a long-established compendium of advice, contacts and listings for writers.
Independent charity with useful and comprehensive listings of competitions and other writing opportunities.
Vast source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers.
Yahoo group that posts calls for submissions and contest information for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Lists UK writing competitions
Site "for anyone who makes their living by writing, or who wants to." Includes extensive list of resources, lots of advice and opportunities.
Site offering support, resources and services for writers. Blog, in particular, is full of really useful information.
Blog for writers to discuss their writing. Also home to the innovative Short Story Club and its sister venture Brrism- 'a unique blend of social media future gazing and fiction writing'.
Great website will loads of essential and entertaining stuff for writers and readers. Includes lots of author interviews, valuable posts on the craft of writing, useful workshops and more.
Inspiring organisation First Story arrange and pay for acclaimed authors to be writers-in-residence in 'challenging' state schools across the UK. They aim to celebrate and foster creativity and literacy in young people and celebrate books, stories, reading and writing.
Fantastic new literature development agency for South West UK. A charity that raises funds to ensure that everyone in the South West can have access to the benefits of reading, writing and enjoying literature.
Great resource listing writing competitions, prizes and awards worldwide.
One of the UK's largest writing groups- aims "to provide a forum for people to receive encouragement, advice and feedback on their creative writing."
Valuable resource and hub for lots of information on courses, conferences, competitions and other writing opportunities. Home to the annual AAWP conference which takes place at campuses around Australia and New Zealand - a dynamic, yearly event covering all aspects of teaching creative and professional writing and debating theories on creativity and writing
Site dedicated to writing contests. Lists scores of competitions, grouped by genre (fiction, non-fiction and poetry, with or without entry fee) and by deadline. Also contains a handy calender.