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Writing Links

These sites offer advice, resources and list opportunities for writers.


Calendar for Writers

Comprehensive listing of writing opportunities for writers worldwide

Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy

The world’s largest publisher offers online creative writing courses, editing and writing advice from editors, and introduces opportunities and resources.

ShortStops UK

Fantastic site celebrating short stories, with comprehensive listings and coverage of magazines, journals, live events and authors.

Aerogramme Writers’ Studio

Really useful and comprehensive site listing loads of opportunities for writers worldwide and much, much more.

Christopher Fielden

Really helpful and informative site offering advice, case studies and listing loads of opportunities for writers. Run by writer, Christopher Fielden.

Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau

Lots of useful information, advice and resources for aspiring writers.

National Association of Writers’ Groups

Provides a focal point for a large number of writing groups and publishes a bi-monthly magazine.

Writers Reign

Comprehensive listings of competitions, resources and relevant articles.

Paul McVeigh

Paul’s site has comprehensive list of short story opportunities and loads of great interviews.


Popular writers’ community offering support and advice as well as information on the latest jobs, opportunities and competitions.

Writers and Artists

The Writers’ and Artists’ yearbook is a long-established compendium of advice, contacts and listings for writers.

National Literacy Trust

Independent charity with useful and comprehensive listings of competitions and other writing opportunities.

Poets & Writers

Vast source of information, support, and guidance for creative writers.

Creative Writers’ Opportunities List

Yahoo group that posts calls for submissions and contest information for writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

Prize Magic

Lists UK writing competitions

First Story

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.

Literature Works

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.

Australian Writing Opportunities

Great resource listing writing competitions, prizes and awards worldwide.

London Writers’ Cafe

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.

Australasian Association of Writing Programs

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

Just A Contest

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.