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USEFUL RESOURCES FOR WRITERS AND ARTISTS

 

 

Author.co.uk - A very useful site for UK writers with all sorts of information, including contact details for writer's circles and loads of links

 

Authors' Coalition - A group of writers helping writers


Askaboutwriting.net - A news and resource site for writers of all abilities everywhere. It updates on Saturdays. Included is news of competitions and opportunities and many other writing happenings.

 

Blusterhead - A good collection of links for writers with some commentary and small articles.

 

Budding HTML Gurus - If you want to build a web-site and are fed up with the limitations of programmes like Front Page etc, then this is the ideal place to learn basic HTML coding. As an online resource you can't beat it. It's simple and it's free.


Brady Magazine - An online directory, dedicated to putting writers on the map. Not only do we provide an extensive amount of resources to writers, we also provide many services to personally help writers succeed.

 

CafePress.com - Sell your artwork on t-shirts, posters, fridge magnets etc in individually tailored  internet shops


Clive Pyne Book Indexing Services - Professional freelance back-of-book indexing services for reference, scholarly and trade non-fiction books. On time service; to your specifications; at competitive rates. Subjects: Biology, Business, Computers, Technology, Environment, Spirituality, New Age, Self-help. An index makes the difference between a good and a very good book.


Clot - A poetry magazine listing service. Here you can find information on a number of poetry (and poetry related) magazines, together with links to their websites where available


The Compulsive Reader - Reviews of books by some of the hottest writers working today, exclusive author interviews, literary news and criticism. It's a haven for book lovers.

 
East Coast Arts News - listings of cultural and arts events and news.


Expressions - A monthly newsletter with up-to-date information on paying markets for writers and artists - visit us every month.

 

The Fiction Writer's Journey -  Writing coach, Emily Hanlon demystifies the writing process, unleashes creative passion and supports and inspires her students. She is the author of seven works of fiction, a book on writing and has been coaching writers for 25 years.


Fire In The Head - Led by poet and author Roselle Angwin, is an inspiring programme of creative and reflective writing courses with a holistic and environmental emphasis. Mentoring available.

 

Guardian Unlimited - Free online access to today's news, provided by The Guardian, one of the UK's top broadsheets.


Incwriters.com - Part of The Incwriters Society (UK) whose aim is “To create Literature networks which are sustainable and provide members with a one-stop shop of literary resources”.


Infinity Junction - Publisher, bookseller, online sales, various services to writers and other publishers, editing, layout, opportunities, and more. Comprehensive and popular website.

 

International Women's Writing Guild - a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing. It has established a remarkable record of achievement in the publishing world, as well as in circles where lifelong learning and personal transformation are valued for their own sake. The Guild nurtures and supports holistic thinking by recognizing the logic of the heart---the ability to perceive the subtle interconnections between people, events and emotions---alongside conventional logic. No portfolio necessary. -


InternetTIPS.com - helps anyone learn how to write a book, e-book or create a members' website. Regular articles, downloads, ebooks, tools and web directory. Moderated by professional published plain English author and web designer.

 

Laura Hird's Official Website - Laura Hird is one of the rising, young stars of the alternative lit scene in Scotland. She also runs one of the most interesting web-site's going, jam-packed with articles, features, writer's showcases, reviews, links, you name it.

 

Lavender Mist - A poetic haven, created and designed by my son over 4 years ago. Poets from all around the globe post and respond to poetry. It is an interactive web site. Membership is totally free, letting the author post up to 30 poems. Many authors have been with me since the day Lavendar Mist was launched, it is a peaceful haven for the written word.


Liverpool Hope University Writers' Centre - The Writing Centre at Liverpool Hope is a resource for all kinds of writing. It aims to link students and staff with wider writing communities.

 

Long Story Short School of Writing - Write Like A Lover! workshop makes your writing spritzing with juice, lively and kicking.

 

Louie Crew's List Of Poetry Publishers Who Accept Electronic Submissions: A very useful website for those of you who wish to submit poetry without incurring the costs of postage and SAE's (and you get the feelgood glow of knowing that you haven't wasted trees in the process)

 

Multimap.com - Online access to maps for everywhere.

 

National Association of Writers in Education -  a membership organization offering publications, events and online resources, supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK


National Association Of Writers Groups - Do you belong to a writing group? Are you a short story writer, a novelist, a playwright, a poet, or a non-fiction writer? Then there's something for you on the NAWG website.Read about our Competitions, our Festival of Writing, and our Link magazine. You can see if there is a writing group in your area. The National Association of Writers' Groups has something for everyone who writes.

 

Nebraska Centre For Writers - an award-winning online resource for poets, fiction and creative non-fiction writers, providing information, advice, and links of interest to writers across Nebraska and beyond.

 

NorthernPros.com - Offers an extensive variety of helpful tools for beginning and seasoned writers. Whether you're writing a novel, a book of poems, or your first screenplay, NorthernPros can help perfect your writing and get it noticed!


Oak Leaf Circle - An online guide to all things pagan/ wiccan, run by the people who used to publish The Little Red Book. Very interesting and useful resource with lots of links and contacts.

 

Oldham Libraries - Readers & Writers - Information on what is going on in local, regional and national writing and reading circles, including news of events, courses, competitions; links to useful web sites and recommendations of contemporary reads from all around the world.

 

Paypal - Useful and safe way of transferring money and paying for stuff over the internet.


The People's Poet - The brain child of Paula Brown. A new venture in publishing. All sorts of projects on the go. Recently published the anthology, 'Listening To The birth Of Crystals'.


PoemHunter.Com Online Poetry Database - Poems from poets all around the world. Thousands of poems and poets. Online poetry search engine.


Poetics 101 - An online AFFORDABLE poetry class & workshop.

 

Poetry Doctor - Dr. David B. Axelrod provides poets with free lessons, links, publishing advice, a kids' poetry outlet and an international poets' page. Content up-dates regularly. Bookmark and visit often.


Poetry Enterprises - Writing Prompts, Teaching Reading, Writer's Workshops & Teacher Lesson Plans

 

Poetry Kit - A major poetry writers resource site with an average of over 3000 unique visitors each day. Numerous listings including publishers, competitions, courses, funding, events, festivals and magazine listings. It also holds a Who's Who in Poetry and a listing of significant poets on the internet.


The Poetry Society (UK)


The Poetry Society (USA)


Poetry Super Highway Online Magazine Links - This is an invaluable resource, lovingly put together by Rick Lupert, with links to 500+ online magazines.

 

Ravenshead Services - sells the novel writing software 'WriteItNow', which  has been developed over the years through ideas and feedback from writers. Their website has hosts a large, categorized set of links aimed at writers.


Recollections/ Capturing Memories - Articles, resources, workshops, Living Legends e-course, free lifewriting consultation and free family story writing ezine offered at this site. Do you want to breathe new life into the telling of your family tales and have fun doing it? Ask me your questions or subscribe to Living Legends today!

 

Scottish Art Galleries List - Lists over 260 Scottish art galleries, with all relevant contact information.

 

Scottish Publishers - List of Scottish publishers.


The Scottish Writers website - Offers writers an opportunity to promote their work - published or unpublished.

 

Scots Cafe Directory -  Scottish websites directory


SEALION (South East Active Literature Online) - The listings guide to literature events of all types across South East England.

 

Selby's List - Spencer Selby's extensive list of avant-garde/ experimental poetry magazines.


Shadow Poetry - A World of Poetry at Your Fingertips: Offers Poetry Contests, Chapbooks, SP Quill Quarterly Magazine, Publication, Community of Poets, Interactive Poetic Activities, and Educational Tools for learning poets everywhere!

 

Short Fiction - A fresh new showcase for authors to join and post their short stories, and for readers to enjoy and contribute feedback. Includes forum and writers resources

 

Society of Civil & Public Service Writers - Open to serving and retired members of the armed forces, civil service and local government. Quarterly magazine “Author” contains articles, short stories and poetry. We also run annual competitions

 

The South - Focussed on poetry, fiction and documentary writing, The South develops talent, audiences, readers and communities through innovative projects including events, special commissions and community and educational projects. Our new friendship scheme, The South A.L.N. - the active literature network, helps individuals, organisations and local authorities stay in touch with new developments and make new contacts.


Speculative Literature Foundation - Contains lists of publishers and magazines and many other resources for writers, teachers, scholars, and readers of speculative literature.

 

Spread The Word -  Spread the Word works with London writers at every stage of their development to enable them to achieve their full potential. We provide showcase events, professional career advice, workshops ,


Terrible Work - This site contains reviews, news, listings, critique & comment on new poetry, word-art, creative texts & related literary entertainments.

 

Todays-Woman Writing Community - A supportive online writing community for both men and women over 18. We have many features, such as a poetry and story board , authors interviews , calls for submission , interactive forums, dictionary , classifieds, regular columns , writing lessons , book store , book reviews and many more features.

 

We Are Writers - A community for writers; regular competitions are to be held and within the forum people are able to talk about writing and have access to many other writers' resources.

 

Winning Writers - Comprehensive online resource for creative writers. Searchable database with complete rules for 750+ contests. Free email newsletter with poetry critiques, markets, contests and resources. Named one of Writer's Digest "101 Best Web Sites" 2005-07.

 

The Write Coach - One to one coaching and workshops to build confidence, increase motivation,release blocks, increase creativity and assist writers to become more successful. Free competitions, free ezine and free introductory consultaion available.

 

Write Buzz -  a show-case for writing, of all genres, by amateur and professional writers.  Poetry, short-stories, lyrics, features, words of wisdom

 

Writers' Arena - An international website for aspiring writers. Offering information, advice and showcasing.

 

Writers' Circles - Comprehensive directory of UK Writers' Circles

Write Words - A writing community, with site experts who give advice and feedback on prose, poetry, stage, screen and other writing; all the latest jobs, competitions and opportunities for writers; a fully searchable and constantly updated director of publishers, agents, magazines, and more; online writing groups and a library of classic texts to browse.

 

Writers Unlimited - Advice for writers, editorial services, publishing hints, small press books distributed by a not-for-profit writers service.

The Writer's Postage Chart - This chart gives detailed costs for mailing manuscripts among most of the English-speaking nations. It is not meant as a substitute for postal office weighing, but for close estimates of what it will cost you to mail a manuscript.


Write this Moment - A web community for creative non-fiction writers, which launched in October 2004. The site focuses on providing a jobs board featuring paying writing opportunities. If you're a writer of non-fiction, you'll find WriteThisMoment.com a useful resource with plenty of features on site to include a forum, resources library, member profiles and news feeds to help you in your work.


Writing.Com - We're an online community for writers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Anyone may create a free portfolio and exchange feedback with other writers. We were amongst Writer's Digest's 101 "Best Websites For Writers, 2005" and have thousands of writers within our community.

 

Writing Erotica - Resources and information for writers of erotica
 
The Writing Squad - a programme for emerging young writers aged 16-20 in Yorkshire and the Humber. Fifteen writers work together, and with professional tutors and one to one support for two years.