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BBC Writers Room

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain - The writers' trade union

Book Trust - tips on writing poetry and short stories, tips on creating characters, tips on getting motivated and tips on getting published.



‘The Stage’ - a weekly newspaper for the Theatre industry

'Broadcast' - A weekly magazine for the UK TV industry

Screenwriting Contests directory (mainly US but some UK)

Writernet - a service which provides information, advice and guidance on all aspects of the live and recorded performing industry to writers working in performance mediums

Independent Radio Drama Productions

Euroscript - provide tailor-made development support for screenwriters and run one-to-one development programmes, international workshops and a bi-annual Film Story Competition encouraging original new screen and TV ideas from new and established writers

‘Screendaily’ - Daily film news from the UK's feature film trade paper ‘Screen International'

Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV) - a membership association open to women with at least one year's professional experience in the television, film and/or digital media industries



The Playwrights Forum - a very useful forum for playwrights

The National Theatre - top tips for writers

London Playwrights Blog - a resource for emerging playwrights

New Writing North - great resource for northern writers

Playwriting UK Twitter - top resource for playwrights in the UK. Jobs, opportunities, competitions, prizes and more



The Poetry Society - competitions and much more

Poetry Book Society - a unique poetry society, providing information, reviews and discounts on the best contemporary poetry for an international community of readers

Poetry London - a leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names

The British Library - information about poets, poetry collections and various poetry websites

Poet in the City - an arts organisation which promotes a love of poetry to new audiences through live events, projects, commissions and participation

Super Summary - poetry Writing and Analysis Guide



The UK Songwriting Contest - launched in London in 2002 in association with The BRIT Trust, The BRIT School, The BRIT Studio, Music Aid International, and The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers



Book Trust - Here you will find listings for UK short story competitions that you can enter, when they close and where to go to get your entry form

Almond Press - A List of Creative Writing Competitions in 2015 

Arvon Foundation - Runs a wide range of residential creative writing courses

Writers and Artists - Advice, tips, information and competitions to help writers make it into print and advice on how to publish work


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