Links

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GENERAL

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.

 

SCRIPT AND SCREENWRITERS

‘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

 

PLAYWRIGHTS

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

 

POETS

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

 

MUSICIANS AND LYRICISTS

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

 

NOVELISTS AND SHORT STORY WRITERS

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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