A resource for writers of all abilities
Apples and Snakes
England's leading organisation for performance poetry.
BBC Writers Room
BBC Writersroom identifies and champions script writing talent and diversity across BBC Drama, Entertainment and Children's programmes.
The Book Trust
Encourages reading across the ages and cultures through various initiatives and offers all sorts of information and advice about books.
Facilitates cultural understanding and exchange through writing and reading projects. Website includes information about Contemporary Writers, listings for literature Festivals, publications and resources.
Derbyshire County Council: Library Service
Information about a wide-range of resources available through the library service including access to online information and the Library catalogue.
Derbyshire County Council: Literature Development
Information and advice for writers based in Derbyshire. Sign up for a free monthly writers’ e-newsletter which provides information about workshops, events and opportunities.
Promote the benefits of writing for personal development, health and well-being.
The Literature Consultancy
The Literary Consultancy provides a specialist manuscript reading and assessment service providing developing writers with critical feedback. Information on training, jobs, conferences, magazines, competitions, residencies, commission and funding for writers.
National Association for Literature Development
NALD is a professional body for those involved in developing writers, readers and literature audiences.
National Association of Writers in Education
NAWE is a membership organisation bridging the education and literature sectors by offering services and support for writers and teachers.
National Association of Writers Groups
Online resource for anyone interested in writers' events and groups
Poets and Players
A music and poetry series in Manchester featuring new and established poets hosted by Linda Chase. The website lists forthcoming events and has video and photographs of past events held in museums, art galleries and churches.
The Poetry Archive
The world’s premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work.
The Poetry School
The nearest branch in Manchester offers evening classes and one day workshops with leading poets as tutors. It attracts students from the surrounding area including Derbyshire. Poetry students are welcome regardless of qualifications or experience. A generous bursary scheme helps those with low incomes to participate fully.
The Poetry Society
The Poetry Society aims to promote the study, use and enjoyment of poetry. It provides advice and information for poets and those interested in poetry in Britain today and provides a range of resources.
The Poetry Translation Centre
The Poetry Translation Centre translates contemporary poetry from non-European languages into English through collaborations between leading international poets and poets based in the UK
Online magazine of new short fiction and fiction reviews. Fee paid for all fiction published
A not-for-profit site which enables unpublished writers to submit their short stories for sharing and feedback
The Society of Authors
The society offers a range of services to professional writers including meetings and seminars, a quarterly journal, a database of members' specialisations and advice.
Directory of writers' circles
Writers Guild of Great Britain
The union for all professional writers working in television, radio, film, theatre, books and multimedia
Writers in Prison Network
The Writers in Prison Network is part of PEN (a charity that works to promote literature and human rights) co-ordinating support for writers in prisons
Offers advice and support to writers.
The Writers’ Workshop offers editorial advice to novelists, whether published or unpublished, who need help with a manuscript.
WriteWords is a source of inspiration and feedback to writers, offering support, advice, must-read interviews and articles from top writing names, as well as inside info on the latest writing jobs, opportunities, competitions and news.
Writing East Midlands
Writing East Midlands supports, promotes and champions writing from the region, creating opportunities for practicing writers and discovering new writers of quality.
Writing School Leicester
Over 50 years experience of supporting writers from secret scribbler to publication and performance.
See also: Derbyshire Literature Development
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