Anam Cara Writers' and Artists' Retreat Be creative in one of the most beautiful places in the world. A week's stay is one of the prizes in the Fish Short Story Competition.

Angie's Diary is an online magazine with a strong literary signature, offering analysis and commentary on literature, politics, news, psychology, philosophy, lifestyle, culture, and the arts. 

ABC Writers' Network An online resource for creative writers. Check out their competition database.

Asia-Pacific Writing Partnership brings together writers, scholars, writers' organizations, translators, publishers and others interested in the development of writing from Asia and the Pacific.

Bridport Prize The Bridport Prize is another annual international creative writing competition for poetry and short stories. The Bridport Prize is one of the top prizes of its kind in terms of both prestige and prize money. It has been the first step in the careers of many established poets and novelists.


Cafe Aphra: An Online Community for Writers
This is Café Aphra. Grab a coffee, take a seat and join in...


Carve Magazine Excellent short story prize and magazine. Sound ideals. Well worth a look

Casa Ana in Las Alpujarras, southern Spain, offers Writers Retreats: a room of your own, inspiring surroundings, good food and the company of other writers.  A week’s stay is the second prize for the Fish Short Memoir Writing Contest.

Clifden Writers' Group Connemara open to anyone interested in writing. - the new web site for everyone who enjoys prose fiction, with lots of useful information and opportunities for readers and writers.


Flash Fiction Chronicles - discussions on the art and craft of flash fiction, fiction in general, and the issues of writing, marketing, and publishing today.

GED Online Take your GED online and skip having to go to classrooms and the anxiety of taking a test with other students.

MsLexia The magazine for women who write. Advice and inspiration; news, reviews, interviews, competitions and grants

National Association of Writers' Groups See if there is a writing group in your area of the UK. The NAWG has something for everyone who writes.

The Write Lines Writing tips and discussion with best-selling and award-winning writers courtesy of National Short Story Week.

New Writing South offer writers development, encouragement, resources and opportunities to make new contacts. Events that aim to enhance skills, stretch creativity and broker partnerships with those who produce and publish work.

New Writer Britain's premier magazine for writers. Publishes the best of today's short fiction, poetry, and features. Publishes up to six stories from the Fish Annual Short Story Prize.

Northampton Literature Group's Annual Open Poetry Competition

Olivewriting is your online creative writing information website, designed to

stimulate your imagination to assist your development in the art of creative writing.

Poetry Archive - exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience.

The Weary Blues Journal of Literature and Art is a new electronic journal that has launched in the hope of allowing new and established writers and artists spread their work to as wide an audience is possible. The journal will be released in digital format for free, on a bi-monthly basis.

UK's Save The Short Story Campaign For information on all aspects of the short story - reading them, writing them, listening to them, events, competitions, workshops and projects.

West Cork Literary Festival An annual literary festival - readings, workshops, and more. Features the launch of the annual Fish Anthology.

Western Writers Centre (Ionad Scríbhneoiri Chaitlín Maude) Galway is the only writers' centre west of the Shannon, Ireland.

Whisper from the Heart Poetry Club caters for those passionate about poetry, writing, art, photography and music.  We invite members, the community, schools and other clubs to participate in our competitions.

Write it Now - Writing Software Easy to navigate and filled with practical functions.

Write Invite 'A Literary Mic!'. On-line story competition, and events for writers. is the Irish national writing resources website packed full of information for all writers. A magazine style site, is updated regularly with new interviews, tips from authors, and book giveaways. Join the forum, find writing service providers, events in your area and details of courses and workshops. 

Writers competitions blog: is a free site maintained by two Australian authors listing quality English language writing contests from around the world.



Links to Creative Writing Courses

Next Big Writer TheNextBigWriter Online Writing Workshop Online creative writing school offering courses for all levels. Small groups, weekly writing exercises and downloadable notes. Communicate with your peers and tutor through a simple to use and secure conferencing program. Receive weekly peer reviews and tutor comments.

In the Write Light A creative writing course offering beginner and intermediate level writers the chance to spend a long weekend on the Costa de la Luz challenging their creative writing skills in an informal workshop environment whilst also enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Spain's last unspoilt coastline.

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