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    We have grouped together four key stages that a writer goes through.
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    Need editorial support before looking to submit?
    Midway Review
    Or you're looking for a final read and review?
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    You have approached agents or publishers without success. You are looking for input from the professionals. Beat the Rejection Clinic

  • Your Testimonials

    We offer a number of events & editing services geared towards helping you to get your book published.

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  • Online Listings

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    Writers & Artists present the new essential tool for anyone looking to self-publish: a free comparison service to help you find the self-publishing services best-suited to the needs of your manuscript.

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  • The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2015

    The 2015 edition of the Yearbook - the indispensable guide to all aspects of publishing and the media - is now available to buy.

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Use our new Writing Calendar

Use our new Writing Calendar

Browse upcoming events and competitions, and sign in to your account to upload Calendar entries of your own.

The Importance of Place

The Importance of Place

Join Helen Walsh as she shows you how to bring your setting to life and make sure your readers dive head first into your novel.

Love Writing

Love Writing

“A clichéd love story is one that needs to be told differently.” Elise Valmorbida on writing about love.

The NAW Public Edit

The NAW Public Edit

Novelist Christie Watson joins Richard Beard, Director of The National Academy of Writing, for an exclusive masterclass on how to craft a thoroughly-edited manuscript.

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