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    We have grouped together four key stages that a writer goes through.
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    Or you're looking for a final read and review?
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    and publishing

    You have approached agents or publishers without success. You are looking for input from the professionals. Beat the Rejection Clinic

  • The Writers' & Artists' Yearbooks 2016

    The 2016 editions of the Yearbooks - the indispensable guides to all aspects of publishing and the media - are now available to buy.

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  • Online Listings

    Our Online Listings have been updated. 

    Now containing over 5,000 entries, this is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to reach all corners of the publishing industry.

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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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  • Writing calendar

    Search festivals, competitions and other events by date, genre or location, and add your own entries, too. 

    If you're looking for the latest writing competitions or want to share details of your writing group, this is the perfect resource.

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The best industry advice for writers and artists, we have expert advice articles, inspirational author interviews, competitions, a lively online community and editorial services for every stage of your writing journey.

See our highlights and find out which stage you are at on your writing journey.


Fairy Tales for the Aspiring Writer

Fairy Tales for the Aspiring Writer

Author Antonia Honeywell discusses the fairytale of writing - & why there's always more to a happy ending than meets the eye.

Self-Publishing in the Digital Age

Self-Publishing in the Digital Age

Our essential one-day conference on self-publishing is back, offering advice on everything from editing your manuscript, and choosing a distributor, to building book buzz.

Who Will Buy Your Book?

Who Will Buy Your Book?

Melanie Sumner discusses the reasons why people may not buy your book - and how you can persuade them otherwise.

Writing Rules & Historical Fiction

Writing Rules & Historical Fiction

Author Katherine Clements discusses writing rules, applying them to historical fiction - & when it's OK to break them.

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