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    We have grouped together four key stages that a writer goes through.
    Select the stage you are at and see how we can help.



    Seeking professional opinion on your book idea?
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    Or help with your first draft?
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    your craft

    You want make significant progress with your book. Is now the right time for a mentor's support?
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    your book

    Need editorial support before looking to submit?
    Midway Review
    Or you're looking for a final read and review?
    Full Manuscript Review


    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.

    Order your copy today for the help you need to get your manuscript published.

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  • The Writers & Artists Short Story Competition 2016

    Our annual short story competition is once again open for entries!

    Submit your story for a chance to win a place on an Arvon writing course, publication of your story on the website & a cash prize of £500.

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  • Online Listings

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

    Available on a 12-month subscription

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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.


A Truth Universally Acknowledged

A Truth Universally Acknowledged

Author Katie Oliver discusses the enduring popularity of Jane Austen, and the one thing all classic novels have in common.

The Novel: Writing Is Re-writing

The Novel: Writing Is Re-writing

Writers & Artists and The National Academy of Writing have joined forces to present a ten-week course dedicated to helping you transform an early draft into a more complete, thoroughly-edited manuscript.

National Trust Children's Book Festival: Celebrating Children's Fiction

National Trust Children's Book Festival: Celebrating Children's Fiction

Katie Bond explains the importance of bringing books alive for children to encourage and inspire them as the next generation of writers.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Writing and Creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert on Writing and Creativity

Read this exclusive extract from Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear.

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