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  • Short Course

    Reserve your place on this specially curated course on Writing Fiction for Children & Young Adults, which includes access to top UK authors, guidance from industry experts AND a critique of up to 7,500 words of your writing.

    18th October 2016 - 29th November 2016

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  • Editorial Services

    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?
    Book Idea service
    Or help with your first draft?
    First Draft Review


    your craft

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


    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

  • Your Testimonials

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

    Find out what writers we've worked with in the past have to say. 

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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.


Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

Order the 2017 editions of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook.

What's Wrong With Your Book?

What's Wrong With Your Book?

Not making the progress you'd like? Join Claire McGowan for an evening designed to help give your book the best possible chance of success.

How To Get Published

How To Get Published

An unmissable day of advice from acclaimed authors, publishing industry experts and leading UK literary agents.

Free Writing Competition

Free Writing Competition

Signed up to Great - you're eligible to enter this free short story competition in association with Firewords Quarterly!

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