Benefit from manuscript critiques and invaluable advice from award-winning authors and industry professionals.
Your Novel: 10 weeks on the nitty-gritty of novel writing
Your Children's Book: 5 weeks dedicated to the art of illustrated picture booksFind out more
We have grouped together four key stages that a writer goes through.
Select the stage you are at and see how we can help.
A line-by-line edit of your manuscript to help iron out grammatical mistakes and inconsistencies: Final Polish
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.Click to read more
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.
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.
An unmissable opportunity to work with leading authors, literary agents and publishers from the world of fantasy fiction.
Enter your short story to be in with a chance of winning a place on one of Retreat West’s incredible writing retreats.
Beginning in September, join us on Wednesday evenings for a course that looks at the essential elements of writing for children.