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  • We're Moving!

    We're excited to unveil a new W&A platform, launching in January 2021. We'll be in touch with further details soon but in the meantime, why not have a peek at what's in store...

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  • Children's & YA Fiction Festival

    Running entirely online across the first week in March 2021, our inaugural festival includes a host of practical writing workshops, industry insight and the chance to hear from UK literary agents.

    Begins 1st March 2021

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  • Editing 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.



    Your book idea assessed: How Strong Is Your Book Idea?
    A review of those all-important Opening Chapters


    your craft

    A read and review of your work: Full Manuscript Review
    Develop your book with a mentor: Bespoke Mentoring


    Ready to

    A line-by-line edit of your manuscript to help iron out grammatical mistakes and inconsistencies: Final Polish


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    right people

    Post a question to a literary agent: Agony Agent
    Or book a 30-minute consultation: Beat the Rejection Clinic

  • Our 2021 Yearbooks

    “A definitive guide, in here you'll find everything you need” S.J. Watson on the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook

    Essential advice on the writing and publishing process, and all of the industry contacts you need.

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  • NEW: Guide To... series

    The first four titles in our Writers' & Artists' Guide To... series are now available, and provide the sort of essential guidance and advice on the writing and publishing process every unpublished author needs.

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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.


Submitting A Manuscript

Submitting A Manuscript

A series of two-hour online masterclass for 2021, in which we provide the opportunity to hear from leading UK agents... and to receive feedback on your covering letter, too!

10 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

10 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

Tammye Huf looks back on some of the challenges she faced in writing her debut novel, and boils what she learned down to offer some golden advice to those of you writing historical fiction.

Writing Series for Television

Writing Series for Television

An exclusive extract from scriptwriter Russell Lewis' article in the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2021, in which he gives tough-talking advice about making your way into the competitive and collaborative business of writing for television.

2021 Writing Courses

2021 Writing Courses

A host of online evening courses for 2021 are now available, including Fiction Writing Fundamentals with William Ryan, Your Children's Book with Christopher Edge and How To Write A Page-Turner with Caroline Green.

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