It’s been a long time coming but, after lots of hard work behind the scenes, we’re delighted to reveal a new version of our website is set to launch next month.
All W&A account holders will receive an email with further details soon, but in the meantime we thought a sneak peek of our new home was in order…
Dashboard: Access all areas from one page. Never miss messages or new articles added to the site, manage your preferences, share work, make writing connections, take part in discussions, check in on editing services, watch your Reward Points tally grow and keep an out for exclusive discount codes.
Margin notes and bookmarks: How many of you have scribbled notes in the margins of your print copy of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook or folded over the corner of a page you’d like to return to? Sign in to make the site your own.
Bookmark pages: Found an article you’d like to come back to? Interested in an event? By clicking on the Bookmark icon, all of the pages you want to return to will be stored in your dashboard.
Reward points & discount codes: Sign in to your W&A account and collect reward points for purchases and community engagement. Surpassing monthly points targets means you'll receive exclusive discount codes, too!
Easy-to-find writing advice that works for YOU: Writing advice articles across the site remain free to read but you'll notice they come with an additional feature. Clickable creative interest and writing stage tags have been added across the site, meaning you'll easily be able to find articles you might like to read or perhaps find a piece or two you might otherwise have missed!
Join or create groups: Signing in to your account still means you'll still be able to connect with other writers across the site, but you'll notice we've introduced something new, too. The ability to create groups means you can set up a private space to converse with more than just one writer and is a great way to get more feedback, advice and book recommendations!
And don't worry!
Everything you’re able to do on the current site remains a part of the new platform, and the website address will remain the same. Discussion threads, Shared works, et al. will still be there, while site tags and enhanced search will mean everything is more accessible than ever.
All editing services underway at the point of the new platform going live will not be disturbed, and all event bookings and Listings subscriptions will be carried over, too.
We hope you’re as excited as we are, and if you have any questions then please post in the comments below – we’ll try and answer them as soon as we can.