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The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, has become the authoritative resource for writers over the past 100 years. Now, based on customer demand, we have expanded this brand to help aspiring writers get their book published through the introduction of a community website, offering writers’ services and events, an extensive library of free advice articles and blog posts aimed at helping writers and artists progress, and the opportunity to share work and receive critical feedback from other writers. 

Harnessing our century-long experience, we have devised a suite of online and offline services that give you access to the right expert at precisely the right moment in the evolution of your work.  No matter what stage you have reached in the creative process, you can have the comfort of knowing that there is a service to support you with practical, personalised advice.


Our Writers’ services include:

Some comments about our new services:

How Strong is Your Book Idea: “I would recommend this service as it's coming from "people in the know" who are going to tell it like it is.”

Mid-Way Review: “The Report is very useful and I hope now that I can improve the manuscript.”

Beat the Rejection Clinic: “The reaction of an independent reader was very useful, particularly in spotting a couple of flaws that I suspected, but - after several drafts - no longer had the enthusiasm to fix without some sense that it might be worth it. The next draft is already under way.”

To see more on this, take a look at our Testimonials page.


We Welcome Your Feedback

We are always keen to gather your comments and feedback to make sure that we continue to develop the site as you would wish. Please do let us know if you are looking for something that isn't there, if you're confused or frustrated by how we are presenting things—or even if you just like something! 

If you have any comments on how we can improve the site, please email us at waybfeedback@bloomsbury.com.


About Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc – Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its founder and Chief Executive is Nigel Newton.  Its four divisions include:
Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing – Bloomsbury Academic specialises in the humanities and social sciences, and will be publishing online the digitized edition of the Winston Churchill Archive in 2012. The division includes Berg, Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare.  Bloomsbury Professional leads in UK law and tax.
Bloomsbury Information – includes a number of information databases for electronic as well as print publications. Publications include The Encarta World English Dictionary, The English Language Teaching Database, The Macmillan English Dictionary, Business: The Ultimate Resource, and others. Bloomsbury also provides management services for Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, a division of the Qatar Foundation.
Bloomsbury Adult Publishing – a substantial list of successful authors including Khaled Hosseini, William Boyd, Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt, Elizabeth Gilbert, Richard Ford, David Guterson, John Irving, Jay McInerney, Ben Schott, Anthony Bourdain, William Dalrymple, Ben Macintyre, Dava Sobel, Mark Kurlansky, Chelsea Handler, Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and recent Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson. The trade division also features significant reference projects including Wisden, Who's Who, Reed's Nautical and Whitaker’s.
Bloomsbury Children's Publishing – a highly successful list including authors such as J.K.Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Debi Gliori, Alyxandra Harvey, Carrie Jones, Shannon Hale, Louis Sachar and Benjamin Zephaniah.