W&A Community

The W&A Community contains a host of brilliant features: take part in discussions, join or start groups with like-minded writers, and share extracts of your work to receive objective feedback.

Community engagement also means reward points added to your profile, so expect us to be in regular contact to make you aware of exclusive discounts across W&A events, editing services, and more.

Finally, our free Writing Calendar gives you the chance to make all W&A Community members aware of a writing or publishing event you’re involved in.

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Connect with other users and benefit from the following:

  • Receive objective feedback on extracts of your work
  • Ask questions, offer insight and help others
  • Build a network of writers and/or illustrators you can call on
  • Earn discounts on events and services for regular Community interaction
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Form and join groups on W&A and benefit from the following:

  • Search for others at a similar stage of the writing process
  • Base groups around fiction/non-fiction genres you love
  • Find others inspired by particular writers, artists or creative movements
  • Start your own writing group with other members of the W&A community
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Recently started discussions

Paragraphs
by Tony Cross
13th March 2024

I know that punctuation is downplayed a bit these days but I think that breaking the story into paragraphs is an important thing to do. I go for...

Rejection feedback
by Meg P
2nd March 2024

Hello everyone,

I have just finished my first book, a horror story, and have sent submissions to about 25 select literary agents. The...

Recently shared works

NEW: Truth or Scare [Book #1 in Lana Lazar's Hallow Street]
by Lana Lazar
4th February 2024

“Scare,” he whispered. “Scare, Chloe.”
I started to back away, my hands held up as though to protect myself.
“I really don't-”
“...

NEW: Truth or Scare [Book #1 in Lana Lazar's Hallow Street]
by Lana Lazar
4th February 2024

“Scare,” he whispered. “Scare, Chloe.”
I started to back away, my hands held up as though to protect myself.
“I really don't-”
“...

NEW: Voices - An Exorcist Novel
by Lana Lazar
4th February 2024

Rory has been hearing strange voices in her head for a long time. Raspy, murderous voices that can make her do anything they want . . . however...

Writing Calendar Competitions

21 Futures: Financial Fallout Anthology Competition
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Sci-fi anthology compeitions with $1k prize
Hastings Book Festival International Writing Competition
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Hastings Book Festival Competition open to anyone writing in English on any theme - poetry (40 lines) and short stories (2,500 words).
FarmED & Chelsea Green Young Writers Prize
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We're looking for exciting new voices who are passionate about helping to build sustainable farming and food systems.