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

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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Popular discussions

Recently shared works

Something Unspoken (short story work in progress)
by Robyn O'Mahony
24th May 2022

This much you know: you want his attention. You’re not sure to what extent and it’s not a trait you’re...

My voice is yours
by Christina Wilson-Pledge
22nd May 2022

Mine is the voice that contradicts,  

That tells lies in the moments when doubt starts to hit.  

Cover your ears, try to be alone...

Walachia. The Middle Ages.
by Rio Vin
9th May 2022

Autumn that year was cold and dank. At the beginning of November, snow was already falling from the dark sky, hanging over the narrow streets of...

Writing Calendar Competitions

BlackInk Writing Competition
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Serendipity and Writing East Midlands are looking for creative writers from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora to submit short stories for BlackInk’s Writing Competition.
Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers Programme
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The programme offers bursaries of up to £1,500, mentorship, peer-support and writing seminars to ten UK-based emerging writers of any background.
Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2022
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Spectrum: Poetry Celebrating Identity
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Spectrum seeks to provide a platform for those who feel marginalised or othered. We want the resulting anthology to be a celebration of our differences.