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 shared works

Forest on the Moon (first few pages)
by Eric St. Pierre
25th June 2022
Mrs. Gray put the lights out several hours ago, Nell thinks. She’s nearly sure of it because she has counted constellations and their stars several...
The Children of Manu
by Darryl Fry
25th June 2022

---Chapter One--- The Boy On Diamond Island pebbles in the streams cry tears of blood, running red past fields of green and ghosts of soldiers in...

My Blooming Garden
by Stu Barrett
20th June 2022

I'm underneath my quince tree,

With a dream of making jam.

I could eat it with some cheddar cheese,

And a slice of thick...

Writing Calendar Competitions

Oxford Poetry Prize
Oxford Poetry is pleased to announce the inaugural Oxford Poetry Prize, to be awarded for a single poem in the English language.
Hastings Literary Festival - Poetry Competition
Poetry Competition 
 
 Cash prizes. 
 
 Bursaries for entry cost. 
 
 Closing date: 31/07/22 
 
 Full details at https://www.hastingslitfest.org/competitions
Hastings Literary Festival - Short Story Competition
Short Story Competition up to 2500 words on any subject. 
 
 Cash prizes.
 
 Bursaries avaiable. 
 
 Full details at https://www.hastingslitfest.org/competitions
BlackInk Writing Competition
Deadline -
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.