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. One final free W&A feature to look out for is our Writing Calendar, which gives you the chance to make all W&A Community members aware of a writing or publishing event you’re involved in. Visit Writing Calendar for more details

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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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Writing Calendar Competitions

The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition 2021

The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition recognises the very best unpublished short stories in English in any style and on any subject up to a maximum of 5,000 words by writers in / from

Granta: Non-fiction, fiction and poetry submissions window

Granta is committed to championing new voices and is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Their next submissions window is 1 January until 31 January 2021.

Northern Writers Award

There are a number of available awards, which you can find listed on the Northern Writers Award site.

Penguin Michael Joseph Christmas Love Story Competition

Do you have an idea for a magical festive love story? Would you like the chance to write a bestselling novel?