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BBC Writers Room

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – The writers’ trade union

Book Trust – Tips on writing poetry and short stories, tips on creating characters, tips on getting motivated and tips on getting published

Arvon Foundation – Runs a wide range of residential creative writing courses


The British Acadamy of Film and Television Arts

Broadcast – A weekly magazine for the UK TV industry

Screenwriting Contests Directory (mainly US but some UK)

Writernet – A service which provides information, advice and guidance on all aspects of the live and recorded performing industry to writers working in performance mediums

Shooting People – UK Film makers & Writers’ network

Euroscript – Providing tailor-made development support for screenwriters and running one-to-one development programmes, international workshops and a bi-annual Film Story Competition encouraging original new screen and TV ideas from new and established writers

Screendaily – Daily film news from the UK’s feature film trade paper ‘Screen International

Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV) – A membership association open to women with at least one year’s professional experience in the television, film and/or digital media industries

Drew’s Script-o-Rama – A great resource to read movie scripts


The Stage – A weekly newspaper for the Theatre industry

The Playwrights Forum – A very useful forum for playwrights

The National Theatre – Top tips for writers

London Playwrights Blog – A resource for emerging playwrights

New Writing North – A great resource for northern writers

Playwriting UK Twitter – Top resource for playwrights in the UK. Jobs, opportunities, competitions, prizes and more


The Poetry Society – Competitions and much more

Poetry Book Society – A unique poetry society, providing information, reviews and discounts on the best contemporary poetry for an international community of readers

Poetry London – A leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names

The British Library – Information about poets, poetry collections and various poetry websites

Poet in the City – An arts organisation which promotes a love of poetry to new audiences through live events, projects, commissions and participation

Super Summary – Poetry Writing and Analysis Guide


The UK Songwriting Contest – Launched in London in 2002 in association with The BRIT Trust, The BRIT School, The BRIT Studio, Music Aid International, and The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers


Book Trust – Here you will find listings for UK short story competitions that you can enter, when they close and where to go to get your entry form

Almond Press – A List of Creative Writing Competitions 

Writers and Artists – Advice, tips, information and competitions to help writers make it into print and advice on how to publish work