Useful Links

Association of Christian Writers

Aims to inspire and equip men and women to write and market material from a Christian worldview.

 Authors’ Licencing and Collecting Society

Represents the interests of all UK writers and aims to ensure they are fairly compensated for any works that are copied, broadcast or recorded.

British Science Fiction Association

Promotes the reading, writing and publishing of science fiction.

British Society of Comedy Writers

Aims to develop good practice and professionalism among comedy writers.

Crime Writers Association

Has regional chapters and holds informative talks by police, scenes of crime officers, lawyers, etc.

Guild of Health Writers

An organisation which represents Britain’s leading health journalists and writers. Founded to encourage the provision of readable and accurate health information to the public.

Historical Novel Society

Promotes the enjoyment of historical fiction.

National Association of Writers in Education

Aims to promote the contribution of living writers to education and to encourage both the practice and the critical appreciation of creative writing.

National Association of Writers’ Groups

Promotes the study and art of writing in all its aspects.

National Union of Journalists

Trade union for journalists and photographers

New Writers UK

Supports and advises independently published authors.

Public Lending Right

Under the PLR system in the UK, payment is made from government funds to authors, illustrators and other contributors whose books are barrowed from public libraries

Society of Women Writers & Journalists

Upholds professional standards and literary achievement through regular workshops. Has regional group meetings.

The Romantic Novelists’ Association

Aims to promote romantic fiction and encourage good writing.

The Society of Authors

Represents writers’ interests in all aspects of the writing profession

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

A trade union which represents writers’ interests in film, television, radio, theatre, books and video games.

Writers, Artists and their Copyright Holders

Provides an online database of information about the copyright holders of literary authors and artists.

Writers and Artists Yearbook

Claims to offer the best industry advice for writers and artists for every stage of your writing journey

Writers’ Forum

A magazine which provides market information, advice from experts in the publishing industry and tips from fellow authors and writers.

Writing Magazine

Provides advice from professional writers, events to attend and industry news



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