All Write

The Moya Green Collection

Writing Sites

 

Birmingham Words   http://www.birminghamwords.co.uk
for writers in the Birmingham (UK) area - news, publications, articles, forums

Chapter One Promotions    www.chapteronepromotions.com/
Annual
competitions for short stories, poetry, novels, children’s stories; events & workshops; writers’ services; literary agency
WARNING see http://quillersplace.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/writer-beware-chapter-one-promotions/

Fledgeling Press     http://www.canyouwrite.com
launch pad for new authors - stories, poems, prize for best rated each month.

Hopwas Writers      www.hopwaswriters.co.uk
writing workshops/retreats

Ladder Writers            http://ladderwriters.com/index.shtml

Earn points by entering and winning monthly short story contests, providing links, information etc, leading to paid opportunity for critiquing, judging etc.

Lit-Net            http://www.lit-net.org/
Literary site for Birmingham and West Midlands

Nice Stories      http://www.nicestories.com/
Post, receive feedback

Short Story Radio        http://www.shortstoryradio.com
Broadcasts short stories on the web; free online magazine; competitions

Story    http://www.theshortstory.org.uk/introduction.html
the campaign to celebrate the short story

Storymania    http://www.storymania.com
Post, receive feedback, buy and sell work

Unheard Words
http://www.unheardwords.com/5703.html
Site for innovative fiction

UKAuthors       http://www.ukauthors.com
online creative writing and poetry community

Wordplay        http://wordplaywriters.com/index.html
services to writers (critiquing, editing etc); business services; competitions; book sales & marketing. Membership £25 per annum.

Writelink           http://writelink.co.uk/index.php
creative writing community, publishing and paying for short stories, poems, articles.

Writer Beware            http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/
Warnings about the Schemes, Scams and Pitfalls that threaten Writers

 

 

Competition Sites

Creative Competitor   www.creative-competitor.co.uk
runs own competitions for writers, artists, photographers, designers worldwide

Leaf Books    http://www.leafbooks.co.uk/New/For%20Writers/CurrentCompetitions.html
runs competitions: short stories, poetry, non-fiction

Prizemagic      http://www.prizemagic.co.uk/index.html
General competitions site with useful Writing Competitons section, covering mostly UK competitions. Run by Michael Shenton, author of Stiff Competition, which won the Peter Pook Humorous Novel Comptition.

Sally Quilford's Writing Calender   www.writingcalendar.com/
 writing competition listings

Wikipedia         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_short_story_competitions
List
of short story competitions - world wide.

Writing Contests     http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm
list of contests - mostly USA

 

 

Publishers

 

Alma Books  www.almabooks.com/index.php

Publishes literary fiction and some non-fiction (literary or historical). No children's books, poetry, academic works or genre fiction. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Postal submissions only.

 

Apostrophe Books: Fiction Fast Track
http://apostrophebooks.com/fictionfasttrack
/

Looking for novels & short story collections (minimum length 50,000 words)
Electronic submission only. Send whole manuscript; of those chosen, first chapter/2500 words will be posted online and voted on by readers. Winner published as e-book (royalties 50%).

Garden Gnome Publications
http://gardengnomepubs.com/

Publishes anthologies of fantasy, light &  dark, satire, horror. Looking for novelettes (12000-17000 words), short stories, flash fiction, narrative poems.

Pewter Rose Press     www.pewter-rose-press.com/index.html

Welcomes submissions by established and emerging authors. Send one-page synopsis and first 3 chapters/3000 words. Electronic submission (see website).

 

Wild Wolf Publishing    wildwolfpublishing.com/submissions.aspx

Full length fiction of a dark nature - thrillers, horror, SF. Accepts submissions without a literary agent. Email submissions only, send cover letter, first 3 chapters and synopsis to: submissions@wildwolfpublishing.com.

 

 

 

Authors


Andrea's Ramblings
http://andrealowne.ukauthors.com/

Christine Coleman 
http://www.christinecoleman.net/

 e-griff      (John Griffiths)
 
http://www.e-griff.com 

 Jo's Site  (Hazy)
 
http://www.freewebs.com/hazy-jo/

Katseyeview (Kim Schroeder)
 
http://www.freewebs.com/katseyeview/index.htm

Romany's Ramblings    (Romany/S P Oldham)
  
http://www.freewebs.com/spoldham/

And the Stars Won't Mind   (Shackleton/Michael James Treacy)
 
http://www.freewebs.com/michaeljamestreacy/index.htm

 The Apocalypse Hotel      (Sunken)
 
http://www.freewebs.com/theapocalypsehotel/index.htm

 David Gardiner's Home Page      (Sirat)

 http://www.davidgardiner.net/index.html

Hatrack River   (Official website of Orson Scott Card) 
Contains useful 'Writing Lessons' and 'Writiing Workshops' sections.

http://www.hatrack.com/

 Wazzock's End     (Roy Bateman)
 http://www.wazzocksend.co.uk

Nick Fletcher 
Contains useful tips on novel writing and getting published
http://www.nickfletcher.co.uk/

Lies, Ink (Dan Purdue)
Blog, plus short story competition listings
http://lies-ink.blogspot.com/p/short-story-competitions-contests.html

Paul Chiswick
novels, plus 'The Practical Guide to Self-publishing'

http://www.paulchiswick.com/