All Write

The Moya Green Collection

Writing Sites


Birmingham Words
for writers in the Birmingham (UK) area - news, publications, articles, forums

Chapter One Promotions
competitions for short stories, poetry, novels, children’s stories; events & workshops; writers’ services; literary agency

Fledgeling Press
launch pad for new authors - stories, poems, prize for best rated each month.

Hopwas Writers
writing workshops/retreats

Ladder Writers  

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

Literary site for Birmingham and West Midlands

Nice Stories
Post, receive feedback

Short Story Radio
Broadcasts short stories on the web; free online magazine; competitions

the campaign to celebrate the short story

Post, receive feedback, buy and sell work

Unheard Words
Site for innovative fiction

online creative writing and poetry community

services to writers (critiquing, editing etc); business services; competitions; book sales & marketing. Membership £25 per annum.

creative writing community, publishing and paying for short stories, poems, articles.

Writer Beware  
Warnings about the Schemes, Scams and Pitfalls that threaten Writers



Competition Sites

Creative Competitor
runs own competitions for writers, artists, photographers, designers worldwide

Leaf Books
runs competitions: short stories, poetry, non-fiction

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
 writing competition listings

of short story competitions - world wide.

Writing Contests
list of contests - mostly USA





Alma Books

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

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

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

Pewter Rose Press

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


Wild Wolf Publishing

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:





Andrea's Ramblings

Christine Coleman

 e-griff      (John Griffiths) 

 Jo's Site  (Hazy)

Katseyeview (Kim Schroeder)

Romany's Ramblings    (Romany/S P Oldham)

And the Stars Won't Mind   (Shackleton/Michael James Treacy)

 The Apocalypse Hotel      (Sunken)

 David Gardiner's Home Page      (Sirat)

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

 Wazzock's End     (Roy Bateman)

Nick Fletcher 
Contains useful tips on novel writing and getting published

Lies, Ink (Dan Purdue)
Blog, plus short story competition listings

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