Useful Links

We've listed below a selection of resources that we think could be helpful to you as you develop your writing. There are so many sites that we aren't able list them all. However, if you think we've missed a great writer's resource off this list, please contact us and let us know.

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Flash is a biannual literary magazine, publishing quality stories and reviews of up to 360 words. 
Flash aims to include stories told from all angles and by writers hailing from all points of the compass.

The Poetry Kit The Poetry Kit is a World Wide Web magazine providing a single source of information and discussion on the craft of writing poetry. It was recently voted Poetry Superhighway best Online poetry resource of 2001. It provides comprehensive events listings, recommended reading of the 'How-to..' type, competitions, courses and schools, readings, festivals, magazines, workshops, bookshop, links to other poetry sites on the Internet.

The Poetry Society The Poetry Society exists to help poets and poetry thrive in Britain today. Established in 1909, and now one of Britain's most dynamic arts organisations, the Poetry Society is a membership organisation open to all.

International Welsh Poetry Competition
The annual Welsh Poetry Competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in Welsh literature and offers the biggest prizes for previously unpublished poems.
www.welshpoetry.co.uk

Writers Groups Details of hundreds of writers circles in the UK.

Writers Reign WritersReign is a stress-free zone for the aspiring writer looking for practical help to improve their writing and see it published. Articles, eBooks, links, resources, book reviews.

Writing Classes Online creative writing school offering courses for all levels. Small groups, weekly writing exercises and downloadable notes. Communicate with your peers and tutor through a simple to use and secure conferencing program. Receive weekly peer reviews and tutor comments

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The day I got the email to say I had received a Highly Commended Prize for my poem from the Bridport Arts Centre was like finding the caramel sweet in the box of Cadbury’s Roses, after years of getting the slightly yucky orange, strawberry and coffee ones.

We decided to make hay while the sun shone and make the journey from Ireland to attend the prize-giving, we packed up Granny, 3 year old and husband and hit the sky and road early on the day of the big event. We were all so delighted we did, the lunch and presentations were just lovely, we were made to feel so welcome. It was a real treat to hear the judges and prizewinners speak and read from their work, forget the Roses we were having fancy posh chocolate now.

Maresa Sheehan, (Ireland) Highly Commended, poetry competition 2017

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