• Online resources for unpublished authors to show-case their work:
Free Membership Websites:
www.short-fiction.co.uk - Seeking short stories in many genres including fantasy, sci-fi, horror and erotic.
www.youwriteOn.com - Upload opening chapters of your novel. Random House Publishers will review the highest rated writers each month.
Paid Membership Websites:
New Writers South - Membership is open to everyone involved in creative writing in the South East, whether you are professional, emerging or aspiring. £25 unwaged, £40 waged.
www.writebuzz.com - £20 per quarter / £50 annual. For individual writers who wish to publish their work.
www.writewords.org.uk - Different levels of membership with varying perks, but to join as an on-line community member will cost £20 per year.
www.ukauthors.com - Join for £10 per year.
AGENCY INSPIRING CREATIVE WRITERS
New Writing South is the literature development agency for South East England, dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and connecting all kinds of excellent creative writers.
Their community of writers embraces those who are professional, mid-career, emerging or just starting out; and includes authors, playwrights, poets, radio dramatists, bloggers, screenwriters and more. They seek out talent, encourage ambition and support writers with workshops, feedback, mentoring schemes, bursaries, advice and networking opportunities to provide creative and career development, promotion and employment.
New Writing South work in schools, places of work and in all kinds of communities to inspire imaginations, encourage creative thinking and get both young people and adults writing with vigour and enthusiasm. They reach audiences in the South East of England with live literature events, debates, rehearsed readings, author events and their annual New Writing South lecture. For more information visit: www.newwritingsouth.com