Literature organisations

Literature organisations

Regional literature development agencies (England)

LITERATURE WORKS (South West) 

NEW WRITING NORTH 

NEW WRITING SOUTH (South East)

SPREAD THE WORD (London)

WRITING EAST MIDLANDS

WRITING WEST MIDLANDS

National literature development agencies

BRITISH COUNCIL (Literature)

CREATIVE SCOTLAND (Literature)

LITERATURE WALES

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE

SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST  Charity with resources and opportunities for writers

WELSH BOOK COUNCIL  Focus for the publishing industry in Wales

Other organisations

ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS  Non-profit professional association for authors who self-publish

APPLES AND SNAKES  Raising the profile of spoken word and poetry

BBC WRITERS ROOM  Working with new and experienced writers in drama, comedy, CBBC, CBeebies, radio and online

COMMONWORD (North West)  Writer development organisation

CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION  Networking for British crime writers

FREE WORD  Exploring the political and cultural power of words

HISTORICAL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION  Social support, opportunities and networking for anyone involved in historical writing

ICORN (International Cities of Refuge Network)  Independent organisation of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk

KING'S LYNN LITERATURE FESTIVALS  Presenting some of the best contemporary writers 

LAPIDUS  Networking and information for people interested in writing for wellbeing

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS IN EDUCATION  Supporting the development of creative writing in all educational and community settings

NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS  Voice for journalists and journalism in the UK

SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS AND JOURNALISTS  Encouraging literary achievement of women writers

Manuscript assessment and editorial advice

THE LITERARY CONSULTANCY 

THE SOCIETY FOR EDITORS AND PROOFREADERS 

Professional development

ARVON
Courses and grants for writers

THE WRITERS’ COMPASS (National Association of Writers in Education) 

WRITERS' SERVICES  Services and free information for writers

Education 

FIRST STORY  Development and training of both young and experienced writers

MINISTRY OF STORIES  Writing and mentoring space for young people aged 8-18

THE READING AGENCY  Charity inspiring people to read more and share their enjoyment of reading with others

TELLING TALES  Creative writing courses for adults and children in Norfolk

Coaching and Mentoring

GOLD DUST 

HEIDI WILLIAMSON   

Funding

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND  There are many funding options available - search using their funding finder

THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS  The Society of Authors administers a number of grants for writers, to help fund works in progress and support authors in financial difficulty

ROYAL LITERARY FUND  UK charity providing grants and pensions to writers in financial difficulty

UNBOUND  Crowdfunding for writers

Authors’ rights and interests

AUTHORS’ LICENSING AND COLLECTING SOCIETY  UK royalty collection and distribution organisation

ENGLISH PEN  Defends and promotes freedom of expression and to remove barriers to literature

THE SOCIETY OF AUTHORS  Protecting the rights and furthering the interests of authors. Prizes for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translation and drama

THE WRITERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN  Trade union representing professional writers

Literary translation

THE BANIPAL TRUST FOR ARAB LITERATURE  Supports and celebrates the publication of Arab authors in English translation

BRITISH CENTRE FOR LITERARY TRANSLATION  Britain’s leading centre for the development, promotion and support of literary translation; part of the UEA and collaboration with Writers’ Centre Norwich

BRITISH COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION  Promoting the scholarly study of literature, across languages and borders, national or other

EDUCATIONAL, AUDIOVISUAL AND CULTURE EXECUTIVE AGENCY (Creative Europe)  Increasing translation, promotion and readership of high quality European literature

EMERGING TRANSLATORS NETWORK  Forum and support network for early-career translators working primarily in English

INBOX TRANSLATION  London-based translation agency 

LITERATURE ACROSS FRONTIERS  European platform for literary exchange

MODERN POETRY IN TRANSLATION  Magazine founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort promoting and showcasing poetry translation

SELTA (Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association)  Professional association, information exchange and register of translators

TRANSLATION AND LITERATURE  Scholarly journal focusing on English literature in its foreign relations

TRANSLATION JOURNAL  Digital online journal for translators, interpreters, and interested friends of the industry

Small publishers we support

AND OTHER STORIES 

CARCANET 

PEEPAL TREE PRESS  International writing from the Caribbean, its disporas and the UK

PENNED IN THE MARGINS  Creates publications and performances for people who are not afraid to take risks

WASAFIRI  Magazine mapping new landscapes in international literature