Useful Web Links

The Arts Council and TLC’s Regional Writing Partners

Additional Partners

Literature Development Agencies

  • DYSPLA (Sunday Surgery Scripts – development workshops for new drama scripts)
  • The Word Factory (Workshops and masterclasses for short story writing)
  • Megaphone Write (Making minority voices heard in British children’s literature)
  • Opus Independents (Not-For-Profit, Independent Organisation, working in the arts, etc)
  • The Arts Projects (Online platform for poets and spoken word artists)
  • Short Stops (Dedicating to showcasing short stories in the UK and Ireland)

Live Literature

  • Apples and Snakes  – “England’s leading organisation for poetry and spoken word”
  • Word Poetry – (Longest running poetry and spoken word night in the Midlands)
  • Cafe Writers – (Monthly readings of poetry and prose, with open mic slots)
  • A Word In Your Ear – (Themed bi-monthly readings from writers and performers)
  • Grit Lit – (Literary night that focuses on writing and author with some edginess)
  • Stokes Croft Writers – (Storytelling night showcasing talent from Bristol and beyond)
  • Flashers Club – (Quarterly flash fiction open mic night, all writers welcome)
  • Tell Tales – (Bi-monthly open mic readings; poems, short stories, novel extracts)
  • Liars League – (Monthly live fiction night of stories from around the world)
  • Ark Short Stories – (Immersive live performances of themed stories)
  • Writers Hub – (Live reading event showcasing new writers)


  • Butcher’s Dog Magazine – (A bi-annual poetry magazine from North East England)
  • Ambit Magazine – (Quarterly literary and art magazine publish poetry, prose and art)
  • Ink, Sweat and Tears – (UK webzine publishing poetry, prose, word and image pieces)
  • Poetry Wales – (A tri-annual magazine, includes poems, features, reviews from Wales etc)
  • New Welsh Review – (Wales’ foremost literary magazine in English, new fiction, poetry etc)
  • Wasafiri – (Diverse range of voices from across the UK and beyond)
  • South Bank Poetry  – (Publishes the UK’s leading urban poetry magazine)