Links and Resources for Aspiring Writers

Links and Resources for Aspiring Writers

Don’t forget to enter any poems you write to Ledbury Poetry Competition:
https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/ledbury-poetry-competition/
Deadline – 5pm, 16 July 2020
Judge – the wonderful Liz Berry!

https://www.writingwestmidlands.org/
Most regions have a writer development agency. Ledbury’s is Writing West Midlands and they offer course, mentoring, opportunities.

The National Writers’ Centre has wonderful, free Writing Courses for Young People

https://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Society-of-Authors-Awards/Eric-Gregory
Many amazing poets, including Carol Ann Duffy and Alice Oswald, have received an Eric Gregory Award for writers under 30 years old. Definitely worth a look.

Young Poets Network is a treasure trove of resources from writing ideas to competitions, and you can sign up to a fortnightly newsletter

Beth Calverley, aka The Poetry Machine runs bespoke online poetry experiences, from commissions, workshops and one-to-ones

https://mslexia.co.uk/
Mslexia is a British magazine for women writers. Their free newsletter is worth subscribing to, with tips, competition deadlines, quirky writing prompts.

https://www.arvon.org/writers-hub/arvon1825/

Sign up to ‘Arvon 18 – 25′ and you receive half price on late availability places on their courses, plus news about other opportunities for young writers. Plus the Writers’ Hub on their website has various resources.

https://poetryschool.com/
Has an excellent blog. And 30% discount on their courses for those under 30.

https://thinkwritten.com/
Packed with ideas and resources.

Memorhyme is another site packed with resources, with a lockdown poetry and creative writing package, and specific resources for KS1 and 2.