Where new writing finds its voice

Useful Links

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Blogs

Amazing Grace
'Tell me a story...'

A pint for the ghost
Haunted poems and stories coming to an odd location near you later this year...

Arlene Ang
Journal writing and other ways to talk to myself

Baroque in Hackney
Poetry, criticism and comment

The Roving Editor
Nosing out the best new writing on the net

Untitled Books
Stories, articles, recommendations and beautiful books from extraordinary writers.

Women Rule Writer
Short story fan

Events & Festivals

Literary Death Match
Literary Death Match is a reading series hosted by Opium Magazine

London Word Festival
An annual celebration of words, text and language

Magazines

Aesthetica
A cultural arts magazine covering writing, art, film, music, theatre and much more.

Ambit
The magazine that thinks it's a book

BAD IDEA
Innovation in Action

fourthirtythree
A new audio magazine

Granta
The magazine of new writing

Mslexia
For women who write

Popshot Magazine
The Poetry & Illustration Magazine

The Paris Review

Stingray Magazine
Adventures in small print

Publishers

Diiarts
Independent publisher dedicated to the work of outstanding new writers

Donut Press
Independent poetry publisher, founded in 2001

Egg Box Publishing
Poetry publisher based in Norwich, Norfolk

Nasty Little Press
New work from poets best known for their live performances

Penned in the Margins
Top-quality live literature, poetry and spoken word on page and stage

Picador
Founded 1972

Quartet Books
"Independent publishing at its finest"

Resources

Culture Wars
The reviews website of the Institute of Ideas

EssentialWriters.com
for all kinds of writers, by all kinds of writers

Spread the Word
Inspiring London's Writers

The London Library
The world's largest independent lending library

The Writers' Workshop
A literary consultancy offering honest, professional advice on manuscripts of all kinds.

Other

Chewing Gum Records
New Wave / Rock / Indie

Gift Horse
Acoustic / Soundtracks / Film music / Folk

Schmooze & Booze
A regular networking event for young journalists and other media workers

Upstream Ltd
A print and design co-operative, which specialises in environmentally friendly printing