W&A Community

The W&A Community contains a host of brilliant features: take part in discussions, join or start groups with like-minded writers, and share extracts of your work to receive objective feedback.

Community engagement also means reward points added to your profile, so expect us to be in regular contact to make you aware of exclusive discounts across W&A events, editing services, and more.

Finally, our free Writing Calendar gives you the chance to make all W&A Community members aware of a writing or publishing event you’re involved in.

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Connect with other users and benefit from the following:

  • Receive objective feedback on extracts of your work
  • Ask questions, offer insight and help others
  • Build a network of writers and/or illustrators you can call on
  • Earn discounts on events and services for regular Community interaction
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Form and join groups on W&A and benefit from the following:

  • Search for others at a similar stage of the writing process
  • Base groups around fiction/non-fiction genres you love
  • Find others inspired by particular writers, artists or creative movements
  • Start your own writing group with other members of the W&A community
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Popular discussions

Recently shared works

Anxiety
by S Ali
28th January 2021

Sitting silently in a room full of people, the indistinct sounds of conversation circling my head. I inhale,...

Moments
by S Ali
28th January 2021

I just can’t seem to comprehend what others observe, it is as though I am confined. Limited by my own finite...

Infatuated
by S Ali
28th January 2021

Her laugh echoes in my ears, drowning the voices in my head. She plays with my memories, rolling them as if...

Writing Calendar Competitions

Granta: Non-fiction, fiction and poetry submissions window

Granta is committed to championing new voices and is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Their next submissions window is 1 January until 31 January 2021.

Northern Writers Award

There are a number of available awards, which you can find listed on the Northern Writers Award site.

Penguin Michael Joseph Christmas Love Story Competition

Do you have an idea for a magical festive love story? Would you like the chance to write a bestselling novel?

Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Launched in 2016 in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize was established to celebrate and develop Life Writing in the UK.