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Arts Council England

14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ
0845 300 6200
0161 934 4426

Association of Authors Agents (AAA)

10 Iron Bridge House, Bridge Aproach, London, NW1 8BD
020 7722 7674
020 7836 9541

Arvon Foundation

Runs poetry-writing courses throughout the year at Arvon National (London), The Hurst (Shropshire), Lumb Bank (Yorkshire), Totleigh Barton (Devon) and Moniack Mhor (Scotland).

Tel: 020 7324 2554

Association of Christian Writers

23 Moorend Lane, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3BQ

Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)

Represents the interests of all UK writers and safeguards their intellectual property rights.

The Writers’ House, 13 Haydon Street, London, EC3N 1DB
020 7264 5700
020 7264 5755


The Bookseller

Leading business magazine for the book industry.

Crowne House, 56-58 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN
020 3358 0360
020 7420 6103

Booksellers Association (BA) of the United Kingdom & Ireland

Minster House, 72 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BA
020 7802 0802
020 7802 0803


Independent reading and writing charity.

45 East Hill, London, SW18 2QZ
020 8516 2988
020 8516 2978

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) is the voice for music writers.

2nd floor, British Music House, 26 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR

020 7636 2929
020 7636 2212

British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT)

Britain’s leading centre for the development, promotion and support of literary translation and contemporary writing from around the world.

British Centre for Literary Translation
School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ

Tel +44 (0)1603 592785
Fax +44 (0)1603 592737

The British Library

96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
020 7412 7332
020 7412 7340


Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Formerly the Library Association. Leading voice for information, library and knowledge practitioners, working to advocate strongly, provide unity through shared values and develop skills and excellence.

7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE
020 7255 0500
020 7255 0501

Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)

90 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4LP
020 7631 5555
020 7631 5500

Crime Writers’ Association (CWA)

PO Box 3408, Norwich, NR3 3WE








Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators

Professional body representing information development professionals.

Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ
020 8253 4506
020 8253 4510

Institute of Translating and Interpreting (ITI)

Professional association of translators and interpreters.

Milton Keynes Business Centre, Foxhunter Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, MK14 6GD

Tel. +44 (0) 1908 325250 Email:

Intellectual Property Office

Official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom.

Intellectual Property Office, Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, South Wales, NP10 8QQ, United Kingdom
Tel: 0300 300 2000

ISBN, SAN, and DOI Agencies

3rd Floor, Midas House, 62 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6LQ
0870 777 8712
0870 777 8714




London Library

Largest independent lending library in the world.

14 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LG
020 7930 7705
020 7766 4766



National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

Trade union for working journalists.

Headland House, 308-312 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
Tel: 020 7843 3705
Fax: 020 7837 8143



Poetry Book Society

Founded by T S Eliot and friends in 1953, the Poetry Book Society is a poetry society, providing information, guidance and discounts on contemporary poetry for a wide-ranging community of readers. The PBS is the biggest dedicated poetry bookseller in the UK.

Poetry Book Society, The Dutch House, 307-308 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7LL
+44 (0)207 831 7468
+44 (0)207 831 6967

Poetry Society

Founded in 1909 to ‘promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”, it has since grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has nearly 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, Poetry Review.

22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX
020 7420 9880
020 7420 4818

Public Lending Right (PLR)

PLR Office, Richard House, Sorbonne Close, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6DA
01642 604 699
01642 615 641

Publishers Association (PA)

A trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK.

29b Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BH
020 7691 9191
020 7691 9199



Romantic Novelists’ Association

Royal Literary Fund (RLF)

British benevolent fund for professional published authors.

The Fellowship Office, The Royal Literary Fund, 3 Johnson’s Court, off Fleet Street, London, EC4A 3EA

Tel: 020 7353 7160



Society of Authors

Represents professional writers.

The Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SB

Tel. 020 7373 6642


Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)

A professional organisation for editors and proofreaders.

Society for Editors and Proofreaders, Apsley House, 176 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 2SH

Tel: 020 8785 6155


Society of Editors

University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RU
01223 304080
01223 304090

Society of Indexers

Founded in 1957, the Society of Indexers is the only autonomous professional body for indexers in the UK and Ireland.
Society of Indexers, Woodbourn Business Centre, 10 Jessell Street, Sheffield, S9 3HY
0114 244 9561
0114 244 9563





WATCH (Writers, Artists and Their Copyright Holders)

A database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.

Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (incorporating the Theatre Writers’ Union)

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is the writers’ trade union, affiliated to the TUC. Supports writers across media including books, film, online, radio, theatre, TV and videogames. Campaigns for writers and negotiates agreements to secure the best possible pay and conditions.

40 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RX
020 7833 0777
020 7833 4777




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