Runs poetry-writing courses throughout the year at Arvon National (London), The Hurst (Shropshire), Lumb Bank (Yorkshire), Totleigh Barton (Devon) and Moniack Mhor (Scotland).
Leading business magazine for the book industry.
Independent reading and writing charity.
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
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
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.
PO Box 3408, Norwich, NR3 3WE
Professional body representing information development professionals.
Professional association of translators and interpreters.
Milton Keynes Business Centre, Foxhunter Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, MK14 6GD
Tel. +44 (0) 1908 325250 Email:
Official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom.
Largest independent lending library in the world.
Trade union for working journalists.
Fax: 020 7837 8143
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.
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.
A trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK.
The Fellowship Office, The Royal Literary Fund, 3 Johnson’s Court, off Fleet Street, London, EC4A 3EA
Tel: 020 7353 7160
Represents professional writers.
The Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SB
Tel. 020 7373 6642
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
A database of copyright contacts for writers, artists, and prominent figures in other creative fields.
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.