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Useful links for writers

Links to websites that may be useful for writers.


Apples and Snakes is England's leading organisation for performance poetry.

Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery. Funding for writers is available through the grants for the arts scheme.

artsderbyshire is a quick and easy way to find out about Derbyshire’s vibrant arts scene.

BBC writersroom has useful writing tips and opportunities for writers interested in developing work for BBC film, TV and radio – for drama, comedy, and children’s programmes.

Our library service has information about a wide range of resources available through the library service including access to online information and the library catalogue.

Lapidus promotes the benefits of writing for personal development, health and well-being.

NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) is an organisation supporting the development of creative writing of all genres and in all educational and community settings throughout the UK.

The National Association of Writers' Groups has information and advice for writers' groups, including a searchable directory of groups.

The Poetry Archive is the world’s premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work.

The Poetry Society promotes the enjoyment of poetry and provides a range of information and resources.

The Society of Authors protects the interests and the rights of authors.

WritersServices provides a information resources and advice for writers.

Writing East Midlands is the writing development agency for the East Midlands region.

Voluntary Arts Network provides information and training to people in the voluntary arts sector, or people that run their own group.  The website lists jobs, opportunities and training and has a resource library with useful briefing sheets on a wide range of topics.