Local Links

Groups and organisations we like in or near Hastings:

The East Sussex Library Service

 Hastings On-line Times

Hastings Voluntary Action

Hastings Arts Forum


Writers’ Links

Courses  for creative writers:

Bexhill College run short courses locally

The University of Brighton run a ten-week course in Creative Writing

Canterbury Christ Church University run an MA in Creative Writing

The Writers’ Place Brighton runs a variety of events and courses

New Writing South is our regional writing hub. It has an off-shoot in Rye

The Arvon Foundation run residential courses

College of Media and Publishing courses

National Creative Writing organisations, magazines etc.

National Association of Writers’ Groups (NAWG) run competitions, events etc.

Writers On-Line is the internet version of Writing Magazine.  See also Writers’ Forum

Myslexia is a magazine for Women Writers

Booktrust is a  national UK reading and writing charity

The Word Runs Through it is a new on-line writers’ forum set up by Tony Gutteridge of the Grace Dieu Writing Circle

The Bookseller is a key trade publication – sign up for their free email Newsletter

Chapter Checkers offers a free feedback service with a weekly 1000-word story competition

Creative Writing Resource Guide, where you can ‘find the tools, resources and opportunities to bring out your creative side as a writer.’

Writing Short Fiction,  which has advice, resources and questionnaires for established and aspiring short story writers.


Children’s Novel Competition 2016
Entry fee £25      1st prize £5000
Closing date: 19 September 2016

National Poetry Competition
1st prize £5000
Closing date: 31 October 2016




Websites listing Competitions

Short Stories

Poetry Library Southbank Centre

Prize Magic Poetry Competitions






New Competitions