Literary Organisations

photo © Janet Lackey , 2013

Find your nearest literary organisation, with our list of useful websites.


Academi the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society for Authors

Amnesty International

Artifice – an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms

Arvon Foundation

Asian-Pacific Writing Partnership

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Association of Writers and Writers’ Programs

Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS)

Association of Christian Writers

The Australian Society of Authors

Australian Writers’ Guild


The British Council

Canadian Authors Association

English PEN

Flannery O’Connor Society

Frank O’Connor Research Website (University College Cork)

Hampshire Writers’ Society

The Hemingway Society

Historical Novel Society

International PEN

International Raymond Carver Society

Irish Writers’ Centre

Lancashire Writing Hub

National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE)

NAWE Postgraduate Forum

National Association of Writers’ Groups 

New Media Writing Forum

New Writing North

New Writing South

New Zealand Society of Authors

New Zealand Writers Guild

The Reader

Royal Society of Literature (readings by and workshops with well-known writers)

Set in Modern (UK)

Society of Authors (UK)

Society of Women Writers and Journalists

South African Writers’ Circle

The Story House, Ireland

Surrey Storytellers Guild

They Eat Culture

26 an association and group for writers, editors and language consultants

WEAA database for those looking for creative writing courses.

Western Literature Association

Winning Writers

Writers’ Village an organisation offering a free masterclass in story contest success


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