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Writers' Organisations

Organisations which help Writers

WriteMentor

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International organisation supporting the careers of both aspiring and published children's authors via mentoring, community platform, courses, awards, magazine, podcasts, and more.

International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers

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United States

The International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW teaches a combination of soul and craft through Conscious Writing which opens the way for writers to discover their authentic voice - on the page and in the world.  Read more

Royal Society of Literature

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United Kingdom

This British site may seem rather formal (stated aim ‘to sustain and encourage all that is perceived as best whether traditional or experimental in English letters, and to strive for a Catholic appreciation of literature’), but has a lively series of lectures and discussions involving distinguished authors. Also administers literary prizes. http://www.rslit.org/index1.html

Historical Writers' Association

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Novelist Manda Scott has recently formed the Historical Writers' Association as a forum for writers and to promote the genre. The internet-based group already boasts around 100 members including authors, agents and editors, is open to writers of historical fiction and non-fiction.

Academy of American Poets

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The website of the wonderful Academy, which was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Any poet or poetry lover would find it worth a visit.

National Association for Literature Development

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United Kingdom

The professional body for all those involved in developing writers, readers and literature audiences in the UK. The organisation focuses on professional development and training and supports individuals involved in literature development.There's a mass of other useful information on the site at www.nald.org

The Writers Guild of Great Britain

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United Kingdom

The UK writers’ trade union, which has fought to improve conditions for writers and to establish a minimum terms agreement with publishers. www.writersguild.org.uk/

The Authors’ Guild

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United States

The organisation representing American writers. As well as contract negotiation tips, this runs a news comment service and a popular column, Along Publishers Row and has recently added health insurance and customised websites for its author members.

National Union of Journalists

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United Kingdom

Represents British journalists and photographers. Has a useful list of links to media resources. http://media.gn.apc.org/

The site links to a NUJ freelance fees site

Writers' Union of Canada

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Canada

Association supporting Canadian writers. Membership fee but gives access to other Canadian writers and has manuscript evaluation service. www.writersunion.ca

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