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Writers' Organisations

Organisations which help Writers

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.

Garden Writers’ Guild

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Society of British garden writers set up to improve the quality of gardening writing. Holds briefing days and has annual award scheme.

Screenwriters Online

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United States

Slick site which offers inside information through The Screenwriter’s Inside Report, a screenwriting competition and online masterclasses. Worth a look if you’re serious about writing for Hollywood. http://www.screenwriter.com/insider/news.html

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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United States

International organisation founded in Los Angeles in 1971 to act as network for exchange of knowledge on children's books.  18,000 members include writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, librarians etc. http://www.scbwi.org/  Read more

The Hong Kong Writers' Circle

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Lively and attractive site for active group which runs a magazine and newsletter, as well as courses for writers.

Society for Technical Communication

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United States

Individual membership organisation (25,000 members - the largest of its kind in the world) which is for anyone who is involved in making technical information available, i.e. technical writers and editors, content developers, academics etc. www.stc.org

Horror Writers’ Association

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Lively and active worldwide organisation for writers of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Unpublished writers admitted as affiliates.  Newsletter, networking and the annual Bram Stoker awards.

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