Useful Links


Literary Magazines

Brittle Star- renowned for supporting writers early in their careers and championing new voices.
Mslexia - a magazine for female writers, includes useful and thought-provoking articles as well as showcasing new creative work.
New Walk Magazine - beautifully presented international journal for poetry and the arts, published twice a year.
Poetry London - not only a fantastic journal publishing leading voices in poetry today, Poetry London is also an arts charity and runs fantastic events and workshops to support new writers.
Rattle - a creative and innovative magazine; I know when it comes through the door I'll be in for a treat. There are also great resources for writers on their website.
The Cannon's Mouth - the journal of the Cannon Poets, based in the Midlands.
The Dawn Treader - produced by published Indigo Dreams, this magazine focusses on environmental and mystical subjects and the reimagining of myth and legend.
The Literateur - stylish online magazine, presents the writing beautifully and perfect for a little literary hit on your phone in down time.
The London Magazine - the UK's oldest literary periodical with a rich history which it honours by continuing to publish interesting and fresh voices within poetry.
The Poetry Review - the journal of The Poetry Society.
The Rialto - one of my favourite magazines, publishing thought provoking and moving work and produced by a team clearly passionate about the practice of poetry.

Organisations and Events

The Arvon Foundation - run very inspiring writing retreats and workshops, led by talented writers in a range of genres. It's not hyperbole to say that their courses can be life changing.
The Poetry Society - the best place to find out the latest news in poetry, organisers of the National Poetry Competition.
Winchester Poetry Festival - a three day festival which includes readings, discussion and practical workshops.

Writing Blogs

Joe Hill's Thrills - this tumblr from writer Joe Hill shares his thoughts and inspirations and offers a window into a very creative mind.
Terrible Minds - a very engaging blog by writer Chuck Wendig. Most definitely NSFW, his straight talking style is both practical and motivational.
The Bell Jar - this blog from poet Jo Bell is interesting and demystifies a lot about the life of a poet and poetry.
The Literary Pig - Author Tracy Fells shares the ups and downs of the life of a writer, including new discoveries and the lessons every writer keeps on learning throughout their career.

I'm always looking for new things to learn and new voices in writing, so if you have any recommendations or suggestions for links you feel should be included, drop me a line via the contact form and I'll check it out.