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Related Arts Organisations in Wales

The Academi represents the interests of Welsh writers (poets, novelists, fictioneers, storytellers, dramatists, critics) and Welsh writing both inside Wales and beyond. It works in partnership with Tŷ Newydd, the Cricieth-based residential writers' centre and with the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea. Its website has lots of useful information for writers including information on events, bursaries and writing competitions: www.academi.org; www.tynewydd.org; Dylan Thomas Centre
The Welsh Books Council is a national body, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, which provides a focus for the publishing industry in Wales. It provides a number of specialist services (in the fields of editing, design, marketing and distribution) with a view to improving standards of book production and publication in both Welsh and English: www.cllc.org.uk
Welsh Literature Abroad works to facilitate the translation of Wales' literature. Translation grants are available to publishers and they participate in international book fairs, and work with translators, publishers and festivals abroad to promote the literature and writers of Wales internationally: www.welshlitabroad.org
The Arts Council of Wales is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales (excluding literature - see Academi above). It does include some publishers on its searchable on-line database: www.artswales.org.uk

Other Women's Presses in UK and Ireland

Virago Press established in 1973 is the largest women's imprint in the world and has made commercial success of publishing books of quality and originality: www.virago.co.uk
The Women's Press established in 1978, is dedicated to publishing incisive feminist fiction and non-fiction by outstanding women writers from all round the world: www.the-womens-press.com

Other Welsh Presses

Accent Press founded in 2003 and based in Pembrokeshire: www.accentpress.co.uk
Gomer is Wales' largest independent publisher, publishing 120 new titles annually, in both Welsh and English: www.gomer.co.uk
Parthian, is an independent publisher of fiction, poetry and drama: www.parthianbooks.co.uk
Seren is an independent literary publisher specialising in English-language writing from Wales and publishing poetry, fiction, biography, art, politics, criticism, drama and general interest titles: www.seren-books.com
University of Wales Press, wholly owned by the University of Wales, publishes titles in four major subject areas: History, Political philosophy and religious studies, European studies, Welsh and Celtic studies: www.uwp.co.uk
Y Lolfa, an independent publisher and printer in mid-Wales, publishes a broad range of titles, mainly in Welsh: www.ylolfa.com
Publishers in South Wales are listed in the South Wales Index.

Writing Magazines - Women's, Welsh, Irish

Chroma is a queer literary and arts journal promoting edgy, lyrical and challenging prose, poetry and artwork by lesbian, gay, bi and trans writers and artists: www.chromajournal.co.uk
Mslexia is a women's writing magazine which aims to provide information, guidance and inspiration for published and unpublished authors, and improve the quality and standing of women's literature: www.mslexia.co.uk
Quality Women's Fiction is an international bi-annual magazine based in the USA which only publishes stories by women, about women: www.allwriters.org/qwf.asp
Scarlet is an erotic magazine for women which accepts erotic firctional and real-life stories:www.scarletmagazine.co.uk

A470 is Academi's bimonthly bilingual literature magazine working to keep you in touch with literature in Wales:www.academi.org/a470_e
e-bych is a Welsh/English literary magazine for short stories, novels and poetry, with writing competitions, cartoons etc and opportunities for writers and critics to voice their opinions on Wales and its literature: www.e-bych.com
New Welsh Review focusses on Welsh writing in English and casts a challenging, exuberant eye over the literary scene in Wales. Each issue includes literary criticism, fiction, poetry and book reviews, theatre, performance, film and art: www.newwelshreview.com
Planet is a bi-monthly magazine covering the arts, culture and politics in Wales and beyond. Several poems and one short story are published in every issue of the magazine: www.planetmagazine.org.uk
Poetry Wales, published by Seren, is a quarterly magazine showcasing the best in new poetry from around the world and, of course, from Wales: www.seren-books.com/poetry-wales

Stinging Fly Magazine, established in 1997 and publishing three issues every year, seeks out, publishes and promotes the very best new Irish and international writing with a particular interest in encouraging new writers, and in promoting the short story form:www.stingingfly.org

Creative Writing Courses

Arvon Foundation offers highly regarded residential creative writing courses led by established authors: www.arvonfoundation.org
Tŷ Newydd is the National Writer's Centre for Wales based at Cricieth. It offers highly respected residential writing courses for all kinds of writers from the beginner to the specialist: www.tynewydd.org

Creative Writing Networks & Organisations

Creative Women's Network is a website for creative women in business. It allows free advertising and networking and includes poetry pages, articles and space to put up your own profile: www.creativewomensnetwork.co.uk
Literature Training, established in 2001, is an on-line provider of information on training, events and job opportunities for writers. Updated daily.
The Society of Women Writers and Journalists is a membership organisation which encourages literary achievement, upholds professional standards, and facilitates social contact with fellow writers and others in the field, including editors, publishers, broadcasters, and agents: www.swwj.co.uk
Women in Publishing works to promote the status of women working in publishing and related trades by helping them to develop their careers: www.wipub.org.uk
Women Writer's Network is a networking group for professional women writers with monthly meetings in London: www.womenwriters.org.uk
WordzWorkWales aims to inspire and support writers in Wales, creatively, professionally, academically, in personal development and in business: www.wordzworkwales.biz
WriteWords is a writers' website offering support, advice, interviews and articles from top writing names, as well as inside info on the latest writing jobs, opportunities, competitions and news: www.writewords.org.uk

Book Groups

Trade Unions

The Writer's Guild of Great Britain is the trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film and video games and is the recognised body for negotiating minimum terms and practice agreements for writers: www.writersguild.org.uk

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