Whether you’re a published writer or just taking your tentative first steps, New Writing South is here to support you
Support for writers
Find out how we can support you via personal mentoring, 1–1 Writers’ Surgeries, and manuscript reads. Due to the impact of Covid-19, sessions will take place via Zoom, email or other online platform.
A personal mentor offers expertise and experience to emerging writers looking to take their work to a higher level or during a time of growth in your career. One of our team will work with you to help you find exactly the right mentor for you and you will be fully supported by New Writing South throughout.Find out more about Mentoring
1–1 Writers’ Surgeries
Our 1 – 1 Writers’ Surgeries are a professional development service that helps you to look at where you are, define your goals, and plan a route to fulfilling them. It’s like a 1 – 1 sat nav for writers. We are able to offer 1 – 1 Writers’ Surgeries at a greatly reduced cost during the coronavirus lockdown period.More info
Writers normally only get one shot at attracting the attention of a company or producer, so it’s essential that your script is as good as it can possibly be. Our competitive script reading service provides an opportunity to get professional and objective feedback on your script prior to sending it out into the world.More info
Be part of a community
Writing can be a lonely business. Join our lively community of writers and find the support, guidance and training you need.
TLC Free Reads
Writers on low incomes can get access to a professional critique from the UK’s leading literary agency, The Literary Consultancy – an invaluable opportunity in your creative journeyMore info
28 July 2021 - 18 August 2021Writer and editor Robin Pridy is leading a 4-week writing course this summer, as well as a series of one-off writing workshops. Booking is now open to both, with details beneath and also on Eventbrite. AWAY WITH WORDS WRITING COURSE WED EVES – 28 JULY, 4/11/18 AUG 7–8.30PM Have a little ‘holiday’ close […]
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Catch up on High Street Tales
High Street Tales – Stories Capturing the Everyday Magic of High Streets
From hidden histories to local urban legends, eight contemporary writers across England have worked with their local communities to explore the everyday magic of high streets.
Seven new short stories, or ‘High Street Tales’, are available as an ebook. The eight writers have also narrated their stories for a ‘High Street Tales’ podcast series. Download the eBook from the Historic England website and listen to the podcast beneath.