This section includes links to useful resources and organisations.

Online / websites / campaigns

BBC writersroom – information and guidelines on writing for the BBC, including radio drama and radio sitcom, plus writing tips for different genres

Writing drama or comedy for BBC Radio 4 – guidelines and checklists for writers, plus information on the BBC commissioning process (follow links at the bottom of the page)

BBC RaW (Reading and Writing) – skills for everyday life, especially RaW words – story writing

Exciting Writing teaching resources – a comprehensive series of online tutorials from Exciting Writing. The radio tutorial was developed in partnership with Women’s Radio Group

Hello campaign – making communication for all children and young people a priority in homes and schools across the country during 2011 (the national year of communication)

Story – campaign to celebrate the short story, run by Booktrust

WritingRaw – weekly online literary magazine dedicated to new and emerging writers – useful information and links

Organisations, publications and specialist libraries

Actors and Writers London – professional play-reading forum for actors and writers

Apples and Snakes – performance poetry

Black Book Events – Writers Events

The Feminist Library

International PEN – events, networks and online resources

Litro Magazine – London-based print and online magazine

Mslexia – magazine and website

National Literacy Trust

Penned in the Margins

Poetry London – magazine and website

The Poetry School – organises courses and workshops in London and beyond

Rich Mix – Bethnal Green

Spread the Word – events and resources for writers in London
   Click here for an interview with Spread the Word director, Emma Hewett
   (4′ 51″, MP3 – interviewer, Emma Hearn)

The Women’s Library

The Writer’s Compass from NAWE (the National Association of Writers in Education)

Children and young people / teachers

Inkhead – courses, competitions and other resources for teachers and children

Please let us know of other resources and organisations for writers which you think should be included here.