selected links to writers' groups in the United Kingdom. National
groups are at the top. The rest are organized by location.
Association of Christian Writers - the ACW offers
"inspirational events, effective resources and professional
advice for writers who are Christians".
British Guild of Beer Writers - their goal is "to
improve the standards of beer writing and extend the public
knowledge of beer".
Guild of Travel Writers - Britain's premier association
of media professionals dedicated to travel. These include
writers, photographers, editors and broadcasters. Prospective
members must be vetted as bona fide media professionals to join.
British Haiku Society - founded in 1990, the society
appreciation and writing of haiku in the UK".
Society of Comedy Writers - is "is
pretty much what is says on the tin: a society of British
writers, mainly of comedy".
Institute of Journalists - founded in 1884, the
Institute is the oldest professional body for journalists in the
world. The Institute is both a professional society as well as a
Writers' Association - supporting, promoting and
celebrating the genre since 1953, the CWA sponsors the annual
- Guild of
Food Writers - is a professional association of food
writers and broadcasters in the UK. They organize discussions,
forums and comparative tastings as well as publish a newsletter.
Guild of Health Writers - the Guild is a non-profit
professional organization for health writers. They conduct
seminars and workshops, off networking opportunities and promote
accurate and informative health journalism.
Union of Journalists - a trade union that strives "to
improve the pay and conditions of our members and protect and
promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards"
Poetry Society - founded in 1909, The Poetry Society
promotes a greater appreciation of poetry and has over 4000
Novelists' Association - since 1960 the RNA has promoted
romantic fiction in Britain and currently has over 700 members.
They sponsor a variety of events including the annual Romantic
Novel of the Year Awards.
Society of Authors - this trade union for professional
writers advises on rights, fees and any other matter of interest
to writers. They also provide educational courses and awards.
They are manage the literary estates of several notable authors
including Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and E.M. Forster.
of Women Writers and Journalists - founded in 1894, the
SWWJ is the longest-established society for professional women
writers. The society offers workshops, organizes regional groups
and publishes an in-house magazine. Men welcomed as associate
Writers' Guild of Great Britain - the Guild is a "trade
union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry,
film, online and video games".