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Writers' Organisations

Organisations which help Writers

International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers

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United States

The International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW teaches a combination of soul and craft through Conscious Writing which opens the way for writers to discover their authentic voice - on the page and in the world.  Read more

Royal Society of Literature

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United Kingdom

This British site may seem rather formal (stated aim ‘to sustain and encourage all that is perceived as best whether traditional or experimental in English letters, and to strive for a Catholic appreciation of literature’), but has a lively series of lectures and discussions involving distinguished authors. Also administers literary prizes. http://www.rslit.org/index1.html

Academy of American Poets

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The website of the wonderful Academy, which was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Any poet or poetry lover would find it worth a visit.

Historical Writers' Association

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Novelist Manda Scott has recently formed the Historical Writers' Association as a forum for writers and to promote the genre. The internet-based group already boasts around 100 members including authors, agents and editors, is open to writers of historical fiction and non-fiction.

Society for Technical Communication

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United States

Individual membership organisation (25,000 members - the largest of its kind in the world) which is for anyone who is involved in making technical information available, i.e. technical writers and editors, content developers, academics etc. www.stc.org

The Hong Kong Writers' Circle

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Lively and attractive site for active group which runs a magazine and newsletter, as well as courses for writers.

The Society of Authors

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United Kingdom

The British authors’ organization, with a membership of over 7,000 writers. Membership is open to those who have had a book published, or who have an offer to publish (without subsidy by the author).  Read more

Horror Writers’ Association

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Lively and active worldwide organisation for writers of Horror and Dark Fantasy. Unpublished writers admitted as affiliates.  Newsletter, networking and the annual Bram Stoker awards.

Society of Women Writers and Journalists

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United Kingdom

Set up for the encouragement of literary achievement, the upholding of standards and social contact, this, the oldest society for women writers, has regular meetings in London. www.swwj.co.uk

Crime Writers' Association

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A networking society for some 400 British crime writers (widely defined) and links to their sites. Membership for published writers only, but award a Debut Dagger for the best unpublished crime novel. Some articles from their magazine Red Herrings are posted on the site and there are links to many individual crime writers' websites.

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