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UK Arts Organisations

National Literacy Trust

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United Kingdom

UK-based organisation which has campaigned since 1993 to improve literacy standards across all age groups. Excellent research information and details of the many initiatives the charity is currently involved in. www.literacytrust.org.uk.  Read more

The Poetry Society

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United Kingdom

Lively and well-presented UK site supporting poetry with 4,000 members internationally and some thoughtful content. www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Scottish Arts Council

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United Kingdom

Government body for funding the arts in Scotland. Their well-organized site offers a mass of information about the arts in Scotland, including writers’ bursaries, fellowships and translation fellowships. There are also lists of literary awards and literary magazines. Their site at www.scottisharts.org.uk is well worth visiting.

The Arts Council of Wales

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United Kingdom

Supports literary magazines and provides writers’ bursaries, with particular support for children’s literature. http://www.artswales.org

Society for Editors and Proofreaders

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United Kingdom

UK organisation which represents staff and freelance editors and proofreaders through focusing on maintaining high professional standards and running well-regarded training courses. http://www.sfep.org.uk

Society of Indexers

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United Kingdom

British professional body representing indexers. The site at http://www.indexers.org.uk gives useful FAQs about indexing and a professionally-respected course.

Artsonline

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United Kingdom

Newly updated website providing news and events about UK arts. www.artsonline.com

Writers, Artists & their Copyright (WATCH)

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United Kingdom

Useful site which offers facility to search for copyright holders or contacts for authors and artists whose archives are in libraries and archives in North America and the UK. www.watch-file.com

Book Trust

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United Kingdom

At www.booktrust.org.uk a UK organisation which promotes books, supports writers groups, awards literary prizes and offers factsheets on Getting Published and Tracing Copyright, and a directory of UK publishers. Also free information service about books, authors and publishers. Phone mornings 020 8516 2977.

Welsh Books Council

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United Kingdom

Supports Welsh writing and literature. Their editorial department provides Welsh writers and writers in Welsh with advice on how to get their manuscripts published. When last visited there was little to see, as the site was in the process of being rebuilt. http://www.aber.ac.uk/~wbcwww

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