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Spread the Word

The Albany, Douglas Way
London SE8 4AG
Phone: 020 8692 0231 (ext 248 & 249)

Busy Bee's

Writing the Future: Black and Asian Authors and Publishers in the UK Marketplace

A Spread the Word commissioned report reveals the UK publishing industry is not reflecting the UK's cultural diversity

Win Tickets to The Red Chair

Stratford Circus Arts Centre 24 - 26 April

'Curious Hands - 24 Hours in Soho'

Coming soon - Cityread London Young Writer in Residence Sarah Perry's poetry collection and accompanying podcasts.

We're looking for a new Director

After three and a half years of amazing work, Sue Lawther will step down as Director of Spread the Word on 30th June 2015. She is leaving to pursue other creative interests.

Flight 1000 Associates Scheme

Supporting diverse writers to get work in the publishing industry

What skills do you need to write interactive games?

Connecting Stories: Entrepreneurial Partnerships between New and Traditional Forms of Writing by Luke Kelly

Writers in Residence at Knole House 2015

Three London writers to take part in community writing workshops

Keeping The Pages Turning

Hunt down the DNA fingerprint of great Crime Fiction, with “Ireland’s answer to Ruth Rendell" Claire McGowan

STW's Paul Sherreard delivers workshop at RLH school rooms

Continuing our work with the pediatric units

2014 - 15 season of masterclasses, workshops and events for writers is now on sale

From crime fiction to poetry to writing from real life, we have something to help you improve your writing. Katy Massey, Katy Darby and Claire McGowan are just some of the inspirational writers waiting to work with you...

We interview Ruby Cowling

Winner of London Short Story Prize 2014

Aisling Fahey - Young Poet Laureate for London

Lemn Sissay introduces the New Young Poet Laureate for London on National Poetry Day


Grants for the Arts advice from Gemma Seltzer of Arts Council England

Spread the Word Info Sheets - Professional Development

Downloadable docs on a variety of topics useful to writers. These ones are all about your writing career.