the Word
We are London’s writer development agency.
We’re here to help London’s writers make their mark
on the page, the screen, the stage and in the world.
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Writers Network

Spread the Word’s Members scheme

The London Writers Network provides you with an
affordable community to explore and enhance your
writing career and develop the professional opportunities
you might need to make your writing career flourish.

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Create, write, connect

Keeping writing and creativity open and accessible to all during these unprecedented times. Support us, the writers we work with and the communities we engage by making a donation.

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Life Writing Prize

Our annual Life Writing Prize was established to celebrate and develop life writing from emerging writers across the UK.

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London Short
Story Prize

Our annual London Short Story Prize seeks to discover, publish and profile the best stories and writers coming out of the capital.

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