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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London Writers Awards

Our annual talent development programme for 30 talented London writers from underrepresented backrgounds

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Wellcome Collection x Spread the Word Writing Awards

Our collaboration to find and support writers from underrepresented groups, who have a big idea for a non-fiction book for general readers, that engages with health and being human.

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CRIPtic x Spread the Word

A supportive community for d/Deaf and disabled writers

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