Young Poets Network is an online resource from the Poetry Society for young poets up to 25, including features about poets and poetry, writing challenges, new writing from young poets and a list of competitions, magazines and writing groups which particularly welcome young poets.
This site ‘radiates out like spokes on a wheel’ from its e-zine, sPOkes, where young poets are published in a professional environment. They actively seek entries, in any style, in any poetic genre. The site also contains loads of information for poets and teachers of poets: a chat room, discussion lists, on-line interviews, feature articles, […]
Set up by Literature Wales in association with local authorities in Wales, the writing squads locate gifted young writers – in both English and Welsh – in each Welsh authority region and introduce them to some of Wales’ leading writers, and teachers of writing.
A very inventive site that capitalises on the (underutilised!) ability of the internet to provide spatial dimension as well as visuals. It deals more with the fun of words than serious poetry, but it’s highly entertaining (and educational) for kids and a good site for teachers to know about.
Publishes children’s poetry on the net as well as excellent book resources (including recommended book lists and poetry for 12 – 17 year olds), poetry book reviews written by children, lesson plans for teachers and interviews with poets.
The Children’s Zone of the Poetry Library website includes advice on writing and a list of poetry competitions for young people.
American site, set up by US poet laureate Billy Collins. He says ‘Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They are […]
The Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring centre for young people in east London using storytelling to inspire young people aged 8-18.
Such a comprehensive list of poetic terms that poets of all levels (and teachers) would benefit by it. Sorted alphabetically, and thoroughly cross-referenced. Compiled, edited and cross-referenced by Robert G. Shubinski.
Launched in March 2011, this site is aimed at children and has a host of information and advice designed to promote the pleasures of reading.
Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, has a useful section on her website specifically for students and including resources for teachers.
A searchable database of children’s poets and poems where you can listen to audio recordings read by the poets themselves. Also includes interviews with poets.
Every 2 years, a new Children’s Laureate is appointed – it could be an author, a poet or an illustrator. The website has information about the current Children’s Laureate and much else besides.
This web site is managed by Booktrust to help teachers, librarians, parents and young people choose books. Comprehensive links within the site or to outside organisations, giving advice for parents, children’s book organisations, book lists by subject, search for author, recommended titles, children’s book events, prizes and awards.
This is the website for the UK magazine ‘Books for Keeps’ which has thousands of reviews of children’s books as well as articles on writing for children and interviews with well-known authors.
A large and extremely informative site for childrens books in the UK – and don’t miss their author interviews.
“Stride books inhabit the divide between the avant-garde and the traditional, the secular and the sacred, the mysterious and the everyday, the modern and the postmodern.”
“Shearsman is a publisher of contemporary poetry in mostly late-modernist styles, now based in Exeter, England, and active since 1981.”
Seren, based in Bridgend, celebrated its 30th Anniversary of publishing in 2011. With over fifty poets on their list, t]hey take pride in the fact that they publish the finest writers living and working in Wales.
“Salmon has become one of the most important publishers in the Irish literary world. By specialising in the promotion of new poets, Salmon has enriched Irish literary publishing and now has the most representative list of women poets in Ireland.”
Poetry imprints include Jonathon Cape and Chatto & Windus.
“At Inpress, you can buy directly from our member presses who are all small, independent publishers. Within the UK titles are supplied free of postage and packing charges.”
“A small, independent press offering opportunities to new and neglected writers, especially in the North of England”
Enitharmon was founded in 1967 and soon established itself as one of Britain’s most enterprising independent literary presses. It is one of the few British publishers to commission collaborations between distinguished artists and writers, and has earned a reputation for its fine quality special editions which bring together word and image.
“Chapman publishes the best in Scottish writing – new work by well-known Scottish writers in the context of lucid critical discussion.”
“Carcanet came to birth in 1970 as an inventive, quixotic and resourceful house, chronically impecunious. It publishes English-language writers from around the world, an ambitious translation list, and has launched the careers of some outstanding younger writers.”
“Poetry with an edge.”
“Specialises in the publication of contemporary poetry from new and established writers in the UK and abroad, with special emphasis on the work of Commonwealth poets writing in English, and the work of overseas poets in translation.”
“A specialist publisher of both contemporary English-language poets and poets in translation.”
Verse Daily posts a poem a day from published books and magazines it receives – it gives very good exposure to both the author and the press. Also includes Web Monthly Features – a special link each month to a poem of note first published in an internet magazine.
The site features comprehensive profiles on all the region’s writers, publishers and events. You can also purchase any of the region’s independent titles online – books or magazines – from this site.
A poetry magazine published in England but also distributed in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Our philosophy is that poetry and indeed all forms of art should be available free of cover charge and free of ads. We recently started a new website to accompany our print zine, and we invite all artists, poets […]
A definitive list of magazines that publish poetry and prose; poetry archives, presses information; theory; writers’ groups and writers’ resources.
General industry news digest, providing a forum for the development of education policy in Britain.
contemporary British and Irish poetry, including ‘Limelight’ web magazine.
The New Writer is aimed at writers with a serious intent; everyone who wants to develop their writing to meet the expectations of today’s editors. The team at The New Writer are committed to working with their readers to increase the chances of publication.
Sky Arts channel’s schedules and full programme details. It also has a huge searchable events database, listing concerts, exhibitions and events across the UK. In addition, you can find many thousands of pages of news, features and background information about featured artists