Society of Authors
Provides help, advice and information to professional writers. Services include the confidential, individual vetting of contracts, and help with professional disputes.
Scottish Association of Writers (SAW)
Promotes writers and writing mainly through the annual conference held every March.
Crime Writers' Association
An association for professional crime writers. Well known for the award each year of their prestigious ‘Daggers’ for the best crime books.
An online writers’ community that provides a newsletter, runs competitions, and is a mine of information about resources available to the writer. Registration required but costs nothing for a reader registration. Registering as a writer involves payment of a small fee but entitles you to publication on the site as well as access to a deeper level of information.
Writers News and Writers Magazine web site
Provides a range of information and services for writers.
Provides a variety of editorial services(fees are listed on the site) as well as listings of literary agents and a multitude of valuable information.
Internet research resources for mystery and crime writers.
The Writers Medical and Forensics Lab
Description supplied for the site - ‘A place where writers and readers can be entertained, and obtain the specialized medical and forensic knowledge they need to make their stories come to life or to better understand someone else’s story’.
Writers Digest Magazine
US magazine site. Also the publisher of the well known Writer’s Digest series of books.
Free television scripts available to download.
Free website to help new writers develop, and to let talented writers get noticed and published.
Writers and Artists Yearbook
The Writers Handbook
Eileen Ramsay: Romantic fiction
David Wishart: Historical crime
Maggie Craig: Scottish fiction and non-fiction
Bill Kirton: Aberdeenshire Crime Writer
Gillian Philip : Gritty teenage fiction also enjoyed by adults
Val McDermid : Crime writer
Ian Rankin : Crime writer, creator of Rebus
Rosemary Gemmell : poet, article and short story writer
Rowena Love : writer, poet, performer
Catherine Czerkawska; Playwright and novelist
Womagwriter: writer's blog of women’s magazine short stories including various guidelines
May Contain Nuts : Michael Malone's blog
Wordarts : Catherine Czerkawska's blog
A Year in a Country cottage : Janice Horton's blog
Parenting Express is looking for creative non-fiction, memoir, birth stories, poems and stories/articles. (No payment) Submission details available www.parentingexpress.com. I found the 'Need a Laugh' link hilarious.