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Each month Writers’ Forum helps thousands of new and aspiring writers to achieve their dreams. It’s packed with up-to-date market information, advice from experts in the publishing industry and inspiring stories and tips from fellow authors and writers.

We also feature interactive reader workshops in fiction and poetry so you can see at first hand how to improve and successfully target your own writing.


Our monthly writing contests for fiction, poems and flash writing are world-famous, awarding cash and prizes each issue, plus publication in the magazine.

Quick link: Non-subscribers can pay to enter the flash comp on our publisher’s website

New poetry critique service!

Want an in-depth critique to help you improve your poetry? Our poetry editor Sue Butler will send a detailed critique of up to three of your poems for a fee of £40.

Purchase a critique via the Select website

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