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National poetry library

The National Poetry Library is the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world, with a free to access membership providing access to a library of online books.

The Bloodaxe archive

The archive of the poetry publisher Bloodaxe Books held at the University of Newcastle.
The archive provides access to digitised documents, including poetry, as well as video content and other tools for discovery.

The Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive acquires and preserves recordings of poets reading their own work out loud. Substantial excerpts from these recording sessions are freely available online through this website.

Digital Collections: Literature

Collection of digital collections on authors, writing and literature from the Library of Congress

BBC Writers Room

Training, advice and opportunities for script writers. Includes the Script Library, where you can read BBC film, TV and radio scripts in full.

Location register of 20th century English literary manuscripts and letters

Hosted by the University of Reading, the Location Register includes information about the manuscript holdings of British and Irish repositories, featuring literary authors of all genres, from major poets to minor science fiction writers and romantic novelists.

Writers & Artists

The best industry advice for writers & artists. Here you will find expert advice articles and inspirational author interviews, competitions, a lively online community and editorial services for every stage of your writing journey.