Beautiful Blogroll

Lit mags

Lists: Tania Hershman — lit mags in the UK and Eire. Poets and Writers.

Writing competitions

Lists: Prizemagic, Booktrust, Thresholds, and Poets and Writers.

Some favourites.

Portals & other

Amazon: Author central. Submissions: Submittable. Website design: The Theme Foundry.


I use Twitter lists:

Children’s books // Education // News and politics // Writers, poets and bloggers

Articles of interest

By no means definitive. Brain rattlers: 

2014 The Psychology of Flow: What Game Design Reveals about the Deliberate Tensions of Great Writing by Maria Popova — Brain Pickings (5 Dec 2014) .

2012 Your Brain on Fiction by Annie Murphy Paul — The New York Times Sunday Review (17 March 2012). Neuroscience — how our brains handle fiction.  

2012 The Science of Storytelling by Leo Widrich — Lifehacker (12 May 2012), the effect of a story on our sensory registers.