About NLW

NLW is a listings site and a directory for writers worldwide. We can offer you a listing on our popular site, and a publishing platform for your creative work.

General membership means we will publish your work in our directory along with your author profile.   Your profile includes links to your social media.  We can also offer you a dedicated author listing highlighting your published work, here or elsewhere.  Some restrictions apply.  Contact us for more details on the type of material we may decline to publish.

Full membership means you can send your work as often as you like, and you receive faster response times too. Also, as a paid member, we will consider your work for inclusion in our Portfolio of New Writing – open to members only. As a member, you avoid the reading and evaluation fee for works submitted.

Soon, you will be able to register on NLW, choose your membership level and upload your work. In the meantime, registration is via email.  So, if you are thinking about publishing a short story, novel excerpt, or poem, contact us to ask about membership. You can use the contact form below, and our email address is at the bottom of this page.  We usually respond within 48 hours.  Alternatively, head over to our submissions page where you can upload your writing for review.

Editing Service

Our editing and consulting service will help you to get your manuscript in good shape for an agent or publisher.


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Guest posts

Guest posts are welcome.   We look for posts on writing, please see our ‘On Writing’ section to get an idea of what we will publish.  Or let us know your requirements and we will write an article for you as a paid promotion, we do not expect a backlink to NLW for paid promotions.

For unpaid posts or promotions, we like around 800 words of content, (i.e., related to content on our site). We would ask for reciprocal links where possible.  If you cannot provide a link to us on your website or blog, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee acceptance of your post.

We also love book and theatre reviews, music and film reviews, and commentary.

Send your guest post using the contact form below.  We will usually get back within a few days.


We welcome fresh and original new work for entry into our Portfolio of New Writing.  Occasionally, we work as literary scouts and send promising material to a few key agents in London.  So the Portfolio is a way to promote your work to our network of agents, editors, and publishers. We will evaluate the work submitted very carefully.  There is no submission fee for members, but non-members must pay a reading fee for our time and attention.

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