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: You are a subscriber to the directory. You can register for free and look around the site. Then when you are ready to contribute material, you can upgrade to full membership or send your writing in via our submissions portal.
As a contributor, you get to post your writing online along with your author profile. Your profile could include a link to your social media. You can also request a dedicated author page on the site. We welcome fiction, non-fiction, poetry, commentary, and reviews. Simply log in, and post your writing for review, and receive faster response times too.
Also, as a paid member, we will consider your work for inclusion in our Portfolio of New Writing- without the usual reading fee.
Soon, you will be able to register on NLW, choose your membership level and upload your work. In the meantime, full membership registration is via email. Simply register as a subscriber and drop us a line letting us know you want to upgrade to contributor level.
Please use the contact form below, or our email address, which 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.
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 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 like reciprocal links where possible. If you cannot give a link to us on your website or blog, we may still publish your content but will prioritise posts with links back to us.
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 which we will try to publish at least three times a year, either online or as an ebook. Occasionally, we send promising material to agents in London and we aim to distribute the Portfolio there too. So the Portfolio is a good way to promote your work to agents, editors, and publishers, and your work is evaluated very carefully for inclusion. We are working on the guidelines for this, so please bear with. There is no submission fee for full members, but subscribers and non-members pay a reading fee.