Joanna Barnden - Women’s magazine story critiques and courses
Patricia Fawcett - Romantic novelist offering critiques of whole novels or synopsis plus 3 chapters
Off the Shelf Book Promotions - A site which offers free advice (via regular blog posts) on marketing yourself and your book. Plus the site offers a paid-for service tailored to your own needs.
Fiction Addiction - An online writing circle for Womag (women’s magazine fiction) writers
Writing.ie - Irish based site full of useful information for all writers
Words Magazine - Voluntarily run website for worldwide writers and readers of short stories. New and unpublished authors encouraged. Publishes quarterly interactive magazine – order a free sample via website. The website has lots of resources, competitions, etc. Profits in aid of charity.
Pocket Novels/Easy Reads
The Pocketeers - A blog run by authors of Easy Reads & People’s Friend Pocket Novels
Short Story Markets
5MinuteFiction – Pays £10 in Amazon vouchers for short stories and runs occasional competitions
A Quick Read - Free short stories available on your Android phone. Submissions of stories 500 to 1000 words welcomed.