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Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group Conference 2012

14 - 16 September 2012. www.cwigconference.com


What we do

Help, advice and information

The Society has over 9,000 members writing in all areas of the profession. Whatever your specialisation, you are eligible to join as soon as you have been offered a contract from a publisher, broadcaster or agent. Services include the confidential, individual vetting of contracts, and help with any professional queries. In addition, the Society organises a varied calendar of events, publishes a quarterly journal, The Author, maintains a database of members’ specialisations, and administers a wide range of grants and prizes such as the Authors’ Foundation, which is one of the few bodies making grants to help with works in progress for established writers. Read more...

  • Read an interview with our new General Secretary, Nicola Solomon.

Listen to one of the UK's most experienced and well known broadcasters, Sue Cook, interview a host of writers about the short story form, their favourite short stories and their own short story collections. The three online programmes are available by podcast here.

You can also listen to Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Bonneville and Bill Nighy read the Society's Twitter tales in support of our campaign against BBC Radio 4 short story cuts. Listen to the Twitter tales here.