When you publish your writing in the directory you will be exposed to industry professionals, as well as other writers.
This is an opportunity then to sharpen your writing style. By submitting works-in-progress for an appraisal, you will join a friendly community of writers, agents, and publishers. For instance, perhaps you are keen to publish your writing independently, or to receive a critique from an agent?
In this case, becoming a member of the writing directory is invaluable.
When you publish your writing in the directory you will receive important feedback, criticism, and encouragement. In addition, you can promote your work by linking your feedback to your social media, website, or blog. As a matter of fact, the directory is an offshoot of the popular writing blog, newlondonwriters.com, ( or NLW for short). On NLW, writers posted articles on a wide range of subjects. Many of those articles were of high quality. We saw the potential for space where writers could develop their craft in community with others, and carve out a niche.
How do I publish my writing in the directory?
You will need to join the directory. To join, visit our contact page and paste your work into the text box provided. It’s that simple. Please include a short bio. Once we receive your text, we will respond within five working days with a follow-up email asking for more information and/or a photograph.
Can I publish a regular article?
Yes, we welcome your blog posts and articles on writing, as well as your book reviews. Take a look at some of the content on the site. Read one or two book reviews.
What are the submission guidelines?
The directory is open – we invite everyone to publish their writing. Our aim is community engagement with other writers and publishing industry professionals. Therefore, we are not out to judge the quality or scope of your work when you publish your writing. That said, we will monitor work posted to ensure that it is not incendiary or offensive to others. Equally, editors will look for material of a high standard, and that may have publishing potential. If so, we might send you an email inviting you to consider publishing your work at Purcell Press.
If you have already completed a book, and are ready to publish, check out our publishing press www.purcellpress.com
So, in order to publish your work for review, you must first join the directory. Then, to remain a member, simply offer feedback and critique to one other writer each month with a minimum of 200 words.
These Thoughts by Alice Frances
‘I think, therefore I am.’
Well, how presumptuous is that?
Where do they come from?
And why must I think at all?
And who is this ‘I’ that am thinking?
Je pense donc je suis
Surely, an arrogant prat?
As the cow said to the horse
‘I blink therefore I am.’