New Writing South is a non-profit organisation for writers living and working in South-East England

We exist to support and encourage new, emerging and established writers from diverse communities.

We offer a programme of courses, masterclasses and mentoring to help writers develop skills and careers. Our wide-ranging participation activities spark new conversations, nurture new writing and engage new audiences.

We cultivate and champion radical thinking.

We strive to inspire both writers and readers to take risks and find joy in writing and literature.


To develop a vibrant, inclusive ecology of writers and writing in the South East.


To champion underrepresented voices that are too often excluded by the literary and publishing world;


To challenge the barriers that many underrepresented writers face in making and sharing their work.