Become a valued member of Nottingham Writers’ Studio today! Gain access to a diverse range of exclusive perks, tailor-made to fuel your creativity, connect you with fellow writers, and unlock exciting opportunities. Our vibrant and supportive writing community awaits you.

Nottingham Writer’s Studio’s Membership offers the following benefits:

Studio Access

NWS members benefit from exclusive weekend access to our studio at 25 Hockley during Dedicated Writing Time (Friday – Sunday, 8am-6pm), to be used for daytime socials, quiet writing time and co-working. Includes free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities with full induction provided.


Discounted prices on NWS workshops, events, coaching packages, and venue hire.

£1 discount on drinks at The Carousel bar.

Any coffee for £3 at The Hungry Ghost Cafe.

Monthly Socials

Free monthly NWS socials, where members can share work, take part in readings and meet other writers.

Publishing Directory

Exclusive access to a directory of publishers in the East Midlands produced specifically for Nottingham  Writers’ Studio, including details on how to submit your work. (Please note that this page is password protected; if you are a member, please email us at to request the password).

Members’ Café

Access to our private Facebook group, the NWS Members’ Café, which is used for getting feedback on work, asking for questions and advice from a community of writers, and organising meet-ups.

Writing Opportunities

As an NWS member, you will have access to our Members Monthly newsletter which includes a round-up of upcoming writing opportunities, including jobs, call-outs, competitions, publication opportunities and residencies.

Critique Groups

NWS runs a members-only service that helps put you in contact with like-minded individuals to form a critique group and support you through the early stages in order to become part of a close community that gives and receives regular feedback on written work in order to improve and progress.

Writing Projects

Opportunity to submit to members’ only writing projects and publications.


Online promotional support with your book launches, performances, and everything in between!

Members’ Bookshelf

Add your publication to the virtual Members’ Bookshelf on our website which links our audience directly to a place where they can buy or read your work.

NWS Lending Library

Access to the NWS Lending Library, a shelf of books in our studio all about the art of writing and getting published; as a member, you can borrow whatever you like, for as long as you need!

Become a member today

Joining NWS couldn’t be easier. Just select whichever membership subscription below that suits you best, complete the online form, and soon after a welcome email will arrive detailing everything you need to know!

At NWS, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive creative community of all ages, abilities, and skill sets. We are passionate about supporting all kinds of writers: whether your heart lies with fiction, poetry, memoir, theatre or TV scripts, screenplays, blogging, journalism, copy, or any other type of writing you can imagine – we’re here for you!

Writing can be a lonely business, so we provide our members with opportunities to network – both in person and remotely. Whether you’re seeking a regular critique group to help develop as a writer or just a literary-minded pal to have a cuppa with – NWS can help.

Our workshops delve into a diverse array of subjects for all levels, from beginner to advanced. We create our programme by listening to what our members would like to participate in and feel they would benefit from most, and NWS members benefit from exclusive member discounts to all our workshops and masterclasses, as well as on studio hire.

Or maybe you just need a home away from home, a quiet and friendly spot to settle into and get work done? NWS Members benefit from exclusive access to our lovely, bright studio space in 25 Hockley between Friday and Sunday – complete with free wifi and tea and coffee making facilities.

Whatever you need just let us know at and we will do all that we can to support you on your writing journey!