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Link – Our Bi-monthly Magazine

What is Link Magazine?

Link magazine is NAWG's bi-monthly magazine "about writing, by writers, for writers". Writing groups affiliated to NAWG receive three copies of Link for distribution to the group members. Individual NAWG members receive a single copy.

The magazine is called Link because it unites writing groups across the nation, one of the founding principles of NAWG.

Link News

We're now putting "taster" extracts from longer pieces of work into Link magazine, with the promise to publish the whole item online.

The first of these was the excellent short story Unexpected News by Ellie Stevenson. The extract was published in the April 2014 edition of Link magazine.

Publications Dates & Deadlines

Our bi-monthly magazine, Link, usually comes out on the first day of every alternate month in the year. The deadline for submitted contributions is approximately a month earlier.

Here's the calendar:

Edition Date Description
April 2018 Sat 24 Feb 2018 Submissions deadline.
Sun 01 Apr 2018 Publication date.
Sun 10 Jun 2018 Available on this website.
June 2018 Sat 28 Apr 2018 Submissions deadline.
Fri 01 Jun 2018 Publication date.
Sun 12 Aug 2018 Available on this website.
August 2018 Sat 30 Jun 2018 Submissions deadline.
Wed 01 Aug 2018 Publication date.
Sun 14 Oct 2018 Available on this website.
October 2018 Sat 25 Aug 2018 Submissions deadline.
Mon 01 Oct 2018 Publication date.
Sun 09 Dec 2018 Available on this website.
December 2018 Sat 27 Oct 2018 Submissions deadline.
Sat 01 Dec 2018 Publication date.
Sun 10 Feb 2019 Available on this website.
February 2019 Sat 29 Dec 2018 Submissions deadline.
Fri 01 Feb 2019 Publication date.
Sun 14 Apr 2019 Available on this website.
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Posted by: Pam Fish Date: September 9, 2010 1:46 pm
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pamela strange: November 30, 2012 10:39 am
Mysterious Master by Isabella Rose my alter ego was short listed for an award for best published author read at the international festival of romance writers 2012. Held in Bedford it was a wonderful experience meeting friendly editors -publishers and other authors who all know how much work goes into producing a book. The one thing we all hated as up and coming writers was being told it was a lovely hobby to keep us busy. I pitched one book to an editor which is now in final edit. I pitched another to a panel of editors -publishers -and literary agent Kate Nash who is also a writer Kate Allen who as usual organised all the events brilliantly. Feedback was very helpful. And actors in regency costume gave a little vingette ending in a romantic kiss to much applause. It was an interesting informative but fun filled festival and I made many new friends. I can give you the official link to the photographs if you wish I'm trying to put it onto my page in n.a.w.g but it seems to have disappeared.
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Margaret Brewster: June 18, 2012 9:53 pm
Dear All at Nawg, I have tried several times to get in touch with you about Blyth Writers' missing links. we have not received April's or June's. Every email I send is thrown back at me by the Demon Postmaster of the Ether. We, as a group, are now considering giving up on NAWG. Will I be successful this time? Margaret B
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Pam Fish: June 22, 2012 5:46 pm
Hello Margaret - I beleive that we are friends again now that at least your June LINKs have turned up. I'm sorry for any inconvenience to your group as we do seem to be having problems with some of the NAWG email addresses but you know that you can always get through to me on chairman@nawg.co.uk or by telephone on my home number. We look forward to your continued membership, with best wishes to you and Blyth Writers. Pam.
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Lesley Truchet: January 13, 2012 12:00 pm


Please could you inform me when the links to the last 2 bi monthly magazines will be available.


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Pam Fish: January 17, 2012 11:46 pm
They should be one issue behind the current one which is available to members through our mail-out system. If the October one is not there yet, I appologise and will look into it for you. the December issue should be there at the end of this month. Pam
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Judie Jones of the Writers' Study: March 17, 2011 8:53 am
Hi Pam. We at The Writers' Study are wondering when the results of the 'Yule' competition will be announced.
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Pam Fish: March 22, 2011 5:04 pm
The results are in the April Link, which is being printed as we speak. Life has been very hectic just lately but we are getting there! Your LINK will be with you fairly soon and in it will be the brochure for the Festival of Writing. I hope that you and some of your group will be joining us in Nottingham in September. I'll put the results and the winning entry on the website as soon as LINK is 'on the streets'. Pam.
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Comment: 363 – approved
Clive Sheldon: February 13, 2011 1:24 pm
We at Quentin Publications have opportunities for a writer or writers to join us as entrepreneur Joint Venture Partners to market and sell QPL books and be the continuum running the company on the retirement of myself. Interest and experience of book marketing and publicity an advantage
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Comment: 313 – approved
Josephine Jones: January 28, 2011 8:20 pm
Our Mersea Group has not received a Link since August. Thanking you. Josephine Jones
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Comment: 304 – approved
Josephine Jones: January 17, 2011 9:19 pm
Hello NAWG, Thank you for changing the address for the Mersea Writer's Josephine Jones
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Margaret Brewster: January 13, 2011 4:55 pm
Hi, We at Blyth Writers are wondering if we have a missing Link! We haven't received any notification of the 2011 competition. I've explored your web site but can't find any mention of the categories. HELP!!!!
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Admin: January 14, 2011 6:27 pm
Hello Margaret, We are going through a very difficult time just now and the December Link has not yet been sent out. You should be getting news of the competitions as soon as is possible after a committee meeting scheduled for 29th January. We were considering calling this missive 'The Missing Link', but you seem to have beaten us to it. You may well get the December Link shortly but it does not have details of the competitions in it. Keep looking at the website because as soon as I have the details they will be up there on the NAWG competitions page. So sorry for any inconvenience caused and please bear with us whilst we do our very best for you. Pam Fish.
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Comment: 298 – approved
Josephine Jones: January 2, 2011 5:25 pm
I would like to update Mersea Writers, enquiries should now be directed to me.Josephine Jones 79 Queen Anne Road,West Mersea, Colchester Essex CO5 8BA. I am already receiving our LINK but the website has not been updated. Thanking you. Josephine Jones
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Comment: 285 – approved
Verica Peacock: December 24, 2010 12:10 pm

Dear Wendy and Steve

Forgive me, but at this busy time, I've mislaid your address and email, so we wish you a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year, when all your dreams come true. With love Veric and Graham

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