The home for creative writers in the South West

We celebrate stories and creative writing. We support writers and communities in South West England. We offer ways in, we support progression, and we showcase talent.

Our Mission

‘The biggest difference taking part has made is to my confidence… I can show up authentically and confidently and be here to write, and that’s made a wider impact on how I show up in the outside world. It has had a big impact on my sense of self.’

Quay Words participant

‘The Quay Voices anthology was the first time I have been published, and to have an in-person ceremony with Michael Morpurgo was amazing – and surreal! Winning the competition has boosted my confidence and shown me that there is a space for me as a writer.’

Filippo rossi, quay words trading places competition winner