Now closed! Thank you to all who responded to the first phase of our Writing For All Greenbook call out.

Contribute to the Writing for All Greenbook

Since the launch of Paper Nations’ 2019-21 programme last year, we have regularly mapped the writing landscape to celebrate writing in the upper South West, identify gaps in provision, create resources and contribute to the development of regional and national networks.

In light of the extraordinary times we are living though, Paper Nations would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the writing environment. We’re interested to learn about what you are doing, how you have responded to the changes, what challenges and opportunities you face? What support do you need looking toward the future? What are your thoughts on how the writing community may look going forward?

Your responses will enable us to collect information and insights about the writing ecology in the upper South West and gain a clearer understanding of how resources –particularly new online resources developed in response to the pandemic– are used by the writing community. The results will appear on our Dare To Write? Atlas and in our Writing for All Greenbook.

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The Greenbook

The Greenbook will celebrate and champion writing in the upper South West, share work to support and inform, enable skills development, encourage and enable ‘writing for all’.

The original Greenbook was created for African American travellers before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It provided a list of safe places to stay in segregation-era America. The idea behind The Writing for All Greenbook is to act as a guide to upper South West England and online resources - not for travellers, but for writers.

The Greenbook will feature key figures in the upper South West and online writing communities, as well as larger-scale research into the state of the writing landscapes in the upper South West and online.

There will be opportunities for those who feed into this initial call to be a part of a listings section within the Greenbook which features high quality, reliable places for writers of all kinds to find support. If you would like to be added to these listings, please get involved in the call below.

Who Can Respond to the Call?

We are hoping to hear from writing educators, workshop and writing group leaders, tutors, facilitators, events organisers, mentors and more who work either online or in the upper South-West (Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Somerset, including Bristol).

If you’re not in the upper South West, no problem. In recent months, many writing facilitators have adapted their work to online settings. If that’s you, we want to hear about your insight and experiences.

If you’re an educator or facilitator who attends or runs solely in-person events that take place outside of our designated counties, we’re afraid we won’t be able to share your experiences via the Greenbook. However, we may be able to do so through another of our projects, The Great Margin. Head to The Great Margin and check out our “Writers Helping Writers” theme to find out more.

Respond to the Call

Submit 150-250 words about your work via the form below. Please note that submissions closed on Tuesday 15th September at 5pm.

Tell Us About Your Work

If you’re having trouble using this version of the form, please download this Word Document version of the submission form and return this to us via email at Please include “Writing For All Greenbook” in the subject line.

Not sure what to write? Here’s an example of what a filled out contribution could look like.

How your information will be used

We will store survey responses safely, analyse them, write reports, publish and share what we find out, according to our privacy policy and data management plan (DMP).

Other Questions

If you have any queries or would prefer to discuss the above on the phone, please email researcher, Christina Sanders, at

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