Updated 19 May 2020

The Society of Civil & Public Service Writers

Last updated: 23.00 5 March 2018

SCPSW was founded in 1935.
2020 is our 85th birth year.
A year with 

11 competitions, 

9 publications and 

a major anthology
as part of our programme

VIRUS: SCPSW not affected
except AGM has been postponed.


Some illustrious members
of the Civil and Public Services have been members and officers of the Society. But the most important are the members who write, who wish to write, and offer their work to the eyes of others. The curious drive to put finger, stylus, steel pen, fountain pen, Biro, pencil, typewriter keyboard, computer keyboard and voice recognition word processing to paper has driven us from cave and rock face to high speed computer over the passage of tens of thousands of years. We take from our minds something tangible so that other minds can be touched. Our society brings an opportunity for the writer to find the reader.

Our aim is to encourage writing for pleasure and occasional profit. 

Membership provides opportunities for critique by other writers, chances of publication in Author (4 per annum),  wavelengths  (4) and Waves (1). And to mark our 85th Year a major ANTHOLOGY.
 Encouragement comes from our competitions and news of other publishing and competition opportunities trawled by this site - for example the Bridport Prize - check out
 their site here.
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Updated 5 December 2019