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Booksales Administrator
Deadline: 07/04/2015 - Scotland
The Booksales Administrator will provide administrative support to the Head of Booksales and Retail at Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme
Deadline: 27/03/2015 - England
The Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme offers a chance for participants to learn on the job about fundraising in the arts while being supported by a diverse training and learning programme
Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator (Part-time)
Deadline: 21/04/2015 - London
A small independent publisher and performing arts company is seeking a part-time (21/2days a week) Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Ways With Words
Deadline: 13/04/2015 - South West England
Up to four internships are being offered in a lively office to help organise one of the largest and most prestigious literature festivals in Britain
Marketing and Communications Manager
Deadline: 30/03/2015 - East Midlands
From April 2015, Mantle Arts will be delivering a two year programme of work focused on literature and creative writing
Advisory Board Membership
Deadline: 20/04/2015 - South West England
The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced individuals in the academic and non-academic sectors to join the Advisory Board in 2015
Head of Creative Arts and Digital Humanities
Deadline: 12/04/2015 - South West England
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects
Rix Mix Young Ambassadors
Deadline: 27/03/2015 - London
Rich Mix are looking for committed and enthusiastic young people aged 16-21 to form a team of ambassadors that will support Rich Mix to put on an amazing programme of music, exhibitions and performances in East London’s leading arts venue.
The Scheme
Deadline: 10/04/2015 - London
Penguin and Random House want to hear from different voices and see fresh perspectives, so we’ve created this marketing programme
Programme and Facilities Coordinator
Deadline: 06/04/2015 - London
The Poetry School is an educational arts charity dedicated to nurturing poetic talent in aid of a dynamic, diverse and popular contemporary poetry for readers and audiences everywhere
Lecturer in Creative Writing - Fiction
Deadline: 13/04/2015 - South East England
The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies seeks to recruit an inspiring Lecturer who will make a significant contribution to its research and teaching activities in the Centre for Creative Writing
Book Press Officer
Deadline: 27/03/2015 - London
Titan is seeking a Press Officer with a minimum of two years experience to manage our demanding and diverse publishing list of genre and tie-in properties
Cultural Venue Operations Apprentice
Deadline: 22/03/2015 - West Midlands
We’re looking for a young person to assist with our Theatre Management at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham
Marketing Officer (Arts and Culture)
Deadline: 27/03/2015 - London
The purpose of this role is to manage all aspects of print production, digital and social media, and the Rich Mix website for the Arts and Culture programme
Relationship Manager, Literature
Deadline: 06/04/2015 - London
There is a vacancy for a Relationship Manager, Literature in the Arts Council’s Literature Team in London
Playwright Opportunity
Deadline: 12/04/2015 - North East England
New Writing North are looking to commission a writer to adapt a picture book (book TBC) into a play with music for children under seven and their families
Research Assistant
Deadline: 26/03/2015 - North West England
The Audience Agency is the national not-for-profit organisation supporting cultural organisations to understand and grow their audiences
Extend Leadership Programme 2015-16
Deadline: 23/03/2015 - UK
Applications are invited from colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors to participate in the Extend Leadership Programme 2015-16
Finance and Admin Manager
Deadline: 18/03/2015 - East Midlands
Writing East Midlands is looking for a Finance and Administration Manager to ensure the smooth running of the organisation
Editorial and Marketing Services Intern
Deadline: 25/03/2015 - London
We are looking for a highly motivated, efficient person who understands The Literary Consultancy’s position within the literary landscape to join our small but dedicated office team and provide administrative support to the company across its core editorial services

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
NAWE Conference 2015 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: 04/05/2014 - UK
The NAWE Conference invites writers to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching of writing at all levels
NAWE Conference 2015 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: 04/05/2015 - UK
The NAWE Conference invites writers to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching of writing at all levels
The Aldeburgh Eight Competition 2015
Deadline: 13/04/2015 - East England
A unique opportunity, professional and creative, for a poet early in their publishing career, the next Aldeburgh Eight will take place in Suffolk from 6th-13th November 2015
5th Annual Comic Book Awards
Deadline: 05/05/2015 - Scotland
The award is open to comic book artists, writers and publishers who have created or published a sequential work within the medium of comic book/graphic novels
Deadline: 04/05/2015 - UK
Arachne Press are celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta with an event: we need your stories/ poems
Derelict Festival Writers Programme
Deadline: 01/04/2015 - North West England
Are you keen to write about live performance but not sure how to get started? Are you already writing about performance but would appreciate some feedback and advice?
UK Disability Poetry / Crip Poetics Anthology
Deadline: 31/07/2015 - UK
Nine Arches Press has commissioned Sandra Alland, Markie Burnhope and Daniel Sluman to co-edit an anthology of UK Disability Poetry / Crip Poetics, which we think will be the first of its kind in the UK
The Write Stuff 2015
Deadline: 03/07/2015 - UK
The Write Stuff short story competition is aimed at girls aged 11-18 and who live in the UK
Witness: Crime and Execution
Deadline: 01/06/2015 - UK
Submissions/expressions of interest invited for an anthology on crime and execution. Writers are able to explore sites of crime and execution
Magma 63: ‘Conversation’
Deadline: 30/05/2015 - International
At Magma, we’ve been talking. We’re having a National Conversation (about poetry) and we want you to share your poems on the theme of ‘Conversation’
Federation of Writers (Scotland) Easter Competition 2015
Deadline: 01/04/2015 - Scotland
There will be three categories, poetry, short stories and flash fiction
PENning Powers
Deadline: 21/03/2015 - Scotland
Our biannual online journal, 'PENning', presents work by Scottish PEN's member-writers alongside writing from people living in Scotland who are from other parts of the world
The Warwick Prize for Writing 2014
Deadline: 31/03/2015 - International
The Warwick Prize for Writing was launched in 2008 and is an innovative literature prize that involves global competition, and crosses all disciplines. Nominations invited from publishers
Call for Workshop Proposals – Writers and Teachers Skills Sharing Symposium – Creative Writing
Deadline: 08/05/2015 - UK
NAWE, First Story and The Poetry Society are running a Skills Sharing Day on Saturday 4th July, 2015 aimed at writers who work in schools (any age range) and teachers with an interest in creative writing or who teach the subject
Tangled Roots: True-Life Tales of Mixed and Multi-Racial Families
Deadline: 30/04/2015 - UK
Tangled Roots publishes books, and stages events and performances which explore the mixed race experience in the UK
Foyle Young Poets Award 2015
Deadline: 31/07/2015 - UK
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is once again on the search for the world’s most exciting new poets aged 11-17
V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2015
Deadline: 22/06/2015 - UK
We are delighted to announce that the seventeenth annual V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for the best unpublished short story is now open for entries
The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse - Second Edition
Deadline: 15/03/2015 - UK
In a move set to rattle the producers of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Emma Press has announced a new call for ‘mildly erotic’ poems
Bare Fiction Prizes 2015
Deadline: 31/10/2015 - UK
Building on the success of last year’s Bare Fiction Prizes, our competition for a single poem, flash fiction or short story will be running again from late July with an entry deadline of October 31st

PEN Translates
Deadline: May 22nd
PEN Translates was launched in 2012, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: May 15th
Awarded by our Council, the Brookleaze Grants support writers (novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers) who need time away from their normal lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for example, or to travel abroad for research – to write
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships - Extended Deadline
Deadline: March 5th
Sky Academy invites emerging artists (aged 18-30) to apply for one of five £30,000 Arts Scholarships (€38,000) to take their work to the next levell
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship
Deadline: March 21st
New Writing North in conjunction with the family and friends of the late writer Julia Darling are establishing a new Travel Fellowship for creative writers in her name
Speaking Sea: a creative writing poetry project exploring marine sciences and the politics of marine conservation
Deadline: February 2nd
To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering, in an open competition, up to 80 full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursaries
IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2015
Deadline: December 12th
Want to show your work at the biggest arts festival in the world? Of course you ruddy do
Channel 4/Northumbria University Writing for Television Awards
Deadline: February 2nd
Two bursaries, each worth £3,000, will be awarded to two writers. One bursary winner will be based at RED Production Company
Creative Place Awards 2015
Deadline: February 2nd
The Creative Place Awards recognise communities where people work together to celebrate and promote their town, village or area through the arts and culture
New Generation Thinkers 2015
Deadline: December 15th
This pioneering scheme aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience – through BBC broadcasting
The Writing Platform Bursary 2015
Deadline: December 4th
The Writing Platform Bursary 2015, in association with Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, will make two awards of £4000 to support writing, or writing-related, collaborations between writers and technologists
Lo and Behold! The Poetry School Micro-Commission Fund
Deadline: December 10th
The Poetry School invites applications to its fund to support innovative poetry creation and promotion projects
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award
Deadline: December 19th
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award is for an emerging company or individual to create a show either for the Pit Theatre, Barbican or a site-responsive, non-traditional show to take place in East London
Creative Europe Funding for Literary Translation
Deadline: February 3rd 2015
The EU’s new Creative Europe programme offers funding opportunities for the translation of European fiction
Open Project Funding
Deadline: from 31 October 2014 onwards
Creative Scotland want to encourage applicants to generate great ideas and projects that we can then help them to make happen
Cockayne Grants for the Arts
Deadline: January 7th
Grants are focused on arts projects in London that provide opportunities to artists from diverse cultures for the creation, development, performance, or exhibition in the performing, literary, or visual arts
SYMPOETRY: SPL Poetry Symposium Bursaries
Deadline: November 7th
The Scottish Poetry Library are offering a limited number of bursary places for our SYMPOETRY: SPL Poetry Symposium taking place this November
Re:Play Writing / Performance Bursaries
Deadline: November 7th
Re:Play is a new programme for up to five advanced Black, Asian and minority ethnic writer-performers interested in developing, and performing, a one-person show addressing a critical social issues
Literature Wales Writers' Bursaries 2015
Deadline: October 24th
The 2015 Literature Wales Bursaries are available to new and published writers resident in Wales
Nesta Bright Ideas Research Fund
Deadline: Ocotber 24th
Providing small grants to develop interesting research projects and policy proposals in fields that relate to innovation
Writer's Projects
Deadline: November 28th
Part of Playwrights' Studio Scotland's commitment to a flexible, accessible process where the playwright's needs are at the heart of our activity

Writing Multicultural Voices with playwright Paula B Stanic
Region: South West England
A specially arranged workshop course exploring the writing of authentic-sounding voices from cultures other than your own
Fiction Weekender: A Path among Words with Leone Ross
Region: London
Do you want support to boost the crafting of your fiction, develop your editing skills and prepare your short stories, novella, or full-length manuscript? All with editors and published writers to support you?
Prose for Beginners with Eimear Ryan & Rachel Trezise
Region: Wales
This weekend fiction course for beginners will focus primarily on the short story with group workshops and one-to-one tutorials
MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes
Region: London
Workshop days are an ideal opportunity to taste Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes by ?taking part in two workshops, hearing an introductory talk, meeting students and asking questions ?
Summer Digital Book Party
Region: London
The Literary Consultancy has teamed up with Byte the Book to produce an exciting new event with a carefully curated selection of the latest publishing, writing and digital projects
The National Conversation: Amazon & the Civil War for Books featuring Erica Wagner, Andrew O’Hagan, Isabelle Grey and Ellah Wakatama Allfrey
Region: East England
Join the debate as The National Conversation on literature returns to its home town to discuss the raging civil war in literature and the role of Amazon in our changing literary landscape
The Writing Room
Region: London
The Writing Room is a space for emerging writers and spoken word artists (aged 18-25) to come together, share ideas, learn new skills, but most importantly, to write
Make Poetry Happen in YOUR Classroom!
Region: East Midlands
A practical workshop on new approaches to writing, performing and listening to poetry. All Literacy and English teachers and poetry workshop leaders (in any context) are welcome
Young Adult Fiction: Developing an authentic teenage voice
Region: West Midlands
Spend a week immersed in the world of Young Adult fiction, one of the most innovative and fast moving genres of writing
Writing Magical Realism with Marcus Sedgwick
Region: London
Join award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick as he presents an intensive, practical masterclass on writing successful and engaging magical realism
Creative Writing and History Workshop
Region: South East England
This workshop will cover the conceptual challenges of presenting the past credibly, finding your voice, structuring your work, using your research while controlling your narrative, and getting published
Creative Writing day with Susan Elliot Wright & James Russell
Region: Yorkshire
Suitable for beginner writers and those with some experience, this inspiring and productive day is packed with writing exercises, readings and writerly chat – you'll meet like-minded people and have the time and space to explore your writing self in a supportive and friendly environmen
The Word Factory #31 Masterclass
Region: London
In an exclusive Word Factory masterclass, discover everything you need to know about writing for radio and winning competitions with BBC Books Editor Di Speirs
Byte the Book – Marketing Bootcamp for Authors
Region: London
In association with Byte The Book, two of publishing’s most successful marketing consultants, Katie Roden & Chris McVeigh, have joined forces to present an exclusive one-day Marketing Bootcamp for authors and publishers
CPD Course for teachers and tutors
Region: East Midlands
The Centre for New Writing at the University of Leicester is offering a two-day residential/non-residential teacher training course focused on the new A-Level in Creative Writing
City Lit Novel Writing: An Online Course
Region: UK
Designed to introduce you to the techniques of good writing and to help you complete a novel over ten week
City Lit Short Story Writing: An Online Course
Region: UK
Designed to introduce you to the techniques of good fiction writing and to help you to complete a short story over ten weeks
City Lit Advanced Writing: An Online Course
Region: UK
A purely workshop based programme to provide all students with the opportunity to look at their work and receive detailed feedback
Write in Italy with Glynis Charlton
Region: Europe
Whether you're a beginner or developing your work, if you'd love to indulge in a week's writing in one of the most relaxing places I know, then this is for you
Script Studio with Britt Harrison
Region: Wales
How do you develop credible characters, successfully define layers of narrative and distribute those along the apt timeline? And how do you structure your idea to create a successful pitch?

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