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Welcome to The Writer's Compass E-bulletin #34. The next bulletin will be published 25/01/12, anything sent to w.brown@nawe.co.uk by 23/01/12 will be considered.

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Jobs
Young People’s Programme Manager (maternity cover) - Final Call
Deadline: 29/06/2016 - North East England
New Writing North are recruiting a temporary member of staff to cover the current Young People’s Programme Manager’s maternity leave
Playwrights' Studio Scotland: Mentored Playwrights - 2016 - 2017
Deadline: 10/03/2016 - Scotland
The Mentoring Programme is an exciting opportunity for six aspiring or emerging playwrights living in Scotland with a genuine commitment to writing for the theatre
Director
Deadline: 23/06/2016 - London
The Poetry Archive are seeking an enthusiastic and visionary Director to take us into our next phase of growth
Part-Time Tutors
Deadline: 23/06/2016 - UK
A802 is a highly practical 60-point postgraduate module, presented over nine months and taught entirely online at the Open University
Marketing & Sponsorship Executive
Deadline: 02/08/2016 - Yorkshire
We are looking for a Marketing & Sponsorship Executive to work with and support the festival directors to achieve their vision to establish Bradford Literature Festival as a pre-eminent festival
Office Administrator
Deadline: 01/07/2016 - Yorkshire
We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Office Administrator with first class organisational skills to provide support to the directors of Bradford Literature Festival
Festival Programme & Production Manager
Deadline: 26/07/2016 - Yorkshire
We are seeking an ambitious, motivated and highly organised individual to work with and support the directors of Bradford Literature Festival to achieve their vision and to establish it as a pre-eminent arts festival
Finance and Operations Manager
Deadline: 17/07/2016 - West Midlands
Arts Connect is looking to recruit a Finance and Operations Manager to manage the day to day finances and operations of the £1.2m (per annum) programme
Warwickshire Young Creatives
Deadline: 15/07/2016 - West Midlands
Learn new skills, discover a new career path and meet other young creatives. Explore your interest in taking part in the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Youth Programme
Lecturer (Creative Writing)
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - North West England
Manchester Metropolitan University delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses and is staffed by one of the strongest and most diverse new-university research groups in the UK
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 10/07/2016 - London
Brunel University is seeking to recruit a dynamic teacher and high quality researcher at Senior Lecturer level to join our successful and innovative programme
Research Associate in Digital Storytelling/Narratives in Interactive Media and Games
Deadline: 04/07/2016 - Yorkshire
The University of York are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated researcher in digital narratives and storytelling to join our team in the Digital Creativity Labs
Junior Sales Executive
Deadline: 30/06/2016 - London
The London Review of Books is looking for a talented, motivated Junior Sales Exec to join our team in Bloomsbury, London
Cafe Supervisor
Deadline: 20/06/2016 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre is a creative literacy centre for children aged 0-11 years and their families, carers and teachers
Literary Associate
Deadline: 08/07/2016 - South East England
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury is looking for a new literary associate to help extend, enrich and diversify its programme of new writing activity
Directors
Deadline: 10/06/2016 - Wales
Literature Wales is looking for individuals with an enthusiasm for the literatures of Wales and the world to join its Management Board
Writer/Poet
Deadline: 15/06/2016 - West Midlands
Disappear Here are looking for writers/poets to submit three ideas / proposals / full poems for a collaborative poetry-film project about Coventry ringroad
Finance and Operations Manager
Deadline: 04/07/2016 - London
We are looking for an experienced and skilled Finance and Operations Manager who is committed to First Story’s vision
Artist/s in Residence
Deadline: 20/06/2016 - West Midlands
Warwickshire Poetry Voices is looking to commission an accomplished and dynamic artist, collective or organisation to produce an inspirational artwork for display within Kenilworth Library
Lectureship in Creative Writing (Prose)
Deadline: 28/06/2016 - North East England
The School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics at Newcastle University wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing with a focus on prose

Competitions/Submissions
Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Deadline: 31/08/2016 - International
Now in its ninth year, the Award is an internationally renowned literary prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine
Popshot Magazine - 'Hope'
Deadline: 24/07/2016 - UK
We are now open for short fiction and poetry submissions for our forthcoming issue of Popshot on the theme of 'Hope'
Venues: Apply to Host the Max Reinhardt Literacy Awards 2016-17
Deadline: 01/08/2016 - England
For creative writing and literacy work with schools, galleries, art museums and visual arts venues in England
The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2016
Deadline: 15/09/2016 - UK
The Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize asks young writers aged 14-25 to respond to the life and/or work of a small selection of Second World War poets:
Black Theatre Live
Deadline: 01/07/2016 - UK
The Black Theatre Live national touring consortium is inviting expression of interest applications for the 3rd mid-scale touring/co-production for 2017-18
Ambit Summer Competition 2016
Deadline: 01/07/2016 - UK
Ambit Magazine announces the launch of its 2016 Poetry and Fiction Competition. There’s no theme this year – just send us your best work on any subject, in any style
Writing in Practice - Final Call
Deadline: 17/06/2016 - UK
NAWE's new Journal of Creative Writing Research, Writing in Practice, is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to explore the nature of the art of writing, highlighting current academic thinking and practice, and reflecting on this with an international outlook
Somerset Young Poets Competition
Deadline: 17/06/2016 - South West England
Aged betwen 7 and 16? How would you like to win a journal, book token, pen and even a visit to your school by a professional writer?
Call for papers for Pedagogical conference and XII EACWP Symposium Turin 2016
Deadline: 20/06/2016 - Europe
Scuola Holden in co-operation with European Association of Creative Writing Programs (EACWP) will organize The International Conference on Creative Writing and Storytelling
The London Magazine's Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: 30/06/2016 - International
The London Magazine's annual poetry competition looks for new poets whose work is adventurous, innovative and surprising in both form and content
The Elbow Room Prize 2016
Deadline: 14/08/2016 - UK
We at Elbow Room a delighted to return with The Elbow Room Prize. We are inviting artists and writers from across the arts to submit work to The Elbow Room Prize
New Horrors
Deadline: 01/07/2016 - UK
Dead Ink will publish New Horrors as a series of subscription eBooks, so we want stories between 5,000 and 30,000 words in length
Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition 2016 - Final Call
Deadline: 13/06/2016 - UK
Separate from our competition for single poems, our annual pamphlet competition accepts completed collections that are 20-24 pages long, and include 18-20 poems. The rest is up to the writer!
Mslexia Poetry Competition 2016 - Final Call
Deadline: 13/06/2016 - UK
With springtime comes the launch of our our annual Women’s Poetry Competition!
Shortest Day (for Solstice Shorts 2016)
Deadline: 21/06/2016 - UK
This year's Solstice Shorts Festival (21st December) once again falls on a weekday, so we are taking that Short thing and making it really curt and to the point. and our Subject is Shortest Day
The A3 Review
Deadline: 25/06/2016 - UK
The A3 Review is a literary magazine that acts like a map. It runs monthly writing contests to find the best short fiction, poetry and artwork for its bi-annual issues
The Brighton Prize 2016
Deadline: 10/06/2016 - UK
The Brighton Prize was founded to find brilliant short story writers. We offer cash prizes for new short and flash fiction
Foyle Young Poets Award 2016
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - UK
The biggest competition for writers aged 11-17, winners receive fantastic prizes and support for their writing
2016-17 Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism 2016-17
Deadline: 30/11/2016 - UK
The 2016-17 Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism is open for entries. Now in its fifth year, and with an increased total prize fund of £4000, the prize recognises previously unpublished, imaginative, original, and thought-provoking arts journalism

Funding
Playwrights' Studio, Scotland: Writers Projects
Deadline: November 18th
Experienced mid-career or professional playwrights can apply for up to £3,250 to experiment with their writing
The Luke Bitmead Bursary 2016
Deadline: July 15th
The Luke Bitmead Bursary is an annual award set up to support and encourage the work of fledgling novel writers
Wakefield Lit Fest Seed Fund 2016
Deadline: June 13th
The seed fund is a community initiative that enables groups and individuals to get involved with the festival by producing their own events
The Creative Future Literary Awards 2016
Deadline: June 13th
The Creative Future Literary Awards is a national literary competition and high profile awards ceremony which celebrates talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance
New Writers Awards 2016
Deadline: July 6th
The New Writers Awards are managed by Scottish Book Trust in association with Creative Scotland and each year they provide 10 unpublished writers with financial support to enable them to concentrate on developing their work
Words in the City Micro-Commissions
Deadline: April 15th
Bradford Literature Festival offering 3 awards of up to £500 to support poets and artists to create new work that can be shared or performed at Words in the City 2016
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship
Deadline: March 31st
NeThe fellowship can be used to fund travel and accommodation in the UK and internationally
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships
Deadline: March 10th 2016
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, run in partnership with Hiive, provide financial support and mentoring for five talented young artists aged 18-30 from across the UK and Ireland
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: April 11th
We are now accepting applications for the spring 2016 round of RSL Brookleaze Grants
Theatre Exterior
Deadline: February 29th
Chorlton Arts Festival have up to £500 available to commission separate organisations/artists/collectives to create new theatre
PhD Studentship
Deadline: 22nd January 2016
Keele University is pleased to announce an opportunity for an excellent student to join our vibrant PGR community starting February 2016
Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers' Award
Deadline: January 31 2016
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work
Unlimited
Deadline: February 28th
£1.8 million will support the development of a range of new work by Deaf and disabled artists
Sustained Theatre fund
Deadline: June 9th
This £2 million fund will offer support to the development of Black and minority ethnic theatre makers across the wider theatre sector in England
Change Makers
Deadline: June 23rd
£2.6 million to help address the lack of diversity in arts leadership. It will fund long-term relationships between National Portfolio Organisations and aspiring arts leaders from the Black and minority ethnic and D/deaf and disabled communities
Elevate
Deadline: January 28th
A £2.1 million fund created to develop the strength, management and governance of diverse-led organisations outside the Arts Council’s National Portfolio
Society of Author's Grants for Writers in Need
Deadline: Rolling
Grants for Writers in Need The Society's charitable trusts award occasional grants to authors who find themselves in financial difficulty
The Nurturing Talent Fund: Time to Shine
Deadline: December 18th
Anyone aged 14-20, living in Scotland. Individuals can apply for up to £200 in funding while groups of two or more people can apply for up to £750
PEN Translates
Deadline: December 7th
PEN Translates was launched in 2012, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages
Scottish Enterprise Collaberation Prize
Deadline: December 17th Deadline
Win £10,000 to set up a consortium co-operative with like-minded businesses in the creative industries

Events
Starting Your Novel and Carrying On with Nathan Filer & Tiffany Murray
Region: Wales
Have you started your novel? How many times? Perhaps you find it difficult to get past page fifty, to sustain your narrative, your enthusiasm? Have you spent months, maybe years redrafting the tricky first chapter? Do you get lost in your plot?
Embodying Poetry with Damian Walford Davies & Richard Marggraf Turley
Region: Wales
How can poetry map the human body in unexpected ways? What are the links between the substance of a poem and our very flesh? The breath of poetry and our own breathing?
Poems about People with Jonathan Edwards & Patience Agbabi
Region: Wales
This course will look at different ways of writing about people, from the character sketch to the monologue, encouraging you to think carefully about voice as well as description and observation
Six-Month Novel-Writing Course with Louise Wener
Region: London
The hugely popular and intensive course for 15 aspiring novelists, featuring direct input from our literary agent team, and based in Curtis Brown's offices
Online Writing for Children Course with Catherine Johnson
Region: International
Led by a bestselling children's author, this dedicated course is for those working on Young Adult, Middle Grade or Young Fiction
Six-Month Online Novel Writing with Nikita Lalwani
Region: International
With teaching sessions designed for online spaces and flexible scheduling, you can join this course wherever you live, in whatever time you have free
Cuckoo Young Writers Summer Schools
Region: North East England
This summer, Cuckoo has a creative writing summer school for every taste- join us for everything from song writing to crime fiction, spoken word to making poetry out of paper, scissors and glue!
The Future of the Humanities
Region: Yorkshire
The Future of the Humanities, a free one day event organised by the Centre for Culture and the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in collaboration with Palgrave and The Tetley
University Women in the Arts - First Public Event
Region: London
University Women in the Arts, the new scheme for female students studying arts subjects at Universities across the UK, has announced its first public event
Creative Writing and Creative Culture Symposium
Region: Yorkshire
This free event, hosted by York St John University, is in partnership with the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI), based at the University of Canberra. The symposium will be followed by an evening reading/performance and book launch.
Working with Creative Writing in Dementia Settings
Region: South West England
At Lit Up!, we're really excited to announce a new initiative between Lit Up! and Age Concern that aims to engage local writers with Memory Lane cafes, using creative writing as a means of connecting with people with dementia
Byte The Book - How To Publish Crime & Thriller Books That Audiences Want to Read
Region: London
The panel will discuss both the commercial and creative process of successful publishing in this genre
Write & Shine: Early Morning Writing Classes with Gemma Seltzer
Region: London
Please join us for the next set of Write & Shine early morning writing workshops. On Thursday mornings we wake early to write in the first light of day
Young Adult Fiction: Martyn Bedford & Cat Clarke, Guest: Anne Fine
Region: Scotland
Writing young adult fiction comes with its own demands. Do you want to reach the teen audience, but unsure how to hit the right tone? Make your story a page-turning read? Develop credible characters without cliché?
Finchley Literary Festival 2016
Region: London
This year's festival has many new events taking place in Finchley throughout the 24th-26st June
Write, Walk, Write & Fimina
Region: London
Whether you are looking for creative inspiration or wish to use writing as a tool for personal exploration, these two very different summer workshops offer the opportunity to connect spontaneously with your true core as a source of authentic expression
Writing Time
Region: South West England
Come and experience an introductory three-hour workshop in creative, expressive and reflective writing for wellbeing, self-development and pleasure with a qualified facilitator in Bradford-on-Avon
Art and Text: Creating the City with Claire Collison
Region: London
For writers who want to get visual, and artists who want to get wordy - and anyone who loves getting creative out and about, taking inspiration from the city
Explore the City, Express Your Story: Urban Curiosity and Storytelling Workshop
Region: London
Is the story that you're telling the world helping you attract more of the creative work that you love - or is it holding you back?
How to Write Historical Fiction & Get Published
Region: London
If you want to write historical fiction, learn from the best at our day of writing workshops and panel discussions with bestselling authors, leading publishers and literary agents

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