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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
Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing
Deadline: 11/08/2016 - South West England
The University of the West of England are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing
Hull 2017 City of Culture: 'No Limits' Teacher Engagement Programme
Deadline: 10/10/2016 - Yorkshire
Open to organisations/individuals that are based in Hull, or have worked in Hull in the past year
Editor
Deadline: 17/10/2016 - London
The Poetry Review is among the world’s most dynamic and influential literary magazines
Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries
Deadline: 21/10/2016 - South West England
The University of Portsmouth has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and for staff and student satisfaction, alongside internationally recognised research strengths
Creative Programmes Administration Intern
Deadline: 02/10/2016 - London
The successful candidate will support and work with the Creative Youth Project Manager for the #CultureMakers (CM) and the Creative Employment Programmes (CEP)
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 24/10/2016 - London
We are looking to appoint a fiction writer to join the Creative Writing Programme at Birkbeck, University of London
Creative Industries Support Tutor
Deadline: 30/09/2016 - London
Big Creative Training Ltd are looking for an outstanding support tutor with experience of the creative industries to join our dedicated team based in Walthamstow
Writer/Facilitator
Deadline: 14/10/2016 - South East England
We’re looking to appoint an experienced, versatile Writer/Facilitator to lead a fortnightly Women’s Writing Group as part of the SO:Write project
Arts Administrator
Deadline: 10/10/2016 - South West England
Can art enhance people’s wellbeing? Arts in Hospital is a small, charitable organisation based at Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
Assistant Producer
Deadline: 10/10/2016 - London
Apples & Snakes is seeking a creative, ambitious and hardworking Assistant Producer to join our pioneering arts organisation
Producer
Deadline: 10/10/2016 - London
Apples & Snakes is seeking a creative, ambitious and dynamic Producer to join our team
Programme Manager
Deadline: 10/10/2016 - London
Spread the Word is looking for a Programme Manager. This key role will open up opportunities and provide support for London’s writers
Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature
Deadline: 02/10/2016 - Yorkshire
The School of Humanities at York St John University are looking to appoint a specialist in Creative Writing to join our vibrant and growing English Literature and Creative Writing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
Assistant Centre Director (Maternity) - Final Call
Deadline: 26/09/2016 - South West England
Would you like to work for the UK’s leading creative writing charity, helping to run an Arvon writing centre in Devon?
BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme 2017
Deadline: 03/10/2016 - UK
The BBC shall be commissioning 8 writers to write an original series or serial script for BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Three Online. To apply you must have at least one production credit (a drama, at least 30 mins in duration) to your name
Publishing Contracts Advisor
Deadline: 30/09/2016 - London
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Society of Authors’ highly-respected professional advisory team
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
Deadline: 01/10/2016 - London
Trinity College London are recruiting an experienced marketing and communications manager to lead on the planning and implementation of marketing and campaign plans for the Arts Programmes team
Writer in Residence
Deadline: 07/10/2016 - South West England
Two art writers in residence in Plymouth who will be working as part of a regional scheme to develop critical writing around the visual arts in the South West
Freelance Book Festival Technician
Deadline: 05/10/2016 - South East England
As part of a small and dynamic team, you will work closely with the Quarterhouse management team to provide technical services for the Folkestone Book Festival
Administrator
Deadline: 30/09/2016 - London
Poetry London is recruiting a new Administrator. This newly expanded role is crucial to the smooth running of the organisation

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
The Novel Fair 2017
Deadline: 21/10/2016 - Europe
The Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents
MIX 2017 Call for Papers: Revolutions, Regenerations, Reflections
Deadline: 30/01/2017 - South West England
After the success of the last three MIX conferences, MIX 2017 returns to Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Campus
Dynamo Mentoring Scheme
Deadline: 17/10/2016 - West Midlands
Are you a BAME, Disabled or Deaf, Low-income or LGBTQI+ Poet who lives, works or studies in the West Midlands region?
The Novella Project
Deadline: 01/12/2016 - UK
We are looking for novellas between 20,000 and 50,000 words in length from UK authors who have not yet had a full-length work published
Here Comes Everyone
Deadline: 06/10/2016 - UK
It's submissions time again and the next issue of Here Comes Everyone is going to be the East & West Issue
SLAMbassadors UK 2016
Deadline: 30/09/2016 - UK
SLAMbassadors is the national youth slam for 12-18 year olds. Since 2001 it has been unearthing new talent, igniting live events, and developing the future of UK spoken word
National Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: 31/10/2016 - UK
The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems and has a first prize of £5,000
The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2016
Deadline: 30/11/2016 - UK
The Rialto invites you to enter our first ever pamphlet competition, with the chance of getting published in our award-winning pamphlet series
#LossLit Issue 4
Deadline: 21/10/2016 - International
LossLit is an attempt by its co-creators, Kit Caless and Aki Schilz, to explore the various influences of loss in literature
The Guardian Young Critics Competition 2016
Deadline: 17/10/2016 - UK
Review one of the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2016 longlisted books as an individual or a school book group and be in with a chance of winning books, national book tokens and an invite to meet authors at our award ceremony
PENing Magazine
Deadline: 30/09/2016 - Scotland
Scottish PEN’s bi-annual magazine is again seeking writing from people living in Scotland who are from other parts of the world, to appear with work from its writer-members. The theme this time is “Messages”
English: Shared Futures
Deadline: 07/10/2016 - UK
The English Association, University English, the National Association of Writers in Education and the Institute of English Studies are joining together to host a major conference for the whole of the discipline of English
Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017
Deadline: 01/11/2016 - International
The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English written by a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
London Stories: Made By Migrants
Deadline: 15/09/2016 - London
Battersea Arts Centre are looking for people from all backgrounds and of all ages to participate in a new project on the theme of migration to London
The CityLife Prize for Fiction by Young Writers
Deadline: 15/03/2017 - London
The CityLife Prize for Fiction by Young Writers is a new literary fiction prize from the University of East London. It is open to all London-based writers aged 16 to 19
British Essay Writing Contest
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - UK
Here at UK Writings we think we're the best at writing top class essays, but have you ever thought about beating us at our own game?
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
Magma Poetry Competition 2016/17
Deadline: 16/01/2017 - International
Magma's 2016/17 poetry competitions are now open for your prize-winning long and short poems
Sceptre Loves
Deadline: 14/02/2017 - UK
Hodder & Stoughton's literary imprint Sceptre is marking the release of a collection of stories about love in November by launching a love-themed short story competition

Funding
Spread The Word TLC Free Reads 2016-17
Deadline: November 17th 2016
Free Reads gives high quality aspiring authors, who under normal circumstances may not be able to afford it, access to The Literary Consultancy’s professional editorial reading service
NESTA Matched Crowdfunding
Deadline: TBA
As crowdfunding in the UK continues to grow, it is also becoming an increasingly important source of finance for arts and heritage projects
Feeney Fellowships 2016
Deadline: September 30th
Feeney Trustees offer annually two Feeney Fellowships of up to £3000 to provide opportunities for Birmingham-based arts practitioners to broaden their expertise and develop their careers
Internship Funding
Deadline: September 26th
As part of the Creative Employment Programme, the Westway Trust can provide between £2,500 and £4,475 in funding to organisations to employ a paid Intern to work within the creative industries
TLC Free Reads - London
Deadline: October 17th
Spread the Word is proud to be TLC’s London regional partner once again and to select London-based writers for Free Editorial Reads
TLC Free Reads - Literature Works
Deadline: September 30th
If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you
Cooperation Projects
Deadline: October 5th
This funding opportunity supports the delivery of cultural and creative transnational cooperation projects across any art form for a maximum duration of four years
Arts Council England: Business Support
Deadline: August 18th
The Business Support programme focuses on both delivery and increasing knowledge and understanding of business support within the cultural creative sector at a strategic level
Arts Council England: Building Resilience
Deadline: September 8th
The fund aims to increase the resilience of up to 100 cultural organisations and to provide models and case studies that can be shared and used more widely to increase resilience across the sector
Arts Council England: Celebrating Age
Deadline: October 13th
The Celebrating Age programme is jointly funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation and supports the shared objectives of both organisations
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
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

Events
Arts Award Adviser Training Scotland
Region: Scotland
Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award
Arts Award Adviser Training Yorkshire
Region: Yorkshire
Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award
Arts Award Adviser Training South East
Region: South East England
Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award
Rochester Literature Festival Workshops and Writers’ Retreat
Region: South East England
We have three very different workshops for you this year: Try your hand at screenwriting, be brave and learn about self publishing, or figure out where your story will take place with our world building session
Building a Creative Nation: a Skills Academy (Midlands) Networking event
Region: West Midlands
A networking event, organised by Creative & Cultural Skills/National Skills Academy, bringing together a wide range of people working in the Midlands to discuss needs and development opportunities
Write & Shine morning writing workshop in Canary Wharf
Region: London
Write & Shine creative writing workshops offer a stimulating environment to write and to meditate on the inspirational power of the morning
Word Factory’s Masterclass with David Vann
Region: London
Join the award-winning Vann, creative writing professor at the University of Warwick and Guggenheim Fellow, for an exclusive masterclass on O'Connor and Katherine Anne Porte
Poetry Protest Project
Region: London
Are you angry about the state of the world and want to write poetry that inspires change? Learn how to be an activist using just pen and paper, and protest using the spoken word
Exploring Resilience with Ted Bowman using Writing, Poetry and Stories
Region: South East England
In this experiential workshop, participants will explore metaphors of resilience with the intention of promoting resiliency for themselves and others
SO:Write - How to Write About Theatre
Region: South East England
Explore the subtle principles of reviewing theatre, with Guardian critic Mark Fisher. What exactly makes engaging and lively reviews?
Ebook Workshops with Ian Skillicorn
Region: London
These workshops cover everything you need to know when considering whether to self-publish your writing as ebooks
Write Here
Region: London
Find some inspiration to write from your everyday life, and become inspired by your local area to create new work
NAWE Conference 2016
Region: West Midlands
The NAWE Annual Conference will take place this year in the beautiful medieval town of Stratford-upon Avon during the Shakespeare 400 celebrations (Booking Deadline: October 7th)
Write a Cracking Good Short Story Workshop with John Irving Clarke
Region: Yorkshire
A practical approach to writing short stories for experienced and beginner writers alike
Award in Education and Training
Region: London
This course aims to provide an entry point qualification for those who want to teach creative writing or writing for well-being in the life-long learning sector or perhaps who already do, but find the lack of a teaching qualification a barrier to progress
Arvon: Writing to Make Change Happen
Region: Yorkshire
How can we forge a narrative together in this time of ecological and social crisis; one that is not afraid to communicate hard truths and helps people thrive in difficult times?
Byte The Book - How can we use digital to drive discoverability and sell more Children’s books?
Region: London
We return to the Club at the Cafe Royal with a stellar panel who will discuss how we can use digital to drive discoverability and sell more Children’s book
Comma Short Story Courses
Region: East Midlands
Our six-month courses specialise in the short story genre, and are delivered by a knowledgeable and esteemed writer in collaboration with ourselves
Hampshire Writers’ Society
Region: South West England
The Hampshire Writers' Society welcomes writers at all stages of their skills to enjoy monthly talks by professional authors, poets, playwrights, commissioning editors, literary agents and those in the printing industry at The Stripe Theatre, University of Winchester, Winchester
Creative Writing Workshop
Region: South East England
Sign up for a creative writing course being held over five weekday mornings during Guildford Book Festival. Run by Rachel Marsh from the University of Surrey

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