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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
Producer (New Writing)
Deadline: 19/06/2015 - London
Hurlyburly is a UK-based theatre company creating and developing predominantly new writing work with an international focus
Digital Communications Officer
Deadline: 01/06/2015 - London
Arvon is one of the UK’s leading creative writing charities, renowned for its residential creative writing courses for schools, groups and individuals
Development Officer
Deadline: 22/06/2015 - London
Theatre Royal Stratford East are seeking a development professional to contribute to our overall fundraising strategy, principally through making applications to charitable trusts and foundations
Script Readers
Deadline: 29/05/2015 - Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Playhouse is recruiting Script Readers for our next open submission window in June 2015
Senior Commissioning Editor, Women’s Fiction
Deadline: 01/06/2015 - London
Transworld have a brilliant opportunity for an experienced and entrepreneurial acquiring editor to join Transworld as Senior Commissioning Editor
Festival Assistant
Deadline: 05/06/2015 - Yorkshire
An ideal opportunity for new and recent graduates wanting to gain experience of working in arts administration, marketing or arts or events management at Ilkley Literature Festival
Freelance Facilitator / Tutor
Deadline: 08/07/2015 - North West England
Proper Job Theatre Company are looking to expand our pool of freelance facilitator/tutors to join the delivery team of our flagship programme, ‘The LAB Project’
Artistic Director
Deadline: 08/06/2015 - Yorkshire
The award winning Yorkshire Festival is looking for an experienced and dynamic Artistic Director to lead and articulate the artistic vision for Yorkshire Festival 2016
Marketing Officer (Temporary)
Deadline: 31/05/2015 - North West England
Waterside Arts Centre is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale in Trafford comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces
Writer in Residence
Deadline: 19/06/2015 - London
This is a new post which will enable the successful candidate to take creative writing to a new level in the school
Trustee
Deadline: 05/06/2015 - South West England
Literature Works’ mission is to invest in Literature Development in South West England and we are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England
Creative Economy Programme Specialist (Digital Innovation)
Deadline: 07/06/2015 - London
The British Council have an excellent opportunity for a Digital innovation specialist within their creative economy team
New Writing Manager (Musical Theatre Initiative)
Deadline: 01/06/2015 - London
Theatre Royal Stratford East is looking for an energetic individual to manage all aspects of TRSE’s Musical Theatre Initiative
Editorial Intern
Deadline: 23/06/2015 - London
Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English
Director
Deadline: 07/06/2015 - London
Rewrite are seeking an inspirational person for the role of Director, to both manage the effective running of Rewrite’s successful projects and events
Editorial Assistant
Deadline: 22/05/2015 - Yorkshire
Aesthetica Magazine are recruiting a full-time Editorial Assistant to work in our busy York office
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 01/06/2015 - London
The Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the University of Greenwich is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing, within the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre
Lecturer in Creative Writing (Teaching & Scholarship)
Deadline: 14/06/2015 - South East England
Are you committed to the teaching of creative writing and interested in developing your skills and experience in a high-profile area of the School of English at the University of Kent?
Playwright
Deadline: 24/05/2015 - North West England
Express Youth Theatre are looking for a playwright based in the North West to develop a new script
Grants Manager
Deadline: 08/06/2015 - London
Foundation for FutureLondon is an exciting new charity, recently founded to realise the ambition of Olympicopolis, a new cultural and university district on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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
Ilkley Literature Festival Writing Competitions 2015
Deadline: 31/07/2015 - International
Blake Morrison will be judging the Adult Poetry Competition, while novelist and Patricia Duncker will pick the winner in the Adult Short Story Competition
Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2016
Deadline: 05/09/2014 - Scotland
The New Writers Awards are a fantastic opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing
Neon Literary Magazine
Deadline: 01/08/2015 - International
Literary magazine Neon seeks submissions of prose and poetry for summer issue
NAWE Conference 2015 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: 31/05/2015 - UK
The NAWE Conference invites writers to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching of writing at all levels
Meniscus
Deadline: 01/07/2015 - International
Meniscus is an online, free access literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)
Finding Words - a new writing initiative for young playrights
Deadline: 06/07/2015 - North West England
The Ashton Group is searching for a new stage play with which to tour the North West, professionally produced by its acclaimed Apprenticed Actors Company
WriterSlam
Deadline: 22/05/2015 - London
WriterSlam UK is a new initiative to help TV production companies and broadcasters access new and established writers from diverse backgrounds, and support them in their career development
Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers
Deadline: 15/06/2015 - Wales
Budding writers from across Wales are being invited to enter a competition to have their work published in a new anthology of the nations’ most talented young scribes
2015 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize
Deadline: 24/07/2015 - UK
The winning poet will receive a cheque for £2,500, a week of ‘protected’ writing time on the East Suffolk coast, plus a fee-paying invitation to read at the 2016 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
New Writing Scotland 34
Deadline: 30/09/2015 - Scotland
New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination
CIT Flash Fiction Competition 2015
Deadline: 11/09/2015 - North West England
We are looking for stories, in any genre and on any theme, up to 500 words long. The competition will be judged by micro-fiction trailblazer David Gaffney
The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition
Deadline: 31/08/2015 - International
With two top prizes of £1000 on offer, the competition seeks to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world
The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year
Deadline: 30/06/2015 - UK
Young Writer of the Year Award of £5,000 is awarded for a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by an author of 35 years or under
The Novella Award 2015
Deadline: 05/06/2015 - UK
The Novella Award is open to any unpublished novella between 20,000 and 40,000 words in length, and to any writer in the English-speaking world
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
The Luke Bitmead Bursary 2015
Deadline: 01/08/2015 - UK
The Luke Bitmead Bursary is an annual award set up to support and encourage the work of fledgling novelists, and is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished authors: a publishing contract with Legend Press and a £2500 cash bursary
The Fifth Word Award
Deadline: 15/07/2015 - East Midlands
Fifth Word Theatre Company and Nottingham Playhouse are launching a brand new one-act play competition to uncover new playwriting talent across the East Midlands
Player-Playwrights Short Play Competition
Deadline: 01/06/2015 - London
Player-Playwrights, London’s only weekly forum for new stage writing, is holding an open competition for new short plays (20 minutes maximum) on the theme of DANGER
The Manchester Poetry Prize 2015
Deadline: 25/09/2015 - International
£10,000 prizes for the best portfolio of three to five poems (maximum combined length: 120 lines) and the best short story of up to 2,500 words

Funding
Burgess Foundation Travel Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Applications for small travel grants are invited from researchers working on the literature and music of Anthony Burgess
FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards
Deadline: April 30th
The inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations
ArtWorks Development Grants
Deadline: May 11th
Paul Hamlyn Foundation is launching a new call for proposals for grants of up to £3,500 to support projects that apply and embed the learning from ArtWorks
The Wrap-Up Fund
Deadline: May 1st
Sixteen IdeasTap members/groups will be awarded £500 to help finish off their creative project
Creative Future
Deadline: June 15th
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
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

Events
Writers and Teachers Skills Sharing Symposium
Region: North West England
The Poetry Society, NAWE, First Story and the University of Bolton are running a Skills Sharing Day aimed at writers who work in schools (any age range) and teachers with an interest in creative writing or who teach the subject
Wiltshire Weekend Writers' Getaway
Region: South West England
This weekend is ideal for kickstarting new dramas and kickboxing writers’ blocks. Using a secret melange of stimulating writing tasks and exploration of the surrounding rare breeds’ farm as a source of inspiration
Six-Month Novel-Writing Course with Louise Wener
Region: London
Curtis Brown Creative’s six-month novel-writing course draws on our expertise to give students the best possible teaching and industry insights, so they can get that novel written and ready to send out to agents
WordsWorkWell
Region: Scotland
Creative Facilitation for Care-givers, NHS staff, Librarians, and those that work in Hospitals, Mental Health Centers, Prisons, Parks...and Your Site
Mix 03 Writing Digital
Region: South West England
Writer Naomi Alderman, theorist Florian Cramer, and performers Blast Theory set to appear at this year’s Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL Conference 2015
In Their Own Words – First Person Narration Workshop with Jenn Ashworth
Region: East England
Come and explore all aspects of the narrative voice as writer and tutor Jenn Ashworth guides you through the difficult world of narration
A Criminal Record – Writing Historical Crime & Thrillers with Karen Maitland
Region: East England
Dive into the thrilling world of historical crime writing, and explore the dark avenues of creativity with respected Historical Crime writer Karen Maitland
Professional Development Day with Melanie Gow, Barry Kernon, John Prebble and Roger Robinson
Region: East England
Fill your toolbox with all the knowledge necessary to move into the world of professional writing in this Professional Development Day
Poetry Workout with Tom Chivers
Region: East England
Give your poetry a trip to bootcamp with this day of writing tips and exercises with poet and publisher, Tom Chivers
The University of Winchester Writers’ Festival
Region: South East England
Now in its 35th year, the Festival aims to nurture new and established creative writers from around the UK and overseas working in all forms and genres
To The Stage – How To Make Theatre for Young Audiences
Region: North West England
As Arts Council England’s commitment to making great art for everyone increases, many theatre companies, programmers, producers and makers are looking to create more opportunities for families and young people to engage with theatre
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?
Use Writing to Be Happier and Set Goals That Matters
Region: London
Do you want to learn the psychology behind writing and how it impacts wellbeing? Are you curious about how you can set goals - in writing and life - that really matter, and that you'll really be able to achieve?
Start Write Now
Region: South West England
Start Write Now is a four-week course for anyone with a writing dream. Based in Charminster, Bournemouth, sessions are run on four consecutive Saturdays
The Power of Creative Collaboration
Region: Scotland
Are you a creative arts practitioner or organisation based in or around the Scottish Borders? Interested in exploring the rewards and challenges of creative collaboration?
NAWE Conference 2015 - Now open for bookings
Region: South West England
The essential UK event for all those involved in the teaching of writing, enabling writers and their colleagues in education to share their experience of teaching writing at all levels and to address current issues
Writing for Well-Being: Objects for Inspiration
Region: East England
Description: Writing for well-being is about writing as a process rather than a product; a process that is gently explorative, enjoyable and life enhancing
Teaching Creative Writing: The Tricky Bits!
Region: London
Even the best and most experienced creative writing tutors can run into difficulties when teaching adult groups. How do you deal with someone who tries to dominate the group?
Writing Workshop at BrockleyMAX
Region: London
Arachne Press presents a writing workshop on the theme of Festival
Write on the Farm – Exploring Inner and Outer Landscapes
Region: North West England
This ongoing series of monthly creative writing workshops explores where we live, how we dwell, 'deep maps', memory and myth

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