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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
Website Co-ordinator
Deadline: 04/12/2017 - Scotland
Scottish Book Trust seeks an enthusiastic Website Co-ordinator to support the management of our website and play a key part in the development and introduction of our new website.
Freelance Creative Workshop Facilitators, Grimm & Co
Deadline: 24/11/2017 - Yorkshire
Grimm & Co is a children's writing charity that changes the world one story at a time. We are looking for more great freelance creative facilitators to help us deliver innovative, engaging workshops.
Lecturer in Creative Writing (0.5 FTE)
Deadline: 12/02/2018 - London
The English Department at Queen Mary, University of London wishes to appoint a part time Lecturer in Creative Writing with a specialism in poetry and the ability to teach other forms of narrative and non-fiction writing at first-year level.
Royal Literary Fund Fellowships 2019
Deadline: 23/03/2018 - UK
Royal Literary Fund Fellowships offer professional writers the opportunity to work for two days a week in a university helping students to develop their writing skills.
Development and Communications Officer
Deadline: 13/12/2017 - Wales
Literature Wales is offering a new one year full-time work placement starting in February 2018 as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme.
The University of Edinburgh: Creative practitioners
Deadline: 15/12/2017 - Scotland
Storyteller and visual artist opportunity for workshop delivered as part of the University of Edinburgh's Festival of Creative Learning (February 2018).
Part Time Lecturer in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting)
Deadline: 04/12/2017 - Northern Ireland
Queen's University Belfast - School of Arts, English and Languages seeks experienced creative writing lecturer/s with specialism in scriptwriting (stage and/or screen and/or radio). Post available as job share or as two part time posts.
Writer-in-Residence, Gunnersbury Park & Museum
Deadline: 24/11/2017 - London
Gunnersbury Park & Museum is seeking to appoint a Writer-in-Residence to develop new work inspired by the parkland and gardens and to deliver engagement and participation activities.
Artist in Residence SPINE Festival 2018
Deadline: 20/11/2017 - London
Apples and Snakes and London library partners are seeking four dynamic artists from a range of different creative disciplines to be part of SPINE Festival 2018.
Reader Leader, Criminal Justice or PIPEs setting
Deadline: 24/11/2017 - England
The Reader is looking for experienced and resilient individuals who can work in challenging settings including prisons and probation hostels. Casual Cover.
Training Project Manager, Ministry of Stories
Deadline: 20/11/2017 - London
Ministry of Stories is looking for a training manager to devise a number of new training programmes designed to increase the impact and reach of our work to support children’s writing both locally and nationally.
Connections Dramaturg
Deadline: 27/11/2017 - London
The National Theatre is currently looking for a dramaturg for its annual youth theatre festival Connections.
Dramaturg, National Theatre
Deadline: 14/11/2017 - London
Are you a Dramaturg who has the passion to bring forward new forms and to champion work which is diverse, both culturally and formally, for the NT’s stages? If so, we would like to hear from you.
Communications and Digital Officer
Deadline: 29/11/2017 - London
Arvon is looking for an experienced individual to promote Arvon’s creative writing courses and retreats to maximise attendance and assist the development and delivery of Arvon’s digital strategy.
Creative Marketing Coordinator
Deadline: 30/11/2017 - London
Poet in the City is looking for a talented Creative Marketing Coordinator to produce digital content and communications that inspires and engages its key audiences.
Independent Evaluation Consultant
Deadline: 24/11/2017 - South West England
Literature Works seeks an experienced evaluation consultant for ‘Word on Tour’, a 26-venue live literature tour to libraries in Devon, Somerset, and Cornwall and Scilly.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Comics, Graphic Novels & Sequential Art
Deadline: 03/12/2017 - North East England
Teesside University - School of Computing, Media & The Arts is looking for an individual with a good honours degree and higher degree in a relevant discipline, plus significant practical experience.
Assistant Editor, Wasafiri Magazine
Deadline: 21/11/2017 - London
Working with a world renowned literary journal, the Assistant Editor will join a new and dynamic editorial team.
Part time Administrator, Literature Works
Deadline: 01/12/2017 - South West England
Literature Works is looking for a dynamic part time administrator (20 hours per week) to join our small team in our Plymouth office.

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Paper Nations
Deadline: 01/03/2017 - South West England
Paper Nations is currently looking for writers to run creative writing workshops across a range of schools we are working with in the South West
2018 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 01/05/2018 - International
The 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries from writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based. 1st prize £1,000, 2nd prize £700, 3rd prize £400 plus 17 further prizes of £100
The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2018
Deadline: 31/01/2018 - Scotland
The RLS Fellowship is an annual award that allows professional writers living in Scotland the opportunity to enjoy a month-long residency in France with a stipend of £1,200.
Cove Park Literature Residencies 2018
Deadline: 11/12/2017 - Scotland
Applications are invited from established national (UK) and international writers in any of the following genres: adult fiction, memoir, poetry, biography. Writers who cross or combine these genres are also welcome to apply.
Drama Script Room 2018
Deadline: 15/01/2018 - UK
BBC Writersroom's regular submission window for unsolicited scripts is open for Drama scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online) from 10am on Monday 11 December 2017 to 5pm on Monday 15 January 2018.
BBC Cymru Wales: Find Me Funny
Deadline: 15/01/2018 - Wales
BBC Cymru Wales are looking for the next generation of comedy writers. Up to three new comedy programme pilots will be made for BBC One Wales and BBC iPlayer. The pilot that makes the biggest impact - and gets the most laughs - will go on to be commissioned as a series.
The Northern Writers’ Awards 2018
Deadline: 01/02/2018 - North East England
Writers from across the North of England are invited to submit their work in progress to the Northern Writers’ Awards 2018 offering £40,000 of support for new writing from the North of England.
Poetry Film Competition 2018
Deadline: 26/01/2018 - International
Submissions are requested from poets and filmmakers as part of Light Up Poole, a unique digital Light Art Festival aiming to transform Poole’s town centre after dark from 15-17 February 2018.
Endless Different Ways - Muriel Spark Small Grants
Deadline: 04/12/2017 - Scotland
Small grants available for individual writers, artists and groups based in Scotland who are looking to celebrate the work and legacy of Muriel Spark.
Call for Hidden Door Spoken Word Proposals
Deadline: 20/11/2017 - UK
Hidden Door is looking for spoken word performers of all descriptions, and at any stage of their career, to take part in our 2018 festival in Edinburgh next May/June. Fee and budget provided.
Writing East Midlands The Writers’ Conference 2018: Agent and Editor One-to-Ones
Deadline: 19/01/2018 - East Midlands
Have your work read by and pitched to a literary agent or editor as part of The Writers’ Conference 2018. Applications now open.
Laldy! Call for Submissions
Deadline: 24/11/2017 - International
Clochoderick Press invites submissions of poetry and prose for its new bi-annual literary journal Laldy!
Queer Words Project Scotland
Deadline: 29/01/2018 - Scotland
QWPS (Queer Words Project Scotland) is a brand new mentoring and publishing opportunity for queer writers based in Scotland.
The Keats-Shelley Prize 2018
Deadline: 15/01/2018 - International
A call for poems and essays on the theme of Liberty: a celebration of Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound.
Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residencies 2018 - Additional Dates
Deadline: 04/12/2017 - Scotland
Applications invited from writers, curators, designers, architects, composers, choreographers and other cultural practitioners and theorists for two week residencies in March, May, August and November 2018
The Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31/03/2018 - International
The competition is open to writers worldwide, published and unpublished, over 18 years. First prize of £1,000 and 2 runner-up prizes of £100.
Submissions for Artsfest 2018
Deadline: 27/11/2017 - West Midlands
The University of Wolverhampton is looking to programme new and exciting professional work from across the Midlands as part of this multi-disciplinary festival.
The Bath Children’s Novel Award 2017
Deadline: 19/11/2017 - International
Call for submissions for middle grade and young adult novels in all genres from unsigned children’s novelists around the world.
Funding Campaign for Write for Wellbeing Workshops
Deadline: 21/11/2017 - East Midlands
Cast your vote today and help Writing East Midlands and High Peak Arts raise £5,000 to work with women who have experienced domestic abuse and/or have found themselves homeless

Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers' Award 2018
Deadline: December 15
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates outstanding literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work
RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction 2017
Deadline: October 2nd
The Royal Society of Literature is establishing annual awards for first-time writers of non-fiction – in perpetuity – because of a generous bequest from author and RSL Fellow Giles St Aubyn
New Writing South TLC Free Reads
Deadline: July 17 - October 15 & November 6 - January 14
The Literary Consultancy Free Reads Scheme offers talented, low-income writers in the south east the opportunity to apply for bursaried access to their valuable commercial services for writers
Literature Wales Funding for Writers Scheme
Deadline: August 16th
Literature Wales has announced that the next round of Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submissions
Seed Fund for New History Plays
Deadline: July 31st
Previously... Scotland's History Festival is launching a seed fund for the development of new history plays
New Writers Awards 2018
Deadline: July 5th
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
Royal Literary Fund
Deadline: Rolling
You are eligible to apply for help from the RLF if you have commercially published several works in the UK for a general readership and are suffering financial hardship
Royal Literary Fund Fellowships
Deadline: Rolling
Royal Literary Fund Fellowships offer professional writers the opportunity to work for two days a week in a university helping students to develop their writing skills
Travel Writing Bursary
Deadline: June 12th
The bursary ­ is open to unpublished/published writers living and working in Scotland who have, or would like to have, a travel piece in development
Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers
Deadline: June 23rd
The Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers recognises excellence and creativity in literary publishing, awarding one independent publisher from the UK or Ireland a cash prize of £10,000
Live Theatre Bursary 2017
Deadline: April 3rd
Would you like £2000 to develop an outstanding, imaginative, new piece of theatre?
The Creative Future Literary Awards 2017
Deadline: June 126th
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
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2017
Deadline: March 31st
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship supports a creative writer or writers for a period of travel and exists to remember the late writer Julia Darling
The 2017 £10 000 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Deadline: January 23rd
The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an annual award for adventure writing
Jerwood Creative Fellowships
Deadline: January 2nd
Thanks to the generosity of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Manchester International Festival are now offering six Greater Manchester-based creatives the chance to win a special MIF17 Fellowship that does exactly that
The Charles Pick Writing Fellowship
Deadline: February 28th 2017
The fellowship will give support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writers of fictional or non-fictional prose
Deadline: Friday 18th November
‘#goseeshare’ has been set up by the HYAH as a way to enable young people from across the Highlands to experience creative activity
Playwright's Studio Scotland Writers Projects
Deadline: Friday 18th November
Writers Projects are an opportunity for experienced mid-career or established playwrights to develop their work in a way that suits their creative process
Community Arts Commissions
Deadline: December 9th
Peterborough Presents… is a consortium of local artists, arts organisations and communities working together to create great art in our city
Writer's Centre Norwich - Free Reads
Deadline: December 5th 2016
TLC Free Reads is an Arts Council-funded bursary scheme designed for high quality writers living in the East of England who are finding that financial barriers are stunting their progress

Nourish! A day of walks, talks, food and creative writing at Hospitalfield
Region: Scotland
Hosted by Hospitalfield House and Writing Practice and Study Staff and Students of the University of Dundee
'Family Matters' Poetry Writing Workshop with Jane Seabourne
Region: West Midlands
This workshop is for anyone who enjoys writing poetry and having a day in the Shropshire countryside. It will address various aspects of 'family' and how to write poetry about them.
The Novel in Ninety Days - Next course starts Monday 8 January 2018
Region: International
Write a novel from “What If?” To “The End” with step by step daily guidance from author Louise Dean and support from the community of novelists at
The Garsdale Retreat - 2018 Programme of Courses, Tutored and Untutored Retreats Open for Booking
Region: Yorkshire
Building on the successes of its first season, The Garsdale Retreat is expanding from an essentially poetic base and developing a wider range of courses in 2018.
Creative Writes Themed Workshop - Keys
Region: London
We will take inspiration from objects, poems and our own memories. Keys can be an exciting and magical way in to new writing. You may be surprised…
Traverse Theatre Masterclass for Directors & Writers
Region: Scotland
This masterclass is geared towards directors and playwrights interested in exploring the process behind bringing a new text to the stage.
Writing West Midlands Short Course: Poetry and Parenthood with Helen Calcutt
Region: West Midlands
This writing workshop will explore themes of parenthood, and how we write about parenthood.
Ty Newydd: Songs and Lyric Writing Course with Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Region: Wales
Whether you intend writing songs aimed at the charts, to be sung at an open mic night, or to feature in a full scale musical, this six day residential course has something for you.
Breakthrough – Write Your Novel
Region: East England
A 12 week course with author Penny Hancock at the Cambridge Union.
Winter Retreat (Untutored) at The Garsdale Retreat
Region: Yorkshire
Leave behind the distractions and stress of daily life to concentrate on kick-starting, developing or finishing a writing project at The Garsdale Retreat, a creative writing centre in the remote and beautiful setting of The Yorkshire Dales.
The Poetry School: Letting Your Avant-Garde Down (Bristol)
Region: South West England
An invitation to innovate, explore and take risks with your writing. Tutor: Caleb Parkin
Manchester Met Short Course: Crime Fiction
Region: North West England
Play detective by putting selected crime stories under the metaphorical microscope and identify the specific aspects of style, craft, tone, plotting and characterisation that make them intriguing to read.
London Writers Network: Developing a portfolio career as a writer
Region: London
This workshop will explore the various job options in the public sector that are flexible and allow for financial stability, as well as opportunities to develop fundamental skills for roles in creative industries.
Writing Fiction for New Media with Gavin Inglis
Region: Scotland
Find out how writers of fiction can use both digital technology and traditional approaches to tell stories in new ways in this University of Edinburgh short course.
Arvon Winter Warmer: Starting to Write a Novel
Region: South West England
‘Voice’ often seems an intangible, mysterious measure, yet it’s arguably the most vital element to any piece of fiction.
Advanced Memoir Writing
Region: London
A practical 10 week creative writing course for writers with previous experience of memoir writing.
Writers' Centre Norwich Online Course: Level 1 Fiction
Region: East England
This 12-week online course is designed for people who have little or no experience of writing short fiction. It is also for those who have written some short fiction and who would like the guidance of an experienced writer to develop their craft.
She said, he said – writing dialogue for fiction with Elly Griffiths and Lesley Thomson
Region: South East England
Two best-selling authors introduce ways to create believable and compelling dialogue. Use a mix of published texts, photographs and other media to express character and plot through dialogue.
Researching and writing the perfect murder with Stephen Booth and Stuart Gibbon
Region: East Midlands
Delve into the exciting world of crime writing with two leading experts in the field in this full-day workshop..
Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid
Region: Yorkshire
This new anthology, edited by Nessa O'Mahony and Paul Munden, will be launched at a special (free) event within the NAWE Conference at the Park Inn York, 5.45pm. The book is dedicated to the late Clare Mallorie, NAWE administrator.

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