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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
Fundraising Officer
Deadline: 23/03/2017 - London
First Story is an innovative, fast-growing UK charity. This position offers the opportunity to help shape the organisation’s fundraising strategy and to have a critical influence on future development
Writer in Residence
Deadline: 24/03/2017 - South East England
ArtfulScribe and Southampton Libraries are recruiting for a Writer in Residence to work with libraries, staff and visitors in 2017/18 as part of the SO:Write project
Volunteers Co-ordinator
Deadline: 05/04/2017 - Yorkshire
Bradford Literature Festival is hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK
Heritage Manager
Deadline: 29/03/2017 - North West England
The Heritage Manager will be responsible for the development of The Reader at our Heritage offer here at Calderstones
Head of School: Arts and Creative Industries
Deadline: 24/03/2017 - Yorkshire
Bradford College are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, forward thinking and experienced individual to provide clear academic leadership and management
Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (Academic) in Screenwriting
Deadline: 05/04/2017 - South West England
At Bournemouth University our vision is to create the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience
Education Manager
Deadline: 26/03/2017 - East Midlands
Writing East Midlands work in partnership with a broad range of cultural organisations - local authorities, universities, schools, arts venues, museums, libraries - to create opportunities for writers
Education and Outreach Worker
Deadline: 20/03/2017 - Yorkshire
Ilkley Literature Festival are looking for an experienced Education and Outreach Worker to develop and manage new and existing ways of working with our wide range of schools and community groups
Emerge Call for Artists
Deadline: 03/04/2017 - East Midlands
The Mighty Creatives (TMC) working in partnership with Arts Connect and UK Young Artists are offering a unique opportunity to artists aged 18 - 30
Senior Media Officer
Deadline: 05/04/2017 - London
We are looking for a highly motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic Senior Media Officer who is committed to First Story’s vision
Creative Writing Tutor
Deadline: 28/04/2017 - North West England
Creative Writing Tutor required for adult education centre in Cheshire. Possibility of one or two sessions two and a half hours per week
Children’s Literature Writer/Editor
Deadline: 31/03/2017 - UK
At onebillion our goal is for children to turn the world upside down, but first they need the fundamentals of an education
Resource Coordinator
Deadline: 30/03/2017 - West Midlands
Creative Alliance currently have an exciting opportunity for a Resourcing Coordinator to join our organisation where you will be supported and developed to reach your own potential
Manager (Maternity Cover)
Deadline: 27/03/2017 - London
The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance is looking for a motivated and dynamic candidate with excellent communication, policy, membership and fundraising skills to lead and develop the work of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance
Freelance Photographer and Writer for Creative Project
Deadline: 25/03/2017 - West Midlands
The National Memorial Arboretum require a photographer and a writer to work with a group of young people from the Staffordshire Youth Offending Service on a creative project with the final work being curated to produce an exhibition
Extend Leadership Programme 2017-18
Deadline: 13/03/2017 - UK
Extend is a cross-arts leadership programme for mid-career professionals to acquire and apply leadership skills, working with a cohort of peers from across England, Wales and Scotland
Endelienta Residency for Writer
Deadline: 31/03/2017 - South West England
Endelienta is a cultural organisation working to foster the arts and spirituality in North Cornwall
Producer/Tour Booker
Deadline: 24/03/2017 - UK
Louise Wallwein is looking for a Producer/Tour Booker for her acclaimed show GLUE
Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowships
Deadline: 27/03/2017 - Scotland
Funded by Creative Scotland, the Scottish Universities' International Summer School has two Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowships available for study in Edinburgh during July and August 2017

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
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
2017 Lune Spark Young Writers' Short Story Writing Contest
Deadline: 12/05/2017 - International
Think you know a child who is 10 to 16 years of age (residing in the US, Canada, and the UK) who could write a wonderful story in 1,500 words or less?
Granta
Deadline: 24/03/2017 - International
After a six-month hiatus Granta, one of the world’s most prestigious literary magazines, is again accepting unsolicited submissions
Digital Utopias
Deadline: 31/03/2017 - UK
The Editors of The Writing Platform would like to invite submissions for articles on the subject of ‘digital utopias’
The Queensland Literary Awards
Deadline: 31/05/2017 - International
The Queensland Literary Awards today welcomes a new prize in 2017, celebrating digital literature in all forms
Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Competition
Deadline: 31/03/2017 - UK
Enter Writing East Midland's second Aurora writing competition and help us to celebrate the very first National Writing Day on 21st June 2017
Black In The City
Deadline: 31/03/2017 - East Midlands
The Black Writers & Artists Network are looking for poetry that responds to the theme of being ‘Black In The City of Nottingham.'
Mslexia Women’s Short Fiction Competition 2017 – Short Story
Deadline: 20/03/2017 - UK
Our Women’s Short Story Competition is back for its ninth year and it’s just as fabulous as always
Milestones National Poetry Competition
Deadline: 21/06/2017 - UK
The competition is open to all, internationally but must be in English, with a separate prize for under-16s, and the winning poems will be chosen by legendary Liverpool poet Brian Patten
The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2017
Deadline: 30/04/2017 - UK
So, just like last year, if you are aged between 10 and 17 years old and love to write, we are on the hunt for your best poetry and short stories
VS Pritchett Memorial Prize
Deadline: 14/06/2017 - UK
The annual prize of £1,000 goes to the best unpublished short story of the year. The winning entry is also published in Prospect Magazine and the RSL Review
Neon Literary Magazine
Deadline: 01/10/2017 - International
Neon Literary Magazine is seeking submissions of prose, poetry and artwork for its next and future issues
I am the Universe: writing climate change
Deadline: 23/04/2017 - UK
To kick off Young Poets Network’s year of thinking green, poet and adventurer Helen Mort draws on the legacy of the Romantic poets and asks you to write your way through the world’s increasingly shifting landscapes…
Chroma Magazine
Deadline: 30/04/2017 - UK
Chroma is a magazine concerned with Photography, Art, Ideas and Creative Writing. We are a UK based annual print publication and online blog
Short Fiction Prize 2017
Deadline: 31/03/2017 - UK
Short Fiction is delighted to announce our 10th annual short story prize is open for entries
Morley Arts Festival 2017
Deadline: 02/05/2017 - Yorkshire
Morley Arts Festival is a multi-arts festival taking place across Morley annually which celebrates creativity and community
Wicked Young Writers' Award 2017
Deadline: 13/03/2017 - UK
The 2017 Awards are now open and close on Monday 13th March 2017, so there’s plenty of time for writing!
Winchester Writers’ Festival Competitions
Deadline: 15/05/2017 - UK
The Winchester Writers’ Festival offers diverse opportunities for emerging writers via its ten writing competitions
BBC International Short Story Award 2017
Deadline: 06/03/2017 - UK
Do you have a short story to tell? It’s the 12th year of the BBC National Short Story Award and No.1 bestselling author Joanna Trollope will chair the judging panel for 2017

Funding
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
New Writing South TLC Free Reads
Deadline: January 27th
New Writing South works with TLC by offering a small number of Arts Council-funded Free Reads for talented, low income authors in the south east
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
#goseeshare
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
Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships
Deadline: November 7th
The Jerwood Compton Fellowships support individual artists whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest cultural sense
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: November 7th
We are now open for our autumn round of grant applications. £5000 is available annually for writers in need of financial support to see a project to completion
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent Fund
Deadline: October 24th
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent fund is a funding programme run by New Writing North targeting young people aged 15-25 who live in Newcastle upon Tyne (and who have lived there for at least 3 years)
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
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

Events
Poetry Writing Day with Jeff Phelps and Simon Fletcher
Region: West Midlands
This poetry workshop will focus on 'springs, wells and the power of water'. Prepare to be moved!
She Writes - Refreshed with Angela Street
Region: South West England
We’re having a fresh intake of SHE WRITES writers starting on 29 April in Salisbury, so if you’re feeling like a refreshing new look at your writing, here’s your chance
TopWrite 2017
Region: South East England
The Summer School is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring young writers, where you will find a wealth of classes, courses and workshops, plus as much supportive conversation and feedback as you have energy for
More than skin can hold’: Writing People with Sarah Hesketh
Region: South East England
Led by poet and teacher Sarah Hesketh, this day-long workshop considers questions that arise when we attempt to represent and remember others
Financial Crime in Fiction, Forensic Cognition and the Insistent Voices of the Dead’ with Joanne Rearon Lloyd and Christina Philippou
Region: London
We have great pleasure inviting you to the Open University Contemporary Cultures of Writing autumn seminar series (in collaboration with the Institute of English Studies)
The Writers’ Conference 2016
Region: East Midlands
A one-day conference giving East Midlands’ writing community access to leading professionals from the industry
How To Edit Your Book
Region: London
Learn how to become a more objective reader of your work with a day of advice and practical exercises from professional editors in the publishing industry
Writing YA and Children's Fiction with Catherine Johnson
Region: UK
Led by bestselling children's and Young Adult author Catherine Johnson, this focused course is for those working on Young Adult, Middle Grade or Young Fiction. March 26 application deadline
Creative Writes: Creating Characters
Region: London
Creating Character is one of our most popular Themed workshops. You will leave with a toolbox of inspiring ideas with which to create believable, three dimensional characters
Bath Flash Fiction Festival
Region: South West England
The first literary festival in the UK entirely devoted to Flash Fiction. Happening on the weekend of National Flash Fiction Day UK 2017
Engaging hard to reach young people with Caleb Femi
Region: North East England
The masterclass is suitable for those who are experienced in working with young people, as well as writers who would like to move into this area of work
Natural Inspiration with Alison Clayburn
Region: London
This workshop will focus on two poetic forms – one traditional and one contemporary. We will explore how the natural world can act a source for insightful writing, using both our own memories and visual prompts
Newcastle Writing Conference 2017
Region: North East England
Newcastle Writing Conference is a must-attend event for aspiring and early career writers looking to promote their work, network with fellow writers and understand more about the publishing industry
The Writer’s Den
Region: East Midlands
Writing East Midlands are delighted to bringing The Writer’s Den, our flagship non-residential creative writing retreat for 9-14 year olds, back to Derby Book Festival in 2017
Novel Writing Workshop with Rod Duncan
Region: East Midlands
The best way to learn the craft of the novelist is to write a novel. Through the sharing of work-in-progress and detailed feedback, participants hone their writing and critiquing skills
Writing Your Novel (Revising and Submitting) with Megan Taylor
Region: East Midlands
Whether you’re a new writer wondering where to begin or an experienced author seeking fresh inspiration, this playful, practical and supportive course aims to offer help and advice on writing, revising and submitting your novel
Tell Your Own Story with Maxine Linnell
Region: East Midlands
In this course we’ll be looking at examples of memoir, talking through some of the issues, and using prompts, exercises and feedback to develop memoir writing skills
Fine-tune Your Manuscript with Richard Sheehan
Region: East Midlands
This workshop will teach you what editors look for when polishing a manuscript and will show you techniques for improving your manuscript and getting it ready to submit to agents and publishers
Researching & Writing the Perfect Murder, with Stephen Booth & Stuart Gibbon
Region: East Midlands
A unique opportunity to delve into the exciting world of crime writing with two leading experts in the field
Tooth and Claw
Region: South East England
Be inspired by the museum's fantastic array of creatures and retell stories of the Victorian collectors

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