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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
‘Artists Rifles’ Writer in Residence
Deadline: 22/08/2014 - South East England
Hampshire Arts and Museums Service will be hosting a Writer in Residence at the Gosport Gallery during autumn 2014
Editor - MJ Women's Fiction
Deadline: 25/08/2014 - London
Michael Joseph are currently seeking an Editor to join their Women’s Fiction team to work with a list of stellar authors such as Marian Keyes, Catherine Alliott, Lesley Pearse, Jojo Moyes, Jane Fallon and Liane Moriarty
Project Worker
Deadline: 10/09/2014 - Yorkshire
To coincide with the opening of a brand new community arts and broadcasting centre in East Leeds, Heads Together is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Project Worker
Old Vic New Voices Internship
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - London
The Old Vic Theatre has a paid opportunity for a highly enthusiastic, flexible and self motivated intern within the Old Vic New Voices team
Learning & Participation Officer
Deadline: 28/08/2014 - South East England
This is a new post within a unique organisation during an exciting and challenging phase of The Story Museum's development
Operations Manager
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - London
First Story is an innovative, fast-growing UK charity. We arrange and pay for acclaimed writers to run creative-writing workshops for students in state schools across the country
Barbican Young Poets 2014-15
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - London
Barbican Young Poets is a poetry workshop and community for budding young writers, which gives you the chance to create, craft and perform poetry and spoken word
Visiting Lecturer in Feature Writing
Deadline: 22/08/2014 - London
Regent’s University London are looking for a lecturer to teach the craft and business of feature writing
Editor Development Programme
Deadline: 22/08/2014 - London
The Poetry School and The Rialto are looking to select two new participants for the second year of their development programme focussing on poetry editing skills, running from 2014 – 2015
'About'
Deadline: 26/09/2014 - East England
Words and Women is launching ‘About,’ an exciting new writing commission to create four texts for performance and the page
Professor of Creative Writing
Deadline: 10/09/2014 - East England
The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA has created a new Professor of Creative Writing
Senior Publicist, Fiction
Deadline: 19/08/2014 - London
Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan & Picador
Reading Group Facilitator
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - South East England
Collected Works CIC is seeking a dynamic, experienced youth worker to facilitate a weekly e-reading group for 13-19s at Portslade Library
Director
Deadline: 01/09/2014 - Yorkshire
Writing Yorkshire is seeking a new Director to continue our existing range of work, develop new projects, and lead the organisation through the next stage of its growth and development
Administrative Assistant
Deadline: 14/08/2014 - North East England
Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. We want to inspire a love of reading across generations
Learning Partnership Manager
Deadline: 14/08/2014 - North East England
Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. We want to inspire a love of reading across generations
BBC Performing Arts Fellowship
Deadline: 15/08/2014 - London
Spread the Word are inviting Performance Poets and Spoken Word artists and producers to apply for the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship
Project Co-ordinator
Deadline: 14/08/2014 - South East England
New Writing South are looking for a part time Project Co-ordinator for our twelve month Young Roots project: Having a Ball in Brighton
Interdisciplinary Residency Programme
Deadline: 22/09/2014 - UK
The Programme at Hospitalfield has been devised to appeal across all art forms, it has been planned as an opportunity to support those working across the arts who recognise that they require some time to focus on the development of their work
Arts Business Intern
Deadline: 15/08/2014 - London
Writing Maps, a creative writing resource, is looking for a Marketing Intern for a three-month internship in London

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
Cadaverine Magazine
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
Cadaverine accepts unsolicited submissions of literary fiction, poetry and reviews by writers under the age of 30
Grand Words
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - North West England
Since its launch in 2009, the organisers of Blackpool’s Grand Words one act play writing competition have been encouraging writers in the north west of England and Yorkshire
Poetry By Heart
Deadline: 03/09/2014 - England
Whether you're just thinking about taking part, or you've emailed us to say you're interested or registered in previous years, if you're a school/college in England you can register online now!
3AM Magazine - Fiction
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
The magazine is a special place not only for new writers, but for more established authors looking to experiment in ways they might not be able to elsewhere
Krampus Crackers Flash Fiction Project
Deadline: 05/09/2014 - UK
Tiny Owl Workshop invites submissions for a flash fiction project inspired by the myth of Krampus, a Christmas beast
Neon Literary Magazine
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
Neon is a British literary magazine published online and in print three times a year
Contemporary Other
Deadline: 06/09/2014 - UK
Contemporary Other are looking for submissions in response to Andre 3000’s performance statement, "across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"
The Bath Novel Award
Deadline: 31/03/2015 - International
We are now open for submissions and looking for the next winner of the £1,000 Bath Novel Award
The Blog North Awards 2014
Deadline: 08/09/2012 - North East England
The Blog North Awards celebrate the best of Northern England’s independent publishing, and aim to bring some of the great new writing being published online to a wider audience
The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition 2014
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
The London Magazine’s prestigious short story competition will be returning for its third year in September
Curry Mallet Adult's Short Story Competition 2014
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
After the success of our inaugural competition in 2013, we have decided to make this an annual event
Curry Mallet Children's Short Story Competition 2014
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
After the success of our inaugural children’s competitions in 2013, we have decided to make these an annual event
Campaign in Poetry
Deadline: 28/09/2014 - UK
The Emma Press has launched a call for poems about UK politics in the run-up to the General Election, as well as a call for poems about voting
The Emma Press Anthology of Voting
Deadline: 28/09/2014 - UK
We want to create a book which celebrates democracy and the right to vote
The Emma Press Poetry Pamphlets
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - UK
This year, we are delighted to announce our call for both standard-length poetry pamphlets and shorter, themed and illustrated ones
IdeasTap: Road Trip
Deadline: 30/10/2014 - UK
We want your artistic work – whether that's writing, visual art/photography, audio or video – about road trips
Aspiring Writer/Playwright/Poet?
Deadline: 01/10/2014 - Scotland
Would you like to participate (unpaid) in a unique collaboration "The Enchanted Wintergarden" Equestrian Theatre?
Connecting Communities: Storytelling and the Digital Archive
Deadline: 01/10/2014 - Yorkshire
This AHRC-funded conference and community showcase marks the climax of an eighteen-month multidisciplinary research project entitled Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive
Bare Fiction Prize 2014
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
Awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story with a total prize fund of £2500

Funding
Carnegie Library Lab
Deadline: September 30th
Carnegie Library Lab is the Trust’s new programme of work aimed at enhancing innovation and leadership in public libraries
PEN Pr
Deadline: September 19th
Grants are available to assist UK publishers with promoting and marketing books being published for the first time in English translation
PEN Promotes
Deadline: September 19th
Grants are available to assist UK publishers with promoting and marketing books being published for the first time in English translation
Ideas Fund Innovators
Deadline: September 1st
Are you aged 23-30? We’re offering 20 awards of £500 to creative individuals and groups
National Funding Scheme
Deadline: August 31st
The National Funding Scheme runs and administers DONATE; a national donation platform through mobile devices
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: October 17th
The Royal Society of Literature are now accepting applications for the next round of their RSL Brookleaze Grants for writers
Get Children Reading
Deadline: August 31st
James Patterson Donates £250,000 to Bookshops in the UK & Ireland Bookshops urged to apply for grants to “Get Children Reading”
Stage One
Deadline: August 20th
The Bursary scheme provides financial and practical assistance to outstanding new commercial theatre producers with a view to furthering their careers
Creative Scotland Regular Funding
Deadline: August 4th
Regular funding seeks to ensure Scotland has a breadth and range of arts and creative organisations
Wakefield Lit Fest Seed Fund 2014
Deadline: May 6th
We're looking for enthusiastic people with great ideas, which celebrate reading, writing and words
The Writers' Village International Novel Award 2014
Deadline: September 30th & December 31st
A £500 cash prize can be won for a debut novel in the Writers' Village International Novel award, closing 30th June
Artists's Bursaries
Deadline: 23rd June Deadline
The purpose of the Artists' Bursaries programme is to provide artists and other creative professionals time and resources to develop their practice
Wellcome Trust Arts Awards
Deadline: February 28th
Arts Awards support imaginative and experimental arts projects that explore biomedical science
The Academic Book of the Future
Deadline: March 27th
The Academic Book of the Future: a major new research project from the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Library
Title Pending: The Northern Stage Award for New Theatre
Deadline: March 28th
We take our responsibility for nurturing artists very seriously, especially in these uncertain times
New Wave
Deadline: March 18th
New Wave is an exciting new scheme which will support young people in making their own arts and cultural projects happen in Plymouth and Torbay
Wellcome Trust Scholarship at The New Statesman
Deadline: February 15th
The New Statesman wants to help create a more diverse media, so we're hosting an eight-week paid placement for aspiring science writers from an ethnic minority background
AHRC PhD Studentships: Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Deadline: February 17th
UEA is pleased to announce Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding as partners of the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East (CHASE)
Full-funded AHRC and Roehampton PhD Studentships
Deadline: February 19th
AHRC Studentships (PhD and masters) available at the University of Roehampton through the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership
The Blank Sheet Commission
Deadline: February 10th
Manchester Literature Festival are now inviting proposals for this major piece of new work and would like to hear from composers, musicians, bands, poets, authors, spoken word artists

Events
She Writes with Angela Street
Region: South West England
She Writes was set up to help address the lack of female playwrights produced in UK Theatre. New and experienced female writers welcome
NAWE Conference 2014
Region: South West England
We are delighted to announce the NAWE Conference 2014 which this year moves to Bristol
Words to our Now: INSCRIBE Advanced Poetry Weekender
Region: London
Do you want support to boost the crafting of your poems, develop your editing skills and prepare your poems for a chap book or full length manuscript?
Novel in a Month
Region: North West England
This four week face to face course takes place in Manchester city centre, tutored by Dr Sarah Dobbs
New Approaches to Poetry in Education
Region: Wales
This course will be taught bilingually. Participants are welcome to work through the medium of Welsh or the English language - Discounts for NAWE members
Travel Writing and Writing about Life
Region: Wales
How do we turn a brief, personal excursion or a lifetime’s voyage into prose?
Poetry, Memory & Performance
Region: East England
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers, educationalists, poets and performers with the aim of opening dialogue about the place and value of memorisation and recitation
How to Hook an Agent
Region: London
Are you writing a book for publication but unsure of how to find an agent?
Art of the Synopsis with Nicola Perry
Region: East England
Scared your submission will end at the bottom of the slushpile? Not sure where you’re going wrong with your pitch?
Synopsis, Submission and Slushpiles: A Guide to Finding a Literary Agent
Region: East England
Made up of two workshops a month apart, this unique package will help you polish your agent pitch to perfection
A Detective Fiction Masterclass with Simon Brett
Region: East England
Always wanted to write a detective novel? Learn from a lynchpin of the crime fiction world
Noirwich: A Crime Thriller Masterclass with Henry Sutton
Region: East England
Learn the art of the thriller with award-winning novelist and crime expert Henry Sutton
Introduction to Arts Fundraising: For Organisations, Projects and Individuals
Region: East England
Are you hoping to raise funds for your organisation? Or are you a freelancer or independent creative looking for investment to get your project off the ground?
The Figures Poems Make: a Poetry and Structure Masterclass with Frances Leviston
Region: East England
Would you like to try writing a different kind of poetry? Devote a weekend to experimenting with your craft and benefit from the expertise of experienced writing tutor and poet, Frances Leviston
Lessons from the Slushpile with Juliet Pickering
Region: East England
Scared your submission will end at the bottom of the slushpile? Not sure where you’re going wrong with your pitch?
Poetry: Working Towards a Collection
Region: Yorkshire
You’ve written a body of poems and you’re thinking about crafting it into a collection – in book or pamphlet form. But how do you craft a group of disparate pieces into something ready to submit?
Progress your Book with novelist Claire McGowan
Region: London
There will be a Q&A, mini-lecture, informative handouts, group work and individual exercises focused on your original writing
Tutored Writing Retreats
Region: Yorkshire
Join novelist Alison Taft and poet and writer James Nash for a two night tutored writing retreat
Tutored Writing Retreats
Region: Yorkshire
Join novelist Alison Taft and poet and writer James Nash for a two night tutored writing retreat
Navigate your Novel with Ross Raisin
Region: East England
Have you reached a dead-end with your novel? Or are you circling a roundabout, looking for a sign?

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