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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
Programme Co-ordinator
Deadline: 09/08/2016 - South East England
Ideas Test is an action research programme working in Swale and Medway as part of Art Council England’s national Creative People and Places programme
Festival Assistant
Deadline: 27/07/2016 - London
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is looking for an organised, energetic and adaptable candidate to join our Festival Team
Cheltenham Festivals Writer-in-Residence
Deadline: 01/08/2016 - South West England
We’re looking for two acclaimed writers with a talent for teaching creative writing to nurture the skills of young writers and help them to find their own voices
Marketing Officers
Deadline: 27/07/2016 - London
Southbank Centre passionately believes the arts have the power to transform lives
Teaching Fellow in Media Practice (Filmmaking and Script Writing)
Deadline: 14/08/2016 - South East England
The Department of Media and Film seeks applicants for the post of Teaching Fellow in Media Practice (Filmmaking and Script Writing)
Retail Assistant
Deadline: 24/07/2016 - Yorkshire
We have opportunities for two Retail Sales Assistants to join the team at the Brontë Parsonage Museum shop in Haworth, West Yorkshire
TOAST Poets
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - London
Spread the Word is pleased to be supporting TOAST Poetry scheme; a vibrant and inspiring development programme for twelve mid-career poets seeking to find connections and development for their craft and career
Finance and Administration Officer
Deadline: 24/07/2016 - North West England
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Finance and Administration Officer to join our small team
Hodder & Stoughton: Editorial Internship
Deadline: 15/07/2016 - London
If you constantly have your head buried in a good book and you’re interested in a career in editorial, we have the perfect internship for you
Community Participation Manager
Deadline: 29/07/2016 - Wales
The Community Participation Manager is responsible for managing and delivering a number of programmes with the aim of improving opportunities for engaging with literature in Wales
Genre Fiction Tutor
Deadline: 15/08/2016 - South West England
Bath Spa University are looking for a writing tutor with an interest in genre fiction (sci-fi, romance, fantasy or crime) to teach Year 2 undergraduates in the autumn semester
Europe Programme Coordinator
Deadline: 10/08/2016 - London
Under the overall supervision of the Director of International Programmes, the primary role of the Europe Programme Coordinator is to ensure the implementation of PEN’s strategic plan through the development and implementation of PEN’s programmes in Europe
Environmental Humanities - PhD Fee Waiver Studentship
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - South West England
Bath Spa University is offering a PhD Fee Waiver Studentship in Environmental Humanities to start in the academic year 2016/17
Reader in Creative Writing
Deadline: 07/08/2016 - North West England
The Liverpool Screen School seeks to appoint a Reader in Creative Writing to implement and supervise the delivery of Creative Writing research strategies that align with the University’s overarching research strategy
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Writing
Deadline: 22/08/2016 - International
Victoria University of Wellington wish to appoint a full time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer for our Writing Programme
Lecturer - Creative Writing
Deadline: 16/08/2016 - International
The University of New South Wales seeks a prominent author to join our Creative Writing programme
WCN Emerging Translator Mentorships 2016
Deadline: 30/07/2016 - UK
The scheme matches up experienced translators with emerging translators for a six-month period during which they work together on practical translation projects, developing their craft through working on a chosen text or texts
Festival Administrator
Deadline: 01/08/2016 - East England
Staging two festivals each year plus a number of events throughout the year, Cambridge Literary Festival showcases the best in contemporary writing and thinking from across the world
Community Arts Management Intern
Deadline: 29/07/2016 - West Midlands
CAGED Arts work with schools and communities to create participant focused programmes that engage participants with the arts and build skills
Communications and Web Assistant (Casual)
Deadline: 28/07/2016 - West Midlands
Warwick Arts Centre is the largest arts centre in the Midlands, based at the University of Warwick in Coventry

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
Bookbuzz
Deadline: 22/07/2016 - UK
Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture
Children’s Novel Competition 2016
Deadline: 19/09/2016 - International
This year we welcome back the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition! Open to unpublished women novelists, this competition welcomes books written for children (who are able to read for themselves) and young adults – in every genre imaginable
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
Butcher's Dog Issue 8- Guest Edited by Clare Pollard
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - UK
Butcher’s Dog welcomes submissions from writers currently living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England
Behind the Curtain: A poetry challenge with the V&A
Deadline: 12/08/2016 - UK
For this brand new poetry challenge with the V&A Museum, Young Poets Network is asking you to step away from the bright stage lights, and go backstage into the murkier world behind the curtain
Foyle Young Poets Award 2016
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - UK
The biggest competition for writers aged 11-17, winners receive fantastic prizes and support for their writing
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Deadline: 31/08/2016 - International
Now in its ninth year, the Award is an internationally renowned literary prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine
The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2016
Deadline: 26/08/2016 - UK
The Wordsworth Trust and The British Library, with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, is pleased to present the eighth year of The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets
Blue Peter Book Awards 2017
Deadline: 29/07/2016 - UK
The 2017 Awards will celebrate children's books published in the last year in two categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts
Noirwich Micro Fiction Competition
Deadline: 01/08/2016 - UK
The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival together with Norwich, the city of stories and intu Chapelfield have launched a new ‘micro-fiction’ competition to get us all writing
Max Reinhardt Literacy Awards 2016-17
Deadline: 01/08/2016 - England
For creative writing and literacy work with schools, galleries, art museums and visual arts venues in England
The Fenland Reed
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - East England
The Fenland Reed will be published biannually, with one themed and one non-themed issue each year, and will feature a selection of poetry and short stories
Ouse Washes Poetry Competition
Deadline: 12/08/2016 - UK
The Fenland Reed, in collaboration with Fen Speak, is inviting submissions for the first Ouse Washes Poetry Competition
Dead Ink: Exile
Deadline: 01/08/2016 - International
EXILE seeks to explore how we attach ourselves to land, how we form, or lose, a sense of belonging
The Print Express Flash Fiction Competition 2016
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - UK
Over here at Print Express, we love to celebrate all things design – but in truth, we’re fans of pretty much everything print too, including stories
BBC Comedy Classroom
Deadline: 24/07/2016 - UK
The Comedy Classroom competition will give 13 to 15 year-olds across the UK the chance to have their work made and broadcast by the BBC this autumn
Write Science – Where Science and Fiction Unite
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - UK
First, find your partner : if you are a writer, find a scientist; if you are a scientist, find a writer. Then singly or between you, write a fictional piece about it, 250 words maximum
Myths of the Near Future 8: All Hail The New Puritans - Extended Deadline
Deadline: 01/09/2016 - UK
This Summer Myths of the Near Future is calling all young writers, aged 16-25, to submit fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and essays
The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2016 - Final Call
Deadline: 30/06/2016 - International
This prestigious prize, administered by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) offers a first prize of $15,000 (Australian) and a second prize of $5,000. Head judge: Simon Armitage

Funding
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
Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers' Award
Deadline: January 31 2016
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work
Unlimited
Deadline: February 28th
£1.8 million will support the development of a range of new work by Deaf and disabled artists
Sustained Theatre fund
Deadline: June 9th
This £2 million fund will offer support to the development of Black and minority ethnic theatre makers across the wider theatre sector in England
Change Makers
Deadline: June 23rd
£2.6 million to help address the lack of diversity in arts leadership. It will fund long-term relationships between National Portfolio Organisations and aspiring arts leaders from the Black and minority ethnic and D/deaf and disabled communities
Elevate
Deadline: January 28th
A £2.1 million fund created to develop the strength, management and governance of diverse-led organisations outside the Arts Council’s National Portfolio
Society of Author's Grants for Writers in Need
Deadline: Rolling
Grants for Writers in Need The Society's charitable trusts award occasional grants to authors who find themselves in financial difficulty
The Nurturing Talent Fund: Time to Shine
Deadline: December 18th
Anyone aged 14-20, living in Scotland. Individuals can apply for up to £200 in funding while groups of two or more people can apply for up to £750

Events
Mentoring: The Next Creative Generation
Region: West Midlands
Mentoring young creatives (both formally and informally) is vital to our work with young people
Cuckoo Young Writers Summer Schools
Region: North East England
This summer, Cuckoo has a creative writing summer school for every taste. Join us for everything from song writing to crime fiction, spoken word to making poetry out of paper, scissors and glue!
Getting Away With Murder: How to write a compelling crime novel with Mari Hannah
Region: North West England
This course focuses on all aspects of crime writing, from coming up with a plausible plot to convincing characterisation
Child Protection Policy Writing
Region: London
This jam-packed half-day session will help inform you on updates to current child protection legislation and provide techniques that will leave you confident in writing or updating your child protection policy
Mentoring The Next Creative Generation
Region: South East England
Exploring the principles of mentoring, you will be equipped with the tools to support the next generation of creative practitioners and leaders
Editing Your Novel: Kick Your First Draft Into Shape
Region: UK
Writers’ HQ’s new online novel editing course will take you from ‘ugh this is crap’ to ‘omg I can totally do this’ in six weeks
London Writers' Retreats
Region: London
Imagine forty-eight hours of writing bliss. Leave distraction, duty and domestic chores behind for the weekend at this west London residential writers' retreat
Sketches and Sitcom, from Script to Screen
Region: South West England
If you love comedy and want to write for TV, this course run by industry professionals is full of practical advice and assignments to improve your skills
Starting to Write: Building Narrative
Region: West Midlands
We will explore narrative in poetry and fiction, gathering ideas and turning them into unique pieces of creative work
Agent Day with Isobel Dixon
Region: East England
Gain invaluable knowledge on the contemporary publishing landscape and have a one-to-one session with established agent Isobel Dixon
The Lyric Self
Region: East Midlands
Participants will read various examples of lyric poetry to observe differences in the mode and discuss methods of finding and channeling their lyric selves into a text
Mixed Spice: Inscribe Poetry & Fiction Weekender with Mimi Khalvati & Kadija George
Region: London
Interested in an inspiring, intensive, creative writing long weekend? Working on your poetry/fiction? Developing your critical and editing skills? Do you want support to boost the crafting of your poetry or fiction?
Writers’ Mutual: Retreat
Region: Europe
Hosted at a 17th Century farmhouse among the vineyards of Bordeaux, this one-week retreat for writers is designed to provide time and space for you to develop your work
Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
Region: East England
Noirwich returns for its third year in September with a line-up of the best crime authors, writing workshops and social events
Byte the Book - Personalised Production: How Can New Technology Push Printing to Service Individual Consumers?
Region: London
In this, our last talk before the summer break, find out how digital printing has revolutionised the publishing industry and created new business models to service consumers
How to write a novel: Steps to Publication
Region: Yorkshire
Whether you've finished a novel or whether you've only just started, at some point you'll be considering issues surrounding publication
Master Raconteur Weekend Retreat
Region: Wales
Nestled in a peaceful mid Welsh Valley; a bright, calm motivational place to inspire your imagination
EDGE-LIT 5
Region: East Midlands
Following on from a huge event in 2015, Edge-Lit is back once again with an exciting mix of all things science-fiction, fantasy and horror
Brighton Writers Retreat
Region: South East England
It’s pretty self-explanatory really. Stop f**king about. Start writing. That is the big, secret solution to beating procrastination. It’s easier said than done though, which is why these workshops exist
Behaviour Management in a Creative Workshop
Region: London
Bigfoot Arts Education, the UK’s largest provider of creative and educational workshops, is now taking bookings for its ‘Behaviour management in a creative workshop’ course

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