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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
Assistant to the Artistic Director
Deadline: 12/06/2015 - London
We are looking for an Assistant to the Artistic Director of our extremely busy and successful theatre
Catering and Hospitality Coordinator
Deadline: 17/06/2015 - Wales
The Catering and Hospitality Coordinator is responsible for the day to day catering for course attendees at Ty Newydd, and ensuring that the hospitality experience is of a high quality
Wirral Team Leader
Deadline: 13/07/2015 - North West England
The Reader Organisation is an award-winning charitable social enterprise working to connect people with great literature through shared reading
IdeasTap Presents... The Columnist
Deadline: 27/08/2015 - UK
If you’re looking for a regular, paid writing gig on a great arts publication, then this IdeasTap-funded opportunity is going to make your day
Words Work Well Project Manager
Deadline: 07/07/2015 - Scotland
Lapidus Scotland is seeking a Project Manager for their Awards for All Scotland, Creative Scotland, and Scottish Book Trust funded project: Words Work Well
Centre Assistant
Deadline: 13/07/2015 - Yorkshire
Arvon is now recruiting for a Centre Assistant to help deliver our artistic programme at Lumb Bank, our writers’ centre in West Yorkshire
Communications Administrator
Deadline: 14/07/2015 - London
Arvon is looking for a confident and experienced marketer, with a passion for reaching new audiences and telling compelling creative stories, to join our team as we continue to increase the diversity and reach of our programme
Education Coordinator
Deadline: 13/07/2015 - London
The Poetry Society is advertising for an Education Coordinator to work on a number of ambitious and exciting programmes from our Covent Garden offices
ICE Teaching Officer – Creative Writing
Deadline: 26/07/2015 - East England
The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence
Education Coordinator
Deadline: 09/08/2015 - London
The Complete Works is currently looking for an Education Co-ordinator to join our small, friendly office team
Arts Festival Coordinator
Deadline: 24/06/2015 - South West England
Fantastic opportunity for a freelance arts professional to coordinate the Arts Bournemouth team in the planning and delivery of the Arts by the Sea Festival – 9th – 18th October 2015
Clore Leadership Programme
Deadline: 06/07/2015 - London
The Clore Leadership Programme are inviting applications for the next Clore Short Course in November 2015
Random Acts North – Got Something to Say? Get your young people to apply now
Deadline: 13/07/2015 - North East England
From dancers and poets, to filmmakers and artists, we’re looking for young people with the boldest and freshest ideas for short film
Part Time Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 15/07/2015 - London
UEL’s ambition is to become London’s leading university for civic engagement. We are a vibrant and diverse university located in the heart of east London
Administrative Assistant
Deadline: 06/07/2015 - North West England
The Portico is a historic subscription library with an exhibition space located on Mosley Street, Manchester
Marketing & Promotions Manager
Deadline: 03/07/2015 - West Midlands
The Drum Intercultural Arts Centre is a unique venue in the heart of the country that is committed to celebrating the diversity, challenges and vibrancy of all our different cultures that make up the UK today
New Translator in Residence
Deadline: 10/07/2015 - London
This twelve-month residency is an exciting opportunity for a translator to get involved in all aspects of Free Word life, from online translations and blogs to events, talks, and school and community workshops
PhD research project at Northumbria University
Deadline: 24/07/2015 - North East England
New Writing North is collaborating with Northumbria University to offer a research project on the impact of cultural participation on building sustainable networks of literature activities for families in communities with little access to the arts
Team Administrator (Creative Economy)
Deadline: 28/06/2015 - London
In the Creative Economy team at the British Council, we forge new connections in the growing creative and cultural industries around the world
Community & Partnerships Manager
Deadline: 03/07/2015 - South East England
Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s leading theatres, producing work of the highest standards on its two unique stages

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
Popshot - The Curious Issue
Deadline: 20/07/2015 - UK
Popshot is now open for literary submissions for its fourteenth issue, The Curious Issue, destined to launch this October
Primers: Guide Your Poems Into Print
Deadline: 01/09/2015 - UK
The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are creating a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication and receive a programme of supportive feedback, mentoring and promotion
Myths of the Near Future 6: Breakdown!
Deadline: 10/07/2015 - UK
This summer Myths of the Near Future is calling all young writers, aged 16-25, to use language and the power of expression to challenge and confront the current environmental crisis- what scientists and activists are now calling Climate Breakdown
NAWE Young Writers' Hub Free Memberships - Nominate a Writer
Deadline: 28/08/2015 - UK
If you are a writer aged between 16 and 25 or represent an organisation and would like to nominate any young writers for a free annual membership of our redeveloped Young Writers' Hub - we want to hear from you!
Chapter One
Deadline: 30/06/2015 - International
The AAWP is launching an exciting new publication pathway and prize for emerging writers: ‘Chapter One’
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
Ten Tiny Plays About Football
Deadline: 27/07/2015 - North West England
Monkeywood Theatre are a Manchester theatre company making and touring innovative, accessible and high quality new plays
National Literacy Trust Poetry Prize 2015
Deadline: 31/08/2015 - UK
All forms of poetry are accepted, from sonnets to free verse to rap. Send us your poems inspired by reading and literature, and one of them could feature in a poster campaign in schools across the UK
Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2015
Deadline: 22/09/2014 - UK
This year, we’re on the lookout for novels of at least 50,000 words written for adults (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists
The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015
Deadline: 24/07/2015 - International
Entries are now welcome for the 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize. We are looking for submissions in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing
John Betjeman Poetry Competition for 10-13 year olds
Deadline: 31/07/2015 - UK
Some poems help us understand our lives; others may simply distract or entertain us. Everyone can try writing poetry. Maybe you can too
The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015
Deadline: 06/09/2015 - UK
The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2015 is open for entries of poems and short essays responding to WWII poetry – free entry & publication and prizes on offer! For poets aged 14-25 from all over the world
Young Poets Network Poetry Translation Prize
Deadline: 12/07/2015 - UK
You don’t have to speak another language to get involved, because they have all the tools you need to translate a poem by Mexican poet Pedro Serrano. For poets aged 25 and under living in the UK
V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2015
Deadline: 22/06/2015 - UK
We are delighted to announce that the seventeenth annual V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize for the best unpublished short story is now open for entries
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
New Writers’ Showcase: Espionage
Deadline: 01/07/2015 - North West England
The next Comma Press New Writers Anthology will present a new kind of challenge to emerging and previously unpublished writers
Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015
Deadline: 17/07/2015 - UK
Introducing the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition. Our judge Andrew McMillan will choose one lucky winner to have their debut poetry collection published by Bare Fiction
Great British Sound Off
Deadline: 05/07/2015 - UK
The Sun newspaper is running a competition looking for the UK’s next top young columnist
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

Funding
Ideas Fund Innovators
Deadline: September 30th
This IdeasTap-funded opportunity provides 10 groups or individuals with £500 to help kick-start their creative projects
New Writers Awards 2016
Deadline: August 5th
The New Writers Awards are a fantastic opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing
Wakefield Lit Fest Seed Fund 2015
Deadline: June 24th
Beam are inviting people with great ideas celebrating reading, writing and words, to submit an event proposal as part of the Wakefield Lit Fest ‘Seed Fund’ programme for 2015
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

Events
Writers’ Mutual: Retreat
Region: Europe
Hosted at a 17th Century farmhouse among the vineyards of Bordeaux, this week-long retreat for writers is designed to provide time and space for you to develop your work
Visually Literate: Creating The City with Clare Collison
Region: London
Do you select your courses from the ‘Writing’ or from the ‘Arts’ section? Ever thought it might be nice to combine the two?
How To Approach Literary Agents
Region: North West England
Join Juliet Pickering (Blake Friedmman Literary Agency) as she reveals how to approach literary agents and what writers can do to stand out from the slush pile
The Word Factory #35 Masterclass with Jane Feaver
Region: London
This workshop will study some of the ways we might put ‘moveable articles’ to effective use. Suitable for writers sending work out and published, a chance to write and pay attention to detail
Arvon Screenwriting Retreat: Bring characters and stories alive
Region: Yorkshire
Spend five days immersed in the countryside working on your script. The film development process is about getting a script right and there are no shortcut
Leicester Writes Festival 2015
Region: East Midlands
Leicester Writes, a festival of new writing is the go-to event for new and emerging writers across the East Midlands and beyond
Applying for Grants One Day Workshop
Region: South East England
Want to find money for your artistic development, to put on an exhibition or run a creative group?
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
Young Writers’ Summer School
Region: West Midlands
Writing West Midlands, in partnership with The Writing Centre (part of the Warwick Writing Programme at the University of Warwick,) presents a non-residential summer school for those aged 12 – 19
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
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
Lighting Up The Landscape with Sagra delle Words
Region: Europe
Taking inspiration from our surroundings, this year we will explore the poetry of light. One free place on the course is available
Cuckoo Summer schools in Amble and Cramlington
Region: North East England
We’re running two summer schools in Amble and Cramlington for young people aged 12-19. And they are TOTALLY FREE
Out of the Crocodile’s Mouth: Children’s Poetry and Politics
Region: London
Discussion between Marina Boroditskaya and Michael Rosen about children’s poetry and the different ways it has been used by governments and politicians to advance political ambition or to be instrumental in educational policy
Young Writers City: Writing summer schools in Newcastle
Region: North East England
Young Writers City is Cuckoo Young Writers’ sister project, which is taking place in three communities in Newcastle
Writing Comedy Monologues for Stage & Radio with Angela Street
Region: South East England
Friendly, fun, informal sessions, suitable for beginners. All comers welcome
London Writers Week: Screenwriting and script-editing with Philip Shelley
Region: London
Producer and script-editor Philip Shelley, who initiated and runs Channel 4’s screenwriting course, will share his advice on how to break into the industry as a screenwriter or script-editor
Exploring gender in writing with Lucy Kerbel
Region: London
This creative writing course will teach you how to develop work based around issues of gender and identity
The Tablet Literary Festival: Word Factory with David Almond
Region: West Midlands
David Almond's critically acclaimed works appeals to children and adults alike
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

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