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Live Literature Production / Direction Trainee
Deadline: 02/12/2014 - London
Jaybird Live Literature is a small independent live literature production organisation, with a developing reputation for entertaining, beautifully designed touring poetry shows with high production values
Literary Associate (Maternity Cover
Deadline: 24/11/2014 - North West England
Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse Theatres offer a rare opportunity for a dynamic, organised and creative individual to fulfil the role of Literary Associate (Maternity Cover)
Deadline: 21/11/2014 - East Midlands
Creative Leicestershire supports the art, design and media sector in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area
Guest Editor
Deadline: 01/01/2015 - UK
Butcher’s Dog is a beautiful magazine produced in the north of England. We publish poems from writers with distinct voices
Free CPD opportunities for Writers
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - South East England
Borough of Poole Arts Service is looking to enlist local writers keen to develop workshop and facilitation skills with a view to working in the community as part of an on-going cross-conurbation literature development project
Events Co-Ordinator
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre is the UK’s first hands-on Children’s museum in Stratford, east London
The Critic
Deadline: 06/01/2015 - UK
IdeasTap are looking for a talented, emerging critic to write a weekly review of any current cultural release in their area of interest; from film and television to visual arts, theatre, music and photography
Writers in Translation Programme Manager
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - London
English PEN’s Writers in Translation programme pursues this vision with the support of Bloomberg and Arts Council England, awarding grants for translation to publishers
Programme Manager (Learning and Participation)
Deadline: 08/12/2014 - East England
These are exciting times for Writers' Centre Norwich, and this new Programme Manager role has been established to manage learning and participatory projects
Programme Assistant
Deadline: 08/12/2014 - East Midlands
These are exciting times for Writers' Centre Norwich and the role of Programme Assistant is key to supporting the Programme Team as it develops a greater focus on learning and participation
Director of Communications
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - East England
An outstanding Director of Communications is crucial to our success, as Writers’ Centre Norwich moves to become the National Centre for Writing
Creative Learning Programme Assistant (Apprenticeship)
Deadline: 26/11/2014 - North West England
16 – 24? Not in Education, Employment or Training? Interested in a career in the arts?
Creative Practitioner
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - Yorkshire
The Hepworth Wakefield Learning team is looking to recruit additional artists to join our dynamic and enthusiastic Creative Practitioner team
Editorial Associate
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - North East England
Mslexia are a vibrant, ambitious and growing organisation, commissioning work by prominent authors as well as talented newcomers
Development Manager
Deadline: 05/12/2014 - North East England
Mslexia are a vibrant, ambitious and growing organisation, commissioning work by prominent authors as well as talented newcomers
Courses Administrator
Deadline: 17/11/2014 - London
The Clore Leadership Programme invites applications for Courses Administrator to join our small busy team based at Somerset House in London for a fixed term of up to 12 months
Project H
Deadline: 23/11/2014 - Yorkshire
Are you a writer aged between 16 and 20 in Hull or the surrounding area? Do you want to work with professionals to become an even better writer? Are you interested in working with other writers to create a project for the 2015 Humber Mouth literature festival?
Cove Park Literature Residencies 2015
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - Scotland
In 2015 Cove Park will award a minimum of three Literature Residencies, of between one to three months each, for national and international artists. We will also award one one-month residency to an emerging writer based in Scotland
Rabbit Rabbit (rabbit)
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - North West England
New Writing Cumbria are setting up a group of the best, and most interesting, developing young writers in Cumbria aged 15-24
Programme Support Officer (Arts Award)
Deadline: 21/12/2014 - Yorkshire
CapeUK are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and confident Programme Support Officer to support, promote and coordinate the Arts Award accreditation programme, across Yorkshire and the Humber

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
MIX DIGITAL 3 : Call for Papers, Presentations and Works for Exhibition
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - South West England
After the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3
The James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 30/11/2013 - UK
Submissions are being accepted for the Red Squirrel Press Annual James Kirkup Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2014
Red Squirrel Press Annual Sara Park Short Story Pamphlet Competition 2014
Deadline: 31/12/2014 - UK
Submissions are being accepted for the Red Squirrel Press Annual Sara Park Short Story Pamphlet Competition 2014
Butcher's Dog - Issue 5
Deadline: 15/02/2015 - UK
We welcome submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England. There is no set theme, we just want you to send us your best work
Four Counties Poets Competition
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - East England
Rottingdean Writers Group announces the first competition specially designed for poets connected to Greater London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex
IdeasTap: Family
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - UK
This time we’re asking you to go back to your roots and examine ideas about FAMILY - their ties, tensions, trees, secrets and feuds
ITV This Morning ‘Be A Bestseller’ Competition
Deadline: 14/11/2014 - UK
Curtis Brown Creative and the Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency are working with ITV's flagship daytime programme This Morning on a novel-writing competition
The 2014/15 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - International
The 2014/15 International Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition is now open for entries
Young Writers' Prize 2015
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - South West England
The Young Writers' Prize at Falmouth University is a chance for you to have your work read by published writers
2015 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 30/04/2015 - South West England
The Bristol Short Story Prize aims to publish great short stories and promote the stories and writers as much as possible
Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling Fairy Tales and Fantasy
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - East England
We are seeking papers which explore all aspects of reading, writing, and telling fairy tales and fantasy
BFI Film Academy Residential Programme
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - North East England
Are you aged 16-19? Are you passionate and committed about writing for film?
The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 30/11/2014 - International
The Munster Literature Centre holds an annual competition for an international poetry prize for a single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre
Prole Laureate Competition 2015
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - UK
Prole is a print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to challenge, engage and entertain - but never exclude
2014 STORGY Short Story Competition
Deadline: 12/12/2014 - International
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 STORGY Short Story Competition will be judged by award winning author David James Poissant
The TS Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme 2014
Deadline: 05/11/2014 - UK
The T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme is a great way to introduce secondary school students to the best new contemporary poetry by shadowing the judges of the T S Eliot Prize
WRiTEON First Stage
Deadline: 02/11/2014 - East England
First Stage is our annual series of staged rehearsed readings of new short pieces of drama for two to six actors
National Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
It’s that time of year again and we're delighted to tell you that the National Poetry Competition 2014 is now open for entries!
Jane Austen’s House Museum Young Writers' Competition 2014/15
Deadline: 19/12/2014 - UK
ane Austen’s House Museum has announced its fifth annual Young Writers’ Competition. The competition is open to all young people resident in the UK who are aged between 11 and 17

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
Creative Europe Funding for Literary Translation
Deadline: February 3rd 2015
The EU’s new Creative Europe programme offers funding opportunities for the translation of European fiction
Open Project Funding
Deadline: from 31 October 2014 onwards
Creative Scotland want to encourage applicants to generate great ideas and projects that we can then help them to make happen
Cockayne Grants for the Arts
Deadline: January 7th
Grants are focused on arts projects in London that provide opportunities to artists from diverse cultures for the creation, development, performance, or exhibition in the performing, literary, or visual arts
SYMPOETRY: SPL Poetry Symposium Bursaries
Deadline: November 7th
The Scottish Poetry Library are offering a limited number of bursary places for our SYMPOETRY: SPL Poetry Symposium taking place this November
Re:Play Writing / Performance Bursaries
Deadline: November 7th
Re:Play is a new programme for up to five advanced Black, Asian and minority ethnic writer-performers interested in developing, and performing, a one-person show addressing a critical social issues
Literature Wales Writers' Bursaries 2015
Deadline: October 24th
The 2015 Literature Wales Bursaries are available to new and published writers resident in Wales
Nesta Bright Ideas Research Fund
Deadline: Ocotber 24th
Providing small grants to develop interesting research projects and policy proposals in fields that relate to innovation
Writer's Projects
Deadline: November 28th
Part of Playwrights' Studio Scotland's commitment to a flexible, accessible process where the playwright's needs are at the heart of our activity
The Eluned Phillips Centenary Writing Bursary
Deadline: October 22nd
One talented new writer born in or living in Wales will be offered a fully-funded place on Curtis Brown Creative’s next online novel-writing course
IdeasTap Short Film Fund
Deadline: October 27th
We’re looking for strong, original short film scripts that can be made on a budget of £4000
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
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
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

NAWE at AWP 2015
Region: International
NAWE will be representing UK universities at AWP in Minneapolis 2015 and is now accepting bookings for advertisements in the brochure that will be distributed at the conference.
Intermediate creative writing at Embrace Arts, The Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester University
Region: East Midlands
For those writers embarked on a current creative writing project. Share, discuss and get feedback on your narrative to create a polished piece of fiction. Open to all
From Idea to Publication
Region: West Midlands
This eight-week creative writing course gives you all the tools you need to discover your writing talent, explore what makes a great story and all the information you need to get your story out there with an agent and a publisher
Poets’ Place
Region: West Midlands
Come to Poets’ Place to make new friends, discover new poets, share and have your work critiqued, make useful connections, set a writing schedule...
Creative Writing Workshops with Courttia Newland
Region: London
Newham New Deal Partnership (NDP) is offering free creative writing workshops in libraries and community centres across Newham in 2014/15
Healing Words Retreat
Region: South West England
An exclusive offer of two for the price of one, accommodation and food included, for a full weekend in the heart of beautiful Berrington
Memoir Writing Workshop Brighton with Umi Sinha
Region: South East England
very life is unique and each of us has an individual voice in which to tell our story
Writing Creative Non-Fiction with Horatio Clare and Laura Barton
Region: Wales
How does one write well about life, whether from memory, sources or observation?
Annual NAWE Retreat 2015
Region: Wales
This popular retreat for NAWE members will be in partnership again with Lapidus, the national organisation that promotes writing for health and well being
Writer's Block Bootcamp
Region: UK
The Writer's Block Bootcamp helps you to tackle all aspects of writer's block and gives you the tools to combat it so you'll never be stuck for words again
Word Factory’s Masterclass with David Vann
Region: London
We are delighted to welcome the internationally renowned novelist and short story writer David Vann to lead our final masterclass of the year
Poetry, Healing and Voice with Warsan Shire
Region: London
The first Young Poet Laureate for London leads an intimate group to explore the healing power of poetry as well as unlocking the truth and strength of unlocking your own voice
Northern Writers’ Awards roadshows: December and January
Region: North East England
You may have written a script, novel, or collection of poems, or have a story idea that you just don't know what to do with – this is the event for you
Theatre Industry Day
Region: South East England
An opportunity for playwrights and theatre makers to meet with key members of the theatre industry, including literary managers, agents, new writing producers, other playwrights and directors
CREATIVE LAB GROUP: Presenting Your Artworks Professionally
Region: London
How is your creative work visually presented? On a website, social media, blog, newsletter, portfolio, catalogue, poster, postcard, business card – the options are many
CREATIVE LAB GROUP: Twitter for Beginners - Getting Started
Region: London
Do you panic when people ask you about Twitter? Do hashtags and handles scare you off?
Self-publishing with the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi): Doing It Right
Region: London
The Literary Consultancy hosts an evening with ALLi, a global non-profit association of author-publishers offering advice and education for self-publishing writers
Building a Web Presence with Kristen Harrison
Region: London
The aim of the session is to help you understand how to build your own online presence successfully and to suit your needs and ability, using Kristen’s tips and tricks
Fiction Masterclass: Your Novel Inside Out
Region: London
Trusted TLC assessor, novelist and acclaimed tutor Shelley Weiner is back with her popular course, Your Novel Inside Out
Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling Fairy Tales and Fantasy
Region: East England
Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this event is primarily aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers, although other scholars and the general public will be welcome

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