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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
Head of Development: Trusts and Major Giving (Job share), First Story
Deadline: 23/02/2018 - London
First Story changes lives through writing. We believe that writing can transform lives, and that there is dignity and power in every young person’s story. We are looking for a confident and entrepreneurial Head of Development with lead responsibility for Trusts and Foundations and Major Gifts to join the First Story team as part of a job share with the Head of Development: Partnerships and Corporate Giving.
Recruitment of Chair and Directors for Literature Wales Management Board
Deadline: 12/03/2018 - Wales
Literature Wales, the National Company for the development and promotion of literature in Wales, is looking for a dynamic and inspiring individual to lead the organisation as Chair. It is also seeking to appoint new Directors to join its Management Board.
Community and Engagement Marketer (part-time), Floris Books
Deadline: 28/02/2018 - Scotland
Indie publisher Floris Books is currently looking for an open-minded self-starter for the new position of Community and Engagement Marketer. Although best-known for our award-winning Scottish children’s books, Floris Books also publishes non-fiction in a variety of niche areas including Steiner-Waldorf education, biodynamics, The Christian Community and anthroposophy.
Partnerships and Projects Manager, First Story
Deadline: 22/02/2018 - London
First Story changes lives through writing. We believe that writing can transform lives, and that there is dignity and power in every young person’s story. We are looking for a Partnerships and Projects Manager with excellent communication skills and a commitment to First Story’s vision to join our vibrant team.
Professor of Creative Writing (Prose Fiction)
Deadline: 05/03/2018 - Republic of Ireland
University College Dublin invites applications for a permanent appointment as Professor of Creative Writing (0.5FTE) in the School of English, Drama, and Film.
Festivals and Events Intern
Deadline: 28/02/2018 - North East England
New Writing North seeks a Festivals and Events Intern who will assist with the day-to-day administration of the Durham Book Festival, a literary festival that takes place in County Durham each October. They will also assist with other New Writing North projects which include the Gordon Burn Prize, Read Regional and young people’s work.
Freelance opportunities on New Writing North's Digital Literature programme
Deadline: 23/02/2018 - North East England
New Writing North seeks several freelancers to work on its Digital Literature programme which is part of Creative Fuse North East. This programme of training opportunities and events aims to build the digital skills and knowledge of writers in the North East and will be launching this month.
Host/Compere, Bright Smoke
Deadline: 12/03/2018 - West Midlands
Bright Smoke host 2018 Apples and Snakes, in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, are looking for a charismatic and dynamic individual to host a spoken word poetry event series at the RSC’s “The Other Place”, in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Senior Creative Producer
Deadline: 23/02/2018 - London
This is a one-off opportunity to lead Collections in Verse, a new collaborative programme between Poet in the City and the British Library.
Editorial Officer (2 roles), First Story
Deadline: 19/02/2018 - London
First Story changes lives through writing. We believe that writing can transform lives, and that there is dignity and power in every young person’s story. We are looking to appoint two Editorial Officers to take leading roles in First Story’s publication schedule.
Programme Director, The Charles Causley Trust
Deadline: 26/02/2018 - South West England
The Programme Director will play a key role in aiding the Charles Causley Trust in its main function of preserving and enhancing Causley's poetic legacy, and the maintenance and use of his former home, Cyprus Well, Launceston.
Head of Creative Events, Discover
Deadline: 19/02/2018 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre, the UK’s first centre dedicated to children aged 0-11 and their families, is seeking a dynamic, passionate individual to be part of its senior management team.
Seeking playwriting, composition and devised theatre tutors
Deadline: 23/02/2018 - London
The Scenic Route are currently seeking tutors to lead masterclasses in either playwriting, composition, or devised theatre to join a pool of tutors for upcoming projects to be rolled out later in the year.
Programme Assistant, The Charles Causley Trust
Deadline: 26/02/2018 - South West England
Charles Causley (1917 to 2003) is recognised as one of the finest 20th century English poets. The Programme Assistant will play an important role in supporting the work of the Programme Director in preserving and enhancing Causley's poetic legacy.
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 28/02/2018 - North East England
Teesside University seeks an experienced lecturer to contribute to teaching, research or consultancy in Creative Writing in the Humanities Department, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law.
Office and HR Administrator (Maternity Cover)
Deadline: 19/02/2018 - Scotland
Scottish Book Trust, Scotland’s national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, is looking for a friendly and efficient office administrator to cover maternity leave.
Senior Lecturer (Screenwriting) BA (Hons) and MA Film Production
Deadline: 12/02/2018 - South East England
The Bournemouth Film School at Arts University Bournemouth is seeking a film practitioner with skills and experience in Screenwriting and its critical study to teach on our BA (Hons) Film Production and MA Film Production courses.
Creative Writing Sessional Tutor, Crisis
Deadline: 12/02/2018 - South East England
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. You will hold a degree in Creative Writing (or relevant discipline) and/or have professional experience in this field.
Creative Writer, Tees Valley Arts
Deadline: 05/02/2018 - North East England
Creative writer sought for the project Thorntree Roses Bloom to assist a women's group in writing text to be used alongside photographic images and calligraphy in a film reflecting their area and their group story.

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
Pitch Your Play 2018
Deadline: 28/02/2018 - London
The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust’s Pitch Your Play scheme returns, inviting you to pitch a new play to a panel of industry professionals.
Call for Artists and Creators - Migration & Health
Deadline: 28/02/2018 - International
The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration is applying for funding for a series of public outreach events on migration and health to occur across the UK in 2018.
Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence – call for submissions 2018
Deadline: 20/04/2018 - South West England
Applications are now open for the University of Bristol Theatre Collection 2018 Kevin Elyot Award – created in memory of the acclaimed actor and writer.
Wicked Young Writer Awards - Call for budding young writers
Deadline: 12/03/2018 - UK
Wicked, the award-winning West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the witches of Oz, together with the National Literacy Trust, celebrates its eighth year of the prestigious Wicked Young Writer Awards. As in previous years, entrants can enter one of five different age categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-25.
PENning magazine: Call for submissions
Deadline: 30/04/2018 - Scotland
Scottish PEN's online magazine PENning is now accepting submissions for the Smeddum (Scots for an inner strength of character) issue.
Live Theatre Bursary - Call for submissions
Deadline: 16/03/2018 - UK
Live Theatre offers annual bursaries of £2000 to support innovative approaches to text-based theatre making, for outstanding, imaginative, theatrical ideas which say something new and unexpected.
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2018 - Open for entries
Deadline: 23/03/2018 - North East England
Looking for a writing adventure? Worth £2000, the Julia Darling Travel Fellowship offers a published writer from the North of England a period of travel for writing, research and inspiration.
Poets wanted for spoken word/music UK tour
Deadline: 15/03/2018 - UK
Words w/ Friends vol. III is the third stage of a unique and evolving collaborative project initiated by poetry/digital music duo: Billy Pilgrim with The Heartsease Kid (BPTHK). We are currently looking for three performance poets to join this exciting venture.
Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize - Open for entries
Deadline: 15/03/2018 - International
£3000 awarded for the best piece of writing on the topic of ‘Childhood’ – the theme of the 2018 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium: June 21st – 24th 2018.
The Paper Nations Creative Writing Audit
Deadline: 28/02/2018 - UK
Share information about venues, events and upcoming creative writing opportunities for children with Paper Nations so that all children can enjoy and develop a talent for the art of writing. Paper Nations is a partnership between Bath Spa University, Bath Festivals and NAWE.
The Big Idea Competition
Deadline: 23/02/2018 - UK
The Big Idea Competition offers members of the public (aged 13+) the brilliant opportunity to partner with an established author to turn a great idea into a children's book (and potentially a film, play or video game). It's run by children's story specialists Chicken House Publishing and The Blair Partnership.
Here Comes Everyone: Call for Submissions
Deadline: 01/03/2018 - UK
It's submissions time again and the next issue of Here Comes Everyone is going to be The Tomorrow issue.
ArtWorks Fellowship – Call for applications
Deadline: 26/02/2018 - Scotland
The ArtWorks Fellowship encourages established artists working in participatory arts to design their own professional development and to make a mutual learning journey with a 'host' organisation.
Neon Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions
Deadline: 31/08/2018 - International
Neon is a UK-based literary magazine that publishes poetry, prose, and artwork from anywhere in the world. We're looking for submissions to be published in our next and future issues. We're particularly interested in seeing work that relates to our upcoming themes of "The Apocalypse" and "Futurism", but welcome un-themed work as well.
From the Ashes – drama and creative writing commission
Deadline: 16/02/2018 - North East England
bait is looking for a creative company, or individuals, to work collaboratively with people from South East Northumberland to create a new piece of audio theatre; a community radio soap opera or series of short radio plays to be broadcast on Koast Radio, based in Ashington.
Gordon Burn Prize 2018: Open for entries
Deadline: 15/03/2018 - International
Now in its sixth year, the Gordon Burn Prize has set a standard for recognising and rewarding some of the boldest and most fearless contemporary writing.
SI Leeds Literary Prize
Deadline: 30/04/2018 - UK
The SI Leeds Literary Prize, for unpublished female, Black and Asian writers in the UK, is now accepting entries for the 2018 award.
Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award
Deadline: 30/04/2018 - International
Entries are open for the Scottish Arts Club's inaugural Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award for compelling stories on any topic up to 250 words.

Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers' Award 2018
Deadline: December 15
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates outstanding literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work
RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction 2017
Deadline: October 2nd
The Royal Society of Literature is establishing annual awards for first-time writers of non-fiction – in perpetuity – because of a generous bequest from author and RSL Fellow Giles St Aubyn
New Writing South TLC Free Reads
Deadline: July 17 - October 15 & November 6 - January 14
The Literary Consultancy Free Reads Scheme offers talented, low-income writers in the south east the opportunity to apply for bursaried access to their valuable commercial services for writers
Literature Wales Funding for Writers Scheme
Deadline: August 16th
Literature Wales has announced that the next round of Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submissions
Seed Fund for New History Plays
Deadline: July 31st
Previously... Scotland's History Festival is launching a seed fund for the development of new history plays
New Writers Awards 2018
Deadline: July 5th
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
Royal Literary Fund
Deadline: Rolling
You are eligible to apply for help from the RLF if you have commercially published several works in the UK for a general readership and are suffering financial hardship
Royal Literary Fund Fellowships
Deadline: Rolling
Royal Literary Fund Fellowships offer professional writers the opportunity to work for two days a week in a university helping students to develop their writing skills
Travel Writing Bursary
Deadline: June 12th
The bursary ­ is open to unpublished/published writers living and working in Scotland who have, or would like to have, a travel piece in development
Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers
Deadline: June 23rd
The Clarissa Luard Award for Independent Publishers recognises excellence and creativity in literary publishing, awarding one independent publisher from the UK or Ireland a cash prize of £10,000
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
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
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

Theatre Writing Course in London with Simon Vinnicombe - Few Spaces Only Remaining
Region: London
An advanced ten week course presented by scriptwriting development company Master Raconteur for writers wanting to complete a new full length play.
Words for Unwanted Journeys
Region: Wales
This one-day workshop for therapists looks at how writing creatively can both support us and help us those we work with through challenging times.
Workshop in creative writing for wellbeing - £10 Taster Session
Region: South West England
This introductory workshop is an opportunity to experience creative, expressive and reflective writing for wellbeing, self-development and pleasure. It is a chance to be re-immersed in stimulating process, and give the over-zealous inner critic a day off. Come and see what happens when you are in flow again.
Words & Wine Workshop with Creative Writes
Region: London
The focus is on a relaxed, sociable evening with fun, fast-paced creative writing exercises and no critique (while nibbling on cheese and sipping wine). You can share your work if you wish but there is no pressure to do so. You will leave with a toolbox of ideas and lots of writing motivation.
The Great Adventure with Jane Pugh
Region: South West England
An adventure into writing for short stories, screenplays, novels and narrative non-fiction.
Writing, Illustrating & Bookmaking
Region: South West England
Take a whole day to create your writing, then illustrate it and form it into a beautiful handmade book. Working with a professional writer, plus an illustrator and a book making artist.
Teachers As Writers
Region: South West England
Well known Cornish playwright, poet and storyteller Annamaria Murphy (Kneehigh, Radio 4) is passionate about giving teachers the tools to be confident creative writers themselves.
Word Factory #59: Special Event – An Evening with Anne Enright
Region: London
On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, meet one of the most celebrated literary figures of our age. Man Booker prize winner Anne Enright is the Laureate for Irish Fiction, an acclaimed novelist, short story writer and essayist.
The Poetry School's Summer Term 2018 is open for booking!
Region: International
We are delighted to open the booking period for the final term of our 20th anniversary year at the Poetry School.
Friday’s Child
Region: North West England
Investigate the place of childhood in poetry and learn to re-invigorate language and make plausible the impossible.
Writing for the Stage
Region: East England
Award-winning writer and course tutor Dan Allum returns to INK to facilitate this two day intensive weekend course.
Head Lines
Region: Scotland
Medical professionals increasingly realise the value of poetry both in treatment and in grounding doctors. John Gillies (Co-Director, University of Edinburgh Compassion Initiative) and poet Ken Cockburn discuss poetry's place in the world of medicine and care. Organised by the Scottish Poetry Library.
Moniack Mhor Day Workshop: Flash Fiction with Kit de Waal
Region: Scotland
By examining and deconstructing examples of flash from the masters, we will work out how to craft them and discover the elements of what makes a good flash fiction story. Using prompts, pictures and a box of tricks, we will try our hand at writing one or two, editing, refining and perfecting.
The 60 minute writer
Region: London
Fit creative writing into your busy day: a relaxed, informal rolling programme at London's City Lit for writers of all levels of experience who enjoy being thrown new ideas and experimenting with poetry and prose.
Creative and Professional Development Workshops with The Literary Consultancy
Region: East Midlands
Nottingham Writers' Studio is delighted to welcome Aki Schilz from The Literary Consultancy and #LossLit to the studio for a day of workshops to engage writers with professional development and the creative potential of digital projects.
Verve Poetry Festival
Region: West Midlands
Verve is a four day festival of world class poetry and spoken word, with readings, performances, workshops, children’s events and more in the heart of Birmingham city centre.
The Reader Summer 2018 Writing Retreat
Region: International
Welcome to the mountainous peninsula of Pelion – home of quaint villages, deserted beaches, the centaurs of Greek myth…and The Reader’s 2018 writing retreat!
New Writing North Digital Literature Programme
Region: North East England
We’re excited to launch our Digital Literature programme, which is part of Creative Fuse North East, and which aims to build the digital skills and knowledge of writers in the North East. The programme encompasses a series of seminars and workshops and an intensive web development programme for a smaller group of selected writers.
Arvon Short Course: Finishing it (Fiction)
Region: Yorkshire
It’s easy enough to start something, but not always so easy to get to the end of that daunting first draft. We will offer helpful advice and fun exercises to encourage you to keep going.
Creative Writing as a Tool for Therapists
Region: London
This one-day workshop explores how creative writing can be used by therapists as a gentle tool for self-exploration and improving well-being. It is an experiential day with practical exercises, ideas and inspiration from an experienced writing for wellbeing practitioner.

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