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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
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
Workshop Assistants
Deadline: 09/09/2016 - East Midlands
Writing East Midlands support a network of groups for young writers across the East Midlands. Groups meet for two hours a month and are led by professional writers
Storyteller
Deadline: 09/09/2016 - North East England
South Tyneside Libraries and The Customs House are seeking a storyteller to work with Key Stage 1 and 2 students during World Book Day 2017
Evaluation of Hull 2017 UK City of Culture
Deadline: 07/09/2016 - Yorkshire
Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Limited (the Culture Company) has been set up to produce the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture Programme on behalf of Hull City Council
Development Manager: Legacy
Deadline: 11/09/2016 - Yorkshire
Hull UK City of Culture 2017 is now planning for success beyond 2017 and wishes to appoint a Development Manager to lead on securing funding that will deliver the legacy arising from Hull UK City of Culture from 2018 and beyond
Development Manager
Deadline: 12/09/2016 - London
Development Manager wanted by exciting children's literature organisation, funded through ACE's Catalyst, on a full-time, 18-month contract (from Oct 2016)
WriteNow
Deadline: 02/09/2016 - London
Penguin Random House UK is looking to find, mentor, and ultimately publish new writers from communities that are under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves - including writers from BAME and LGBTQ communities, and economically marginalised writers
Programme Manager and Policy Adviser
Deadline: 18/09/2016 - London
The Heritage Lottery Fund is recruiting for a Programme Manager and Policy Adviser to manage HLF’s Heritage Enterprise (HE) & Townscape Heritage (TH) programmes
Ambassador of Online Arts Platform
Deadline: 05/09/2016 - Scotland
Pop My Mind is an online arts platform for talented creatives of all disciplines, including musicians, film makers, writers, photographers and fine artists
Executive Director
Deadline: 12/09/2016 - South West England
Are you experienced, collaborative & entrepreneurial? Are you passionate about culture? Bristol Festivals seek an exceptional individual to drive the next phase of our development
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Poetry
Deadline: 04/09/2016 - North West England
The Liverpool Screen School forms part of LJMU's Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production
Writers
Deadline: 24/08/2016 - UK
An established UK publisher is looking for experienced writers to contribute to a series of English Language GCSE resources, and for GCSE English Literature Poetry resources for students
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
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
Reviewer in Residence
Deadline: 31/08/2016 - North East England
Following the success of our Reviewers in Residence programme at Durham Book Festival last year, New Writing North are offering young people (aged 15-23) the chance to get involved again
Almasi League
Deadline: 30/08/2016 - London
Emerging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers are invited to apply for a place on the Almasi League emerging writers programme
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Screenwriting)
Deadline: 04/09/2016 - North West England
The Liverpool Screen School seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Screenwriting) to contribute to our portfolio of programmes
Cultural Engagement Coordinator
Deadline: 05/09/2016 - South East England
Hampshire Cultural Trust seeks to champion, showcase, connect and empower Hampshire’s culture and its creative economy
Intergenerational Project Worker
Deadline: 19/08/2016 - London
Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is an independent, local charity working at the heart of the community to provide companionship, support and advice to thousands of older people
Marketing & Programming Apprentice
Deadline: 22/08/2016 - East Midlands
To assist Derby City Council with a variety of tasks to help promote the leisure and culture offer, including Derby LIVE, Derby Arena, leisure facilities, parks, golf, libraries & Livewell

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
Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition 2016
Deadline: 19/09/2016 - UK
Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2016 is for novels of at least 15,000 words written for children (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists
Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme
Deadline: 01/10/2016 - West Midlands
A well-matched mentoring relationship can give momentum to writers, helping to develop their craft and their awareness of the market they wish to enter
Call for Writers and Artists aged 16-24
Deadline: 23/09/2016 - East Midlands
Writing East Midlands and UK Young Artists are giving young writers and artists the opportunity to work together over an intensive weekend of creative experimentation led by John Berkavitch
Words & Women Prose Writing Competition 2015
Deadline: 15/11/2016 - East England
Words and Women launch their fourth annual writing prize for the East of England and a new national award for women over 40
Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival Open Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: 03/09/2016 - UK
The Festival and the competition are run by the Falmouth Poetry Festival, one of the longest-running poetry groups in the UK
English: Shared Futures
Deadline: 07/10/2016 - UK
The English Association, University English, the National Association of Writers in Education and the Institute of English Studies are joining together to host a major conference for the whole of the discipline of English
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 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
The Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize 2016
Deadline: 30/09/2016 - UK
Winner and shortlist get cash prizes and published with innovative indie press, Urbane Publications
Hometown-Tales
Deadline: 31/01/2017 - UK
Are you an unpublished writer? Do you have a story to tell? Is yours a voice that needs to be heard?
Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition
Deadline: 31/08/2016 - International
The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to launch its 2016 International Poetry Competition to celebrate the power of poetry across the world!
London Short Story Prize 2016
Deadline: 18/10/2016 - London
Spread the Word is pleased to announce that the judging panel for the London Short Story Prize 2016 is AL Kennedy, Irenosen Okojie and Juliet Mabey
Novel London : Calls for Opening Chapters
Deadline: 01/10/2016 - London
Do you have a dramatic opening chapter to a novel that you have completed? Could it grip an audience for 15 minutes or less? Then we would like to hear from you!
Far Off Places
Deadline: 10/09/2016 - UK
Far Off Places are looking for poetry and short-form prose and drama based around the theme of 'Trespassers Beware'
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
Know Your Place
Deadline: 08/09/2016 - UK
Independent publisher Dead Ink Books is to publish a book of essays written by working class authors in a bid to "challenge preconceptions"
The Power of Words: Writing Competition
Deadline: 31/08/2016 - UK
We’d like to highlight the power of words, and the role they play in our lives, with a writing competition
Ambit
Deadline: 01/10/2016 - International
Ambit is a 96-page quarterly literary and art magazine. It is created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally
The Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize
Deadline: 05/08/2016 - UK
Now in its seventh year, the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize aims to recognise the achievements of young translators at the start of their careers

Funding
TLC Free Reads - London
Deadline: October 17th
Spread the Word is proud to be TLC’s London regional partner once again and to select London-based writers for Free Editorial Reads
TLC Free Reads - Literature Works
Deadline: September 30th
If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you
Cooperation Projects
Deadline: October 5th
This funding opportunity supports the delivery of cultural and creative transnational cooperation projects across any art form for a maximum duration of four years
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

Events
Storytelling and Storymaking Workshop with Carol Florence Graham
Region: West Midlands
Explore the art of storytelling and storymaking in a gentle and relaxing workshop. The day will unfold with colourful and playful activities designed to develop storytelling skills and foster personal and professional creativity
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
Online Writing for Children Course with Catherine Johnson
Region: International
Led by a bestselling children's author, this dedicated course is for those working on Young Adult, Middle Grade or Young Fiction
Starting to write your novel with Anna Davis
Region: UK
This is our new online course for people who want to write a novel and are looking for help with the basics
Three-month online novel writing course with Lisa O'Donnell
Region: UK
With teaching sessions designed for online spaces and flexible scheduling, you can join this course wherever you live, in whatever time you have free
Three-month novel writing course with Charlotte Mendelson
Region: London
The hugely popular and intensive course for fifteen aspiring novelists, featuring direct input from our literary agent team, and based in Curtis Brown's offices
The Robert Sheppard Symposium
Region: North West England
The Robert Sheppard Symposium will involve a series of research papers and presentations on any aspect of Robert Sheppard’s creative and/or critical work. October 3rd deadline for proposals
Writers’ Mutual: Retreat
Region: Europe
We've had an overwhelming response to the retreats we've run this year and are pleased to announce the addition of a further set of dates - two places remaining
Novelists’ Bootcamp with Roselle Angwin
Region: South West England
If you’d like a top-up of inspiration, technique and general expertise from this very experienced writer and tutor in a small group with time for individual feedback, this weekend might be for you
The Time of Late Harvest with Roselle Angwin
Region: South West England
What have you harvested in your life from this year? What has to be given away? As well as being a treat for the senses, this one-day largely-outdoor retreat is nourishment for our inner lives, stocking up ready for the dreaming of autumn
Autobiography and Life Writing
Region: South East England
The Autobiography and Life Writing Programme has been carefully designed to develop your understanding of the craft of turning personal or recorded experience into narrative
Distance Learning - Approaches to Writing
Region: South East England
The distance-learning version of the Creative Writing Programme is offered as four separate courses over two-years
Writing Poetry with John McCullough
Region: South East England
This course will look at a range of poetic techniques such as compression, imagery, texture, line breaks, traditional forms, rhyme and metre
Creative Writing Programme 2016
Region: South East England
The Creative Writing Programme has been carefully designed to develop your understanding of the craft of writing, to provide you with the support and structure you need to push your skills to another level and to complete a planned writing project
Byte the Book: Shelf Stoppers - How Do You Make Your Book Sell?
Region: London
What do readers and retailers look for when buying books? How can you make your book stand out and ensures it sells both on and offline? Get tips from our panel and have the opportunity to network with authors, agents, publishers and suppliers to the publishing industry
The Complete Book Marketing Toolkit with Claire Wingfield
Region: International
This online course is for anyone who would like to create a clear and comprehensive strategy to reach more readers
Word Factory Masterclass: Michèle Roberts Masterclass – Anaïs Nin
Region: London
Join Michèle Roberts as she explores the delights and difficulties of writing about sex and invites you to learn from Nin and her own work
Writing Between the Lines: A One Day Postgraduate Symposium Exploring Creative Writing as a Research Methodology
Region: Wales
This symposium will bring together postgraduate candidates, teachers and practitioners to examine the relationship between theoretical study and creative practice
Fantastic Mr Fiction
Region: Wales
The focus of this children's literature conference is celebrating the work of Roald Dahl, his books and reading for enjoymen
National Creative Writing Graduate Fair 2016
Region: North West England
Are you a Creative Writing student or graduate? Or, are you just interested in pursuing a career in creative writing? Would you like the opportunity to make connections with the publishing/commissioning world? Is the prospect of making these connections daunting?

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