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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
RawFfest Tender Opportunities
Deadline: 14/12/2016 - Wales
We have two tender opportunities for a Festival Administrator and a Youth Development Coordinator
La Saumonière Writers & Artists Retreat
Deadline: 31/12/2016 - Europe
We are offering month-long residencies for one writer/artist at a time at La Saumonière. Writers and artists at any stage of career are encouraged to apply and residencies will be awarded competitively
Silent Voices: Writer Required
Deadline: 19/12/2016 - Yorkshire
Charles Monkhouse is looking for a writer to work in Helmsley Community Primary School
Lecturer in Creative Writing - Final Call
Deadline: 08/12/2016 - Yorkshire
The Department of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University is well established and we enjoy an excellent reputation for both teaching and research in the areas of english, history, film and performance
International Literature Showcase: Creative Commissions - Final Call
Deadline: 09/12/2016 - East England
The International Literature Showcase is a major project led by Writers' Centre Norwich and the British Council to export and promote the work of UK writers and literature organisations
Professor of Storytelling
Deadline: 02/01/2017 - Wales
The Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales is seeking to appoint a full-time Professor in Storytelling to join a vibrant research environment, and lead the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling
Part Time Hourly Paid Lecturers in Creative Writing
Deadline: 18/12/2016 - South East England
The School of Media and Performing Arts in the University of Portsmouth wishes to appoint hourly-paid part-time lecturers to a bank of academic staff for teaching opportunities in the 2016-2017 academic year
Deadline: 13/01/2017 - North West England
Greater Manchester Arts is looking for a skilled and experienced researcher to develop and create a report that maps the City Regions CPD offer for artists interested in working in the field of health & well-being and community cohesion
Part-Time Paid Internship
Deadline: 14/12/2016 - West Midlands
Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic self-starter to join our team in the build up towards our 2017 anniversary festival
Trustees for Creative & Cultural Skills
Deadline: 31/12/2016 - London
Creative & Cultural Skills are particularly keen to recruit arts and creative sector employers from craft, cultural heritage, museums and libraries, design, performing arts, music, literature and the visual arts
Peterborough Presents Programme Manager (maternity cover)
Deadline: 16/12/2016 - East England
Peterborough Presents is one of 21 projects supported by the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places programme; a strategic fund for areas of low arts engagement
Palace House Literacy Project
Deadline: 23/12/2016 - East England
Provisional budget: up to £2,500 to include travel, materials etc. It is anticipated that this will be for approximately 10 days of work
Production and Marketing Coordinator
Deadline: 05/12/2016 - London
Poet in the City is recruiting for a talented Production and Marketing Coordinator to join our small and dynamic team
The James Tait Black Prizes for Fiction and Biography
Deadline: 01/12/2016 - UK
Submissions for the James Tait Black Prizes for Fiction and Biography are currently being accepted for works published in 2016
Programme Assistant
Deadline: 12/12/2016 - South East England
The Reading Agency is looking for a creative and enthusiastic assistant to provide administrative and programme support to a new flagship programme - Reading Friends
Marketing and Development Manager
Deadline: 12/12/2016 - South West England
Salisbury Arts Centre are looking for an experienced and committed Marketing and Development Manager to deliver the organisation’s Marketing & Audience Development and Fund Development plans
Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction)
Deadline: 06/12/2016 - North West England
You will be based in the University of Manchester Centre for New Writing, which forms part of the Division of English, American Studies and Creative Writing (EAC), in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Word Factory Apprentice Award 2017
Deadline: 22/01/2017 - London
We are delighted to announce details of our 2017 Apprentice Award: open to writers throughout the UK with a passion for the short story

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
The Mechanics' Institute Review
Deadline: 10/02/2017 - UK
The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR), Birkbeck’s annual short-story anthology, is now inviting submissions for its next issue from writers across the UK
Popshot Magazine - 'Future'
Deadline: 26/01/2017 - UK
Literary submissions are now open for our 17th issue on the theme of 'Future'. Send in your short fiction or poetry before the January 26th deadline
Bridport First Novel Award 2017
Deadline: 31/05/2017 - UK
The Bridport Prize, one of the most widely recognised literary awards in the UK (open internationally) offering over £18,000 in prize money, is now open for submissions for 2017
Jhalak Prize
Deadline: 15/12/2016 - UK
The prize exists to support UK-based authors, publishers and agents of colour, so the book must originate in the UK and not have been published anywhere else in the world before its UK publication date
Neon Seeks Chapbook Proposals
Deadline: 28/02/2016 - International
Neon Books is looking for a new chapbook project to develop and publish in 2017. We want something odd, adventurous, and with a hint of the uncanny
Life Writing Prize
Deadline: 05/02/2017 - UK
Spread the Word Life Writing Prize in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre is a new prize established in 2016
BFI Film Academy Residential Programme in Screenwriting
Deadline: 06/12/2016 - North East England
The BFI Film Academy provides opportunities for talented and committed young people between the ages of 16–19 to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry, no matter where they live or what their background
Northern Writers' Awards 2017
Deadline: 02/02/2017 - North East England
Established in 2000, the Northern Writers’ Awards supports work-in-progress by new, emerging and established writers across the North of England
The Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize 2017
Deadline: 09/01/2017 - UK
Notting Hill Editions is devoted to the best in essayistic nonfiction writing, and £20,000 will be awarded to the winner, for the best essay on any subject
Brunel University International African Poetry Prize 2017 - Final Call
Deadline: 01/12/2016 - International
The Brunel University International African Poetry Prize is a major annual poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa
James Tait Black Prize for Drama
Deadline: 20/01/2017 - UK
The £10,000 award is bestowed to the best original new play produced from 1 January - 31 December 2016
Lancaster Writing Award 2017
Deadline: 28/02/2017 - North West England
The Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University is pleased to announce our fifth annual writing competition
The Orwell Society Dystopian Fiction Prize 2016/17
Deadline: 17/02/2017 - UK
To celebrate George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Orwell Society is organising a competition for students (both BA and MA) at British universities
Opening Up Digital Fiction
Deadline: 15/12/2016 - UK
The AHRC-funded Reading Digital Fiction project, in conjunction with Bangor University and Sheffield Hallam University, is launching a new competition to discover the best “popular” digital fiction: digital fiction that appeals to mainstream audiences
Wicked Young Writers' Award 2017
Deadline: 13/03/2017 - UK
The 2017 Awards are now open and close on Monday 13th March 2017, so there’s plenty of time for writing!
Bare Fiction Magazine
Deadline: 29/11/2016 - UK
We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary
SALADE Publication
Deadline: 15/01/2017 - Europe
SALADE is a multilingual literary publication based in France aiming to assemble heterogeneous pieces that may embrace and/or question the inherent boundaries of traditional fictional narratives
The Poetry Business Writing School 2017/18
Deadline: 30/11/2016 - Yorkshire
The Poetry Business is offering an intensive course of study, workshops and peer-led discussion, over eighteen months for up to twelve selected poets
Cornwall Young Author Competition 2017
Deadline: 27/01/2017 - South West England
We’re on a mission to nurture the excellent literary talent in the county and are on the lookout again for the best young author in Cornwall

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
Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships
Deadline: November 7th
The Jerwood Compton Fellowships support individual artists whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest cultural sense
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: November 7th
We are now open for our autumn round of grant applications. £5000 is available annually for writers in need of financial support to see a project to completion
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent Fund
Deadline: October 24th
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent fund is a funding programme run by New Writing North targeting young people aged 15-25 who live in Newcastle upon Tyne (and who have lived there for at least 3 years)
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
Spread The Word TLC Free Reads 2016-17
Deadline: November 17th 2016
Free Reads gives high quality aspiring authors, who under normal circumstances may not be able to afford it, access to The Literary Consultancy’s professional editorial reading service
NESTA Matched Crowdfunding
Deadline: TBA
As crowdfunding in the UK continues to grow, it is also becoming an increasingly important source of finance for arts and heritage projects
Feeney Fellowships 2016
Deadline: September 30th
Feeney Trustees offer annually two Feeney Fellowships of up to £3000 to provide opportunities for Birmingham-based arts practitioners to broaden their expertise and develop their careers
Internship Funding
Deadline: September 26th
As part of the Creative Employment Programme, the Westway Trust can provide between £2,500 and £4,475 in funding to organisations to employ a paid Intern to work within the creative industries
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
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

Child Protection & Safeguarding Training
Region: East England
Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice
Solstice Shorts Write through the Night
Region: London
Find inspiration in darkness: an immersive winter solstice writing experience. Bring a notebook, a pen and all your senses. Facilitated by Ruth Steadman Suitable for writers in any and all genres!
Exploring Play through Creative Writing
Region: South West England
One day Orchard Foundation workshop co-facilitated by Fiona Hamilton and Kate Pawsey
Reflections - Journalling Course
Region: South East England
Experience journal writing for well-being and self-discovery. Come and join us for a 6 week journalling course, giving you a safe, non-judgemental space to express yourself and develop self-awareness
Arts Award Adviser Training in the South West
Region: South West England
Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award
Fiction: Work-In-Progress
Region: South West England
Perhaps you have a first draft, perhaps you simply have scraps of narrative: whatever your stage this course will allow you to push through to the next point in writing your novel
Online Fiction Workshop with Ashley Stokes
Region: UK
This online writing workshop is designed for writers with some experience, who have taken an introduction prose fiction course of some kind
An Introduction To Writing Fiction with Stephen Carver
Region: UK
Do you love to read and want to write? Do you want to move from consuming narratives to creating them yourself?
How To Write a Novel with Stephen Carver
Region: UK
Do you want to write a novel, and then take it to a standard where it is fit for some sort of professional publication?
Sharp-Raiser Fundraising Workshop for Creatives
Region: London
Sharp, focused workshops to help writers, artists, musicians and performers develop fundraising skills
Networking Event
Region: London
The Bread & Roses Theatre invites all theatre-makers to a free Meet & Greet and Networking Event
The Art and Craft of Writing
Region: West Midlands
Explore the kind of research that gets your writing authenticity and the kind of research that gets you commissions. Find out how to get rejected – and how to use those rejections
Master Raconteur: Writing a Radio Play
Region: North West England
It is envisaged that at the end of the 10 weeks that everyone will have at least a first draft of a radio play
Understanding the Mother - Daughter Relationship with Charmaine Pollard
Region: London
Some mothers and daughters have great relationships and have a close bond, whilst others struggle. Why is the mother- daughter dynamic such a complex one?
What makes us Laugh?
Region: London
A small low cost workshop for both new and experienced writers of poetry, facilitated by Alison Clayburn, a poet and fiction writer with twenty eight years tutoring experience
Navigating the Changing Educational Landscape
Region: South East England
This workshop aims to support arts and cultural organisations and practitioners to develop and build partnerships with schools
Facilitation Skills Training
Region: North East England
This new, practical course will help you develop and deliver engaging and interactive creative sessions for children and young people
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
Lapidus AGM 2016
Region: South West England
Join us on the 10th December for the Lapidus AGM in Bristol. It's your chance to get together with the Board and other members, to take part in shaping your future with The Writing for Wellbeing Organisation
Film & Creative Writing Retreat
Region: South East England
Join us for this retreat and escape to the idyllic Cookham. Our course leaderswill support you to take your draft or skills to the next level

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