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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
Writer / Wordsmith / Director
Deadline: 02/01/2015 - Scotland
Firefly Arts are seeking a writer, word-smith, poet, director or artist to explore language and build narrative with children and young people as part of our new youth arts programme, A Word In Your Ear
Independent Director
Deadline: 19/12/2014 - Scotland
CultureNL is responsible for the provision of cultural and creative services for North Lanarkshire, including arts facilities, concert hall and theatre and town hall, public libraries, museums, community arts, play services, community facilities, archives and local studies
Creative Learning Manager
Deadline: 16/01/2015 - South East England
NWS has a vibrant and respected creative learning programme and we are now looking for a talented, enthusiastic and highly capable person to lead this strand of our work
Programme Director
Deadline: 31/12/2014 - London
The Arab British Centre is an award-winning, independent, non-political, non-religious, charitable organisation which works to improve the British public’s understanding of the Arab world
Libraries & Archives Trainees
Deadline: 31/12/2014 - North West England
The Council is now recruiting for the final year of Stockport’s Heritage Skills for the Future project
Artistic and Quality Assessors
Deadline: 02/01/2015 - England
We are looking for experienced cultural professionals to work with the Arts Council to contribute towards the assessment of arts organisations and museums
Production and Marketing Assistant (2014 Grads Only)
Deadline: 31/12/2014 - North West England
The Production and Marketing Assistant intern role will Comma Press comprise of two main strands, as indicated in the job title
Literary Events Manager
Deadline: 18/12/2014 - London
This is an exciting opportunity to combine your academic skills with a dynamic events management role contributing to the University of Roehamton
Projects Co-ordinator
Deadline: 19/12/2014 - London
To provide project support to the Arts and Tourism team and carry out smaller scale projects under supervision for the London Borough of Camden
Creative People and Places Commission - Open Call
Deadline: 05/01/2015 - England
We are seeking one or more creative practitioners* to tell and respond to the story and themes of the Creative People and Places programme (CPP) in an honest and engaging way
TLC Free Reads for Young Writers
Deadline: 31/01/2014 - UK
The TLC Free Reads bursary scheme is now open for entries! Are you aged 16-25? Looking for professional feedback on your writing?
Centre Director
Deadline: 14/01/2015 - South West England
Arvon is now recruiting for a Centre Director to lead Totleigh Barton, our much loved Devon house set in meadows on the banks of the River Torridge
Assistant Centre Director
Deadline: 14/01/2015 - South West England
Arvon is now recruiting for an Assistant Centre Director to be a key member of our team at Totleigh Barton, our much loved Devon house set in meadows on the banks of the River Torridge
Culture Team Administrator
Deadline: 16/12/2014 - London
The culture team are looking to recruit an administrator to provide support to the planning and organisation of a range of cultural events, campaigns, meetings, seminars, conferences and workshops
Publicity and Marketing Assistant
Deadline: 09/12/2014 - South East England
Brighton-based independent publisher Myriad Editions is offering a paid internship for a Publicity and Marketing Assistant
I'm a Storyteller
Deadline: 15/01/2015 - London
YOUYOU Mentoring and private members’ club LIBRARY have launched ‘I’m A Storyteller’ – an innovative new mentoring initiative to find new writing talent
Children's Writing Tutor
Deadline: 10/12/2014 - London
City Academy is looking for published children’s authors to join their team of writing tutors in a freelance position
Jessie Kesson Fellowship
Deadline: 18/12/2014 - Scotland
Moniack Mhor is proud to host the eighth annual Jessie Kesson Fellowship. This annual award was established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor to honour Jessie Kesson’s inspirational life and work
Collection and Exhibitions Assistant
Deadline: 05/12/2014 - North East England
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Collection and Exhibitions team at Seven Stories
Project Co-ordinator
Deadline: 17/12/2014 - South West England
Kernow Education Arts Partnership is a leader in arts education in Cornwall. We understand the benefits of creative learning and are passionate about making it happen

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
Chapter One
Deadline: 30/06/2015 - International
The AAWP is launching an exciting new publication pathway and prize for emerging writers: ‘Chapter One’
Valley Press
Deadline: 01/05/2015 - UK
Since we opened our doors in 2008, Valley Press has welcomed unsolicited submissions from authors working in all genres, at all stages of their careers
Myths of the Near Future 6 - 'Time'
Deadline: 27/02/2015 - UK
The NAWE Young Writers' Hub journal of new writing by the under 25s is calling for submissions on the theme of 'Time'
Agent & Writer One-to-Ones
Deadline: 26/02/2015 - East Midlands
As part of #wemconf2015, we're delighted to offer you the chance to have your work read by and pitched to a literary agent at one of our Agent One-to-Ones, or critiqued by a published writer at one of our Writer One-to-Ones
The Bristol Poetry Prize
Deadline: 09/01/2015 - South West England
All profits generated by the Bristol Poetry Prize will directly fund Bristol Poetry Festivals 2015
TLC Free Reads for Young Writers
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - UK
The TLC Free Reads bursary scheme is now open for entries! Are you aged 16-25? Looking for professional feedback on your writing?
Faber New Poets 2014-15
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - UK
Open to those who have yet to publish a first collection or pamphlet, the scheme offers mentoring, pamphlet publication and financial support
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
NonfictioNOW 2015
Deadline: 15/02/2015 - International
We are seeking NonfictioNOW 2015 panel proposals that bring together a group of three to five people to engage insightfully with some of the rich and vibrant contemporary debates around nonfiction
Magma 62: ‘Violence’
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - International
Violence felt bold and a little bit different and these, above all, are the qualities we are looking for in the poems
HART Prize for Human Rights
Deadline: 16/02/2015 - UK
The HART Prize for Human Rights aims to engage young people (ages 12-25) with our partners around the world
The Patchwork Paper
Deadline: 20/12/2014 - UK
Patchwork Paper is an online arts magazine based in London publishing poetry, short prose, photography, illustration and topical articles by established and up-and-coming artists and writers from all over the world
BBC Radio 4 - Opening Lines
Deadline: 13/01/2015 - UK
The BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit welcomes submissions from writers new to radio for their annual series, Opening Lines which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4
TLC Free Reads for Young Writers
Deadline: 31/01/2014 - UK
The TLC Free Reads bursary scheme is now open for entries! Are you aged 16-25? Looking for professional feedback on your writing?
New Perspective Long Play Competition
Deadline: 09/01/2015 - East Midlands
If you have a distinctive voice, an unexpected story and or an adaptation that will make us look at theatre afresh this open full-length play writing competition is for you
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
Popshot - The Outsider
Deadline: 25/07/2014 - UK
Popshot is now open for literary submissions for its thirteenth issue
Write On Fest
Deadline: 05/01/2015 - West Midlands
We are looking to broaden the festival to give a greater voice within the organisation and region as a whole by exploring works in four different categories
Myths & Legends: IGGY & Litro 2014/15 Young Writers Prize
Deadline: 15/01/2015 - International
Litro Magazine and The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize for the fifth year

Funding
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
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships
Deadline: February 26th
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 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

Events
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
Literary Adventure with Rebecca Abrams
Region: Europe
TLC will be returning to the idyllic Casa Ana in September 2015. This beautiful Spanish home is set within the mesmerizing Alpujarras mountain range in Andalucia
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy with Terry Edge
Region: South East England
A three-night course for anyone who wants to write high or urban fantasy, space opera, dystopian fiction or whatever your speculative imagination dreams up
Starting to Write Fiction (Face-to-face) with Ian Nettleton
Region: East England
Get into writing and gain the necessary tools to understand and tackle fiction writing
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
Writing for the Theatre with National Theatre Writer Simon Vinnicombe
Region: London
Four consecutive Weekends in Central London for experienced and aspiring writers
Adventures in Fiction: Writer's Surgery
Region: London
An opportunity to discuss your work with an experienced and sympathetic mentor. Suitable for writers at all stages
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
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
Experience Poetry Therapy with Victoria Field
Region: South East England
Poetry Therapy is the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing and personal growth
Write a Novel in 2015 with Kevan Manwaring MA
Region: South West England
In Iceland they say: ‘ad ganga med bok I maganum’ – everyone gives birth to a book. Start the year running with this practical course, and make that long-held dream come true
Green Words
Region: South West England
New creative writing course starts, 10 weeks on Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Ways With Words Writing and Reading Course with Hugh Thomson
Region: South West England
Fingals is situated in an idyllic valley close to the river Dart and within easy reach of Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes
Ways With Words Writing and Art Holidays in Italy
Region: Europe
In late September / early October each year Ways With Words organises art and writing workshops and discussion groups in Italy. Tutors include Mark McCrum, Blake Morrison and Charles Mitchell
Award in Education and Training at Level 3 with Helen Stockton
Region: London
This course provides an entry point introduction for those interested in teaching creative writing in the lifelong learning sector
IdeasTap Inspires: BBC Writersroom
Region: North West England
Forty IdeasTap members will get the opportunity to attend a day-long scriptwriting masterclass with BBC Writersroom. November 19th application deadline
Floodplain: Theatre Retreat for Story Makers -
Region: Scotland
This Spring Invererne will open its doors to theatre writers, directors and devisors to spend a week together. A week to learn, create and be inspired artistically
Focus on Fiction with Alison Clayburn
Region: London
Are you an aspiring writer? Come along to a course of six fortnightly sessions with a focus on fiction
Poetry and Dementia with Karen Hayes and John Killick
Region: Wales
This course is a taster of what is involved in embarking on poetry work with people with dementia
Interactive Writing System: An Alternative Two-Day Scriptwriting Workshop
Region: London
The Interactive Writing System uses guided improvisation techniques to take a basic story idea to a fully-realised script, or improve an existing script; helping you to develop three-dimensional characters, realistic stories and dialogue

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