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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
Festival Manager, Cambridge Literary Festival
Deadline: 29/09/2017 - East England
We are looking for a well organised, versatile Festival Manager to be responsible for the delivery of all festivals and individual events
Literature Programme Manager, Asia House
Deadline: 29/09/2017 - International
The primary role of the Literature Programme Manager will be driving the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival which showcases the best in Asian literature.
Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) (Education & Research)
Deadline: 05/10/2017 - South West England
The University of Exeter is looking for a writer of prose fiction, who will be capable of contributing to our programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels, and publishing at an appropriate level.
Trustee, Ministry of Stories
Deadline: 25/09/2017 - London
The Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring centre in east London. We're looking for someone with arts education experience to join the Board of Trustees.(Unpaid role)
Lecturers in Creative Writing
Deadline: 20/10/2017 - South East England
The Department of English Literature at the University of Reading is looking to appoint two part-time lecturers in creative writing.
Project 2036 bursary for BAMER Playwright, Producer and Director, Bush Theatre
Deadline: 21/09/2017 - London
Project 2036 is a three year programme that will offer a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) playwright, director and producer a £7,500 bursary each year, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Project Manager, UK International Radio Drama Festival
Deadline: 22/09/2017 - South East England
Based in Herne Bay, Kent, the radio drama festival brings the best radio dramas from across the world to the UK for a week of listening sessions.
Nonsuch Community Practitioners
Deadline: 15/09/2017 - East Midlands
Nonsuch is seeking Freelance Community Practitioners for its Creative, Community and Development programmes.
Head of the Department of English, History & Creative Writing
Deadline: 06/10/2017 - North West England
Edge Hill University seeks an enthusiastic, resilient and skilled professional of exceptional academic stature to push forward priorities for research and for teaching excellence.
Volunteer Co-Ordinator Assistant
Deadline: 16/10/2017 - Scotland
Scottish Book Trust is looking to employ a Volunteer Co-Ordinator Assistant to work on the test phase of the Reading Agency’s Reading Friend’s project within Stirling Library Services.
Creative Learning Manager, Mousetrap Theatre Projects
Deadline: 21/09/2017 - London
Mousetrap Theatre Projects is seeking a full-time Creative Learning Manager to spearhead the charity's theatre education work in mainstream schools (mainly London).
Lecturer in Creative Writing (full-time)
Deadline: 24/09/2017 - South East England
University of Brighton - School of Humanities seeks an experienced lecturer with expertise in poetry, prose or script to contribute to our growing interdisciplinary work in Creative Writing.
Writer Development Administrative Assistant
Deadline: 12/09/2017 - Scotland
Scottish Book Trust is seeking someone to work closely with members of the Writer Development team to provide administrative support for the co-ordination and delivery of our awards programmes and events.
Playwrights' Studio, Scotland Mentoring Programme
Deadline: 25/09/2017 - Scotland
Every year, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland selects six aspiring or emerging playwrights for an eight month programme of mentoring. This is an opportunity to improve playwriting skills and gain valuable insight into the playwriting process and profession.
Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Creative Writing (Poetry)
Deadline: 14/09/2017 - Scotland
The School of English at the University of St Andrews seeks to appoint a Temporary Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Creative Writing for a 17-month period from 3 January 2018 to cover for a colleague on funded research leave.
BAME D/deaf & disabled writers wanted!, Graeae Theatre Company
Deadline: 02/10/2017 - UK
Graeae, the Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, Ovalhouse, Talawa and Tamasha are offering a unique development opportunity for BAME D/deaf and disabled playwrights nationwide
Call-out for Writers and Arts Practitioners
Deadline: 25/09/2017 - Wales
Literature Wales announces opportunity for Wales-based literary and arts practitioners to create and deliver a series of creative writing workshops in the community.
Literature Officer
Deadline: 07/09/2017 - Scotland
Creative Scotland are seeking someone to join our Literature Team and support our work in developing the literature and publishing sector
Senior or Principal Policy Researcher
Deadline: 25/09/2017 - London
Nesta, the UK’s leading expert on innovation policy, is looking for a policy analyst to develop an ambitious programme of work on public policy for the creative economy and arts and culture

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
Call for poems about dinosaurs
Deadline: 29/10/2017 - International
The Emma Press has launched a call for poems about dinosaurs for a children’s anthology, edited by Richard O’Brien.
Café Writers Open Poetry Competition
Deadline: 30/11/2017 - UK
1st Prize £1000, £1000 in other prizes. Sole Judge Liz Berry.
Pamphlet Submissions - Bandit Fiction
Deadline: 31/10/2017 - UK
Bandit Fiction are a new voice in digital publishing, currently looking for short works of fiction between 250 and 3000 words for our very first publication, a short pamphlet of stories.
Tron Theatre - Mayfesto Award
Deadline: 23/10/2017 - Scotland
In celebration of Scotland’s ‘Year of Young People 2018’ the Tron Theatre is launching the Mayfesto Award, a new annual award for early career playwrights in Scotland.
Call for Submissions for GetBettering, a new publication of arts and medicine
Deadline: 15/10/2017 - UK
GetBettering is a fledgling arts publication that answers the rising interest in the intersection between medicine and the arts.
Solstice Shorts Festival
Deadline: 05/11/2017 - UK
A call out for stories (under 1500 words) and poems (under 1000 words) on the Theme of Dusk for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival
Be Our Guest - Artist Residency Programme, Hull Truck Theatre
Deadline: 16/10/2017 - North East England
One week residencies for the development of new work. Open to individual artists or companies.We provide space, accommodation, mentoring and funding up to the value of £1000.
RSL Ondaatje Prize 2018
Deadline: 11/12/2017 - UK
The Royal Society of Literature is now open for entries for the fifteenth RSL Ondaatje Prize. The annual award of £10,000 for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.
Congleton Playwriting Competition
Deadline: 30/11/2017 - North West England
The Congleton One-Act Playwriting competition is open until 30 November 2017 for submissions from budding Playwrights. The competition is open to anyone living in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
wildness journal: Call for Submissions
Deadline: 31/10/2017 - International
wildness is an online literary and arts journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry and non-fiction that evokes the unknown.
The Royal Society of Literature seeks Fellowship Nominations
Deadline: 30/09/2017 - UK
In 2018 the RSL is undertaking to elect 40 new Fellows under the age of 40.
BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme 2018
Deadline: 20/09/2017 - UK
This year-long programme, which aims to give writers their first original television drama series commission, is now open to applications.
The Moth Poetry Prize
Deadline: 31/12/2017 - International
Formerly known as the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Moth Poetry Prize is one of the most lucrative awards in the world for a single unpublished poem.
New Media Writing Prize 2017
Deadline: 24/11/2017 - International
Bournemouth University in association with if: book UK announces the eighth annual New Media Writing Prize, now open for entries from writers working with digital media
Win a comprehensive publishing deal
Deadline: 31/01/2018 - International
Writing Magazine has teamed up with and Authoright to offer a complete publishing package, including marketing and PR, to one lucky reader.
New Playwright's/Gaelic Playwright's Awards
Deadline: 25/09/2017 - Scotland
Playwright's Studio Scotland: New Playwrights Awards provide an important professional development opportunity for five early career playwrights living in Scotland who have a genuine commitment to writing for the theatre.
Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition
Deadline: 10/11/2017 - Scotland
Glasgow Women's Library are asking you to be bold and submit your short stories and poems to Scotland’s only free creative writing competition for women.
Mslexia Women's Novel Competition 2017
Deadline: 18/09/2017 - International
Open to novels of at least 50,000 words written for adults (and young adults) in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists.

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

Breathing Space: Writing for Wellbeing Conference
Region: Wales
Out of the Blue Writing (Jill Teague), in affiliation with iaPOETRY (International Academy for Poetry Therapy), presents a writing for wellbeing conference in the inspirational setting of Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia, North Wales
The Kritikme Novel in 90 Days Plan
Region: International
The Home Retreat kickstart begins 2nd October 2017 enabling aspiring novel writers, and published, to complete their novel in 2017.
Creative Writes Workshops in London: October dates now booking
Region: London
Creative Writes Workshops are ever-changing and varied, working from a concept, an object, an image or anything to spark the creative flame.
The Writers' Block: Asking a Shadow to Dance – Poetry Workshops
Region: South West England
An introduction to some of the most inspiring poetry in the English language.
Monthly Writing Group In Brighton with Deborah Sloan
Region: South East England
For all levels of experience. Time to share new work and work in progress.
Writers' Centre Norwich: Writing Creative Non-Fiction with Paul Willetts
Region: South East England
Got a great idea for a work of non-fiction? Successful non-fiction writer Paul Willetts leads this one day workshop for aspiring and emerging non-fiction writers.
Writers' Centre Norwich: Children’s Literature Day School
Region: North East England
Back by popular demand! The WCN Children’s Literature Day School explores different aspects and forms of writing for children and young people.
Facilitating Changes, Losses, Grief & Healing with Ted Bowman, Larry Butler and Valerie Gillies
Region: Scotland
A Lapidus Scotland Residential Workshop for Experienced Facilitators and Potential Trainers of Reading, Writing and Storytelling for Wellbeing
The Writers' Block: Young Writers Group
Region: South West England
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated young writer? Want to stretch yourself beyond the classroom? Meet other writers? Join our new Young Writers’ Group here at The Writers’ Block.
The Writers’ Block: Gathering Ideas – Creative Writing
Region: South West England
Inspired by our book A Space to Write and our promotional writers events, The Writer’s Block runs Creative Writing sessions for adults.
Time to Write workshops with Christine Hollywood and Diane Medhurst
Region: South East England
Would you like some time and space to write? Time to Write workshops offer a held space intended to get you in the writing flow whether you're a beginner writer or someone who already writes.
‘You’ve Written A Book: Now What?’
Region: Wales
Written a book? Got one on the way? Keen to get it published? Join us at the Bleddfa Centre in Powys and find out how to go about it.
Small Group Poetry Workshops in Brighton
Region: South East England
Poet Jackie Wills is running three small group poetry workshops in Brighton for just six people starting on September 30.Limiting numbers will allow more time to read back work and for discussion
Write On Salisbury
Region: South West England
Join Angela Street for a pilot script writing workshop initiated by LinkUp Arts for artists with disabilities.
Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2017: booking open
Region: South West England
Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival featuring a plethora of authors, illustrators and fantastic storytellers plus writing workshops for adults and children
Writing Middle Grade with Joanna Nadin
Region: South West England
The author of the Penny Dreadful series guides you through the process of writing fiction for children aged 8-12 in this Bath Children’s Literature Festival workshop.
QUAD: Writing Horror Stories
Region: East Midlands
QUAD’s Literature Officer and horror author Alex Davis explores the key elements of writing horror in this one-day workshop.
The Poetry School: The Power Of Place
Region: North West England
Explore the power of place in your poetry in this five week course in Manchester with Edmund Prestwich
Birmingham Literature Festival 2017: Dawn Kayak / Write
Region: West Midlands
Find new inspiration for your writing at the Dawn Kayak on Birmingham’s canals
Ty Newydd: Out of the Shell: Writing and Making Art
Region: Wales
Appealing to both beginners and experienced practitioners, this course will stimulate creative work across and between the art. Tutors: Annie Freud & Pamela Robertson-Pearce s

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