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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
Freelance Creative Writing Workshop Leader
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - London
Nimble Arts are looking for an inspirational creative writing workshop leader
Producer
Deadline: 28/09/2014 - London
The development of the festival approach to our artistic programming and entrepreneurial activity has dramatically increased the number of people who come to Southbank Centre
Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature
Deadline: 02/10/2014 - Yorkshire
York St John University is a high quality, friendly university with a campus based in the centre of the historic City of York
Marketing and Communications Manager
Deadline: 13/10/2014 - North East England
New Writing North are looking for an energetic and accomplished marketing and communications professional to join our team in Newcastle upon Tyne to manage PR and marketing across our work
Regional Manager Yorkshire
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - North West England
The Audience Agency is looking for a Regional Manager for Yorkshire: someone with expertise in growing cultural audiences and a strong knowledge of the museums and heritage sector in particular
Digital QA Assistant
Deadline: 21/09/2014 - London
Bloomsbury is a leading international publisher, with strengths in trade, children’s, professional and academic publishing
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - East Midlands
The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the acclaimed BA in Creative Writing at the University of Northampton
Evaluation & Impact Research Manager
Deadline: 03/10/2014 - London
The Reading Agency is attempting to achieve something truly innovative by positioning reading for pleasure as a viable means by which to improve personal well-being and attainment in multiple areas
Learning and Participation Assistant
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - North East England
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books requires a Learning and Participation Assistant
Spoken Word Artist
Deadline: 20/10/2014 - North West England
The Flash Residency Project is a series of very short residencies (one hour in length) , where artists of different disciplines inhabit our outdoor pop- up studio space
Head of Engagement and Learning
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - Yorkshire
Hull Truck Theatre are seeking a Head of Learning and Engagement to lead, drive, develop and deliver Hull Truck Theatre's Engage Programme
Communications Officer
Deadline: 26/09/2014 - South West England
National Youth Arts Development agency Artswork, wishes to appoint a Communications Officer (Marketing and Events) to support the work of the Communications Department
Fundraising Manager
Deadline: 22/09/2014 - London
Ministry of Stories are looking for an experienced, self-starting and confident fundraiser to support our fundraising strategy and to significantly contribute to our income targets
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - East Midlands
Creative Writing in the School of English at Nottingham blends elements of analysis and practice, paying close attention to the details of the writing process
Operations Manager
Deadline: 17/09/2014 - London
First Story is an innovative, fast-growing UK charity. We arrange and pay for acclaimed writers to run creative-writing workshops for students in state schools across the country
Shakespeare 2016 Programme Coordinator
Deadline: 21/09/2014 - London
The British Council is the world’s leading cultural relations organisation and creates opportunities for people in the UK and worldwide to understand each other, to work together and learn from one another
Programme & Producing Co-ordinator
Deadline: 24/09/2014 - South East England
Co-ordinate the Watford Palace Theatre’s (WPT) programme of produced, partnered, presented and participatory work, across the art forms of theatre, dance, outdoor arts and film
Writers’ Residencies
Deadline: 01/01/2015 - Europe
Writers working in all genres and areas are welcome at Dickinson House
Digital Content Editor
Deadline: 14/09/2014 - London
The Space, launched in June 2014, is a space for artists and audiences to invent and explore exciting digital art
Editorial Assistant
Deadline: 12/09/2014 - London
Faber Children’s Books are looking to recruit an Editorial Assistant to join their small, friendly and successful editorial team

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
People, Place & Planet: WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature and the Environment
Deadline: 01/11/2014 - Wales
New Welsh Review, in association with WWF Cymru and the CADCentre, is thrilled to announce the New Welsh Writing Awards, which will celebrate the finest non-fiction writing in the new and increasingly popular 'short' form
Runaview
Deadline: 01/11/2014 - UK
Dom Joly is fronting a new media website, which will bring together 1000 of the UK's wittiest and most dynamic writers for a sideways look at the stories making the news
Young Writers' Prize 2015
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - South West England
The Young Writers' Prize at Falmouth University is a chance for you to have your work read by published writers
The Manchester Review
Deadline: 05/10/2014 - North West England
During our submission period we welcome unpublished fiction, poetry and essays from both established and new writer
Magma 61:‘The Street’
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - International
The street, after all, is shared territory: all human life is there. Magma, too, is common ground, and we believe all poetic life should be able to rub shoulders here
Scratch Mixer
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - London
Scratch Mixer is Southbank Centre’s regular event in which emerging poets and spoken word artists are invited to share their work in progress.
Ambit
Deadline: 01/11/2014 - UK
Ambit is put together entirely from unsolicited, previously unpublished poetry and short fiction submissions
Are You In The Mood?
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - South West England
A Dorset Writers' Network short fiction competition for writers living or working in Dorset
Dylan's Great Poem
Deadline: 02/10/2014 - Wales
Join in with Developing Dylan 100’s international online event to help award-winning poets Owen Sheers and Mari George create a 100-line bilingual epic written by the young people of the world!
KillerReads
Deadline: 14/09/2014 - UK
HarperFiction are on the lookout for commercial crime and thrillers ranging from police procedurals, to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers and beyond
The Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism 2014
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
Now in its third year, the aim of the competition is to reward new and exciting writing on arts and cultural subjects
Mslexia Issue 64: "Ancestors"
Deadline: 16/09/2014 - UK
Mslexia welcomes previously unpublished submissions from women for every part of the magazine
Writers for York Notes Study Guides
Deadline: 16/09/2014 - UK
We are looking for authors to write the supplementary online activities for the digital versions of the titles York Notes
Mslexia Women's Memoir Competition 2014
Deadline: 22/09/2014 - UK
We're looking for memoirs written by previously unpublished women memoirists. Submissions must be in prose, and narrate actual events in your life
Scottish PEN New Writing Submissions
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - Scotland
We are now open for submissions for the November 2014 issue. The theme is open
Templar Quarterly Pamphlet Award 2014
Deadline: 08/09/2014 - UK
The Templar Quarterly Pamphlet Award offers poets the opportunity to submit a Portfolio of between ten and twelve pages of poetry with the winning poet’s work published as a short Templar Pamphlet
Words and Women's Short Prose Competition
Deadline: 15/11/2014 - East England
Words and Women’s exciting new contemporary writing prize for women in the East of England is open for entries
The Blog North Awards 2014
Deadline: 08/09/2014 - North East England
The Blog North Awards celebrate the best of Northern England’s independent publishing, and aim to bring some of the great new writing being published online to a wider audience
New Statesman and the Webb Memorial Trust Essay Competition
Deadline: 22/10/2014 - UK
Essay competition for 18 to 25s run by the New Statesman and the Webb Memorial Trust. First prize: £1,000

Funding
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
Carnegie Library Lab
Deadline: September 30th
Carnegie Library Lab is the Trust’s new programme of work aimed at enhancing innovation and leadership in public libraries
PEN Pr
Deadline: September 19th
Grants are available to assist UK publishers with promoting and marketing books being published for the first time in English translation
PEN Promotes
Deadline: September 19th
Grants are available to assist UK publishers with promoting and marketing books being published for the first time in English translation
Ideas Fund Innovators
Deadline: September 1st
Are you aged 23-30? We’re offering 20 awards of £500 to creative individuals and groups
National Funding Scheme
Deadline: August 31st
The National Funding Scheme runs and administers DONATE; a national donation platform through mobile devices
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: October 17th
The Royal Society of Literature are now accepting applications for the next round of their RSL Brookleaze Grants for writers
Get Children Reading
Deadline: August 31st
James Patterson Donates £250,000 to Bookshops in the UK & Ireland Bookshops urged to apply for grants to “Get Children Reading”
Stage One
Deadline: August 20th
The Bursary scheme provides financial and practical assistance to outstanding new commercial theatre producers with a view to furthering their careers
Creative Scotland Regular Funding
Deadline: August 4th
Regular funding seeks to ensure Scotland has a breadth and range of arts and creative organisations
Wakefield Lit Fest Seed Fund 2014
Deadline: May 6th
We're looking for enthusiastic people with great ideas, which celebrate reading, writing and words
The Writers' Village International Novel Award 2014
Deadline: September 30th & December 31st
A £500 cash prize can be won for a debut novel in the Writers' Village International Novel award, closing 30th June
Artists's Bursaries
Deadline: 23rd June Deadline
The purpose of the Artists' Bursaries programme is to provide artists and other creative professionals time and resources to develop their practice
Wellcome Trust Arts Awards
Deadline: February 28th
Arts Awards support imaginative and experimental arts projects that explore biomedical science
The Academic Book of the Future
Deadline: March 27th
The Academic Book of the Future: a major new research project from the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Library
Title Pending: The Northern Stage Award for New Theatre
Deadline: March 28th
We take our responsibility for nurturing artists very seriously, especially in these uncertain times
New Wave
Deadline: March 18th
New Wave is an exciting new scheme which will support young people in making their own arts and cultural projects happen in Plymouth and Torbay
Wellcome Trust Scholarship at The New Statesman
Deadline: February 15th
The New Statesman wants to help create a more diverse media, so we're hosting an eight-week paid placement for aspiring science writers from an ethnic minority background
AHRC PhD Studentships: Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Deadline: February 17th
UEA is pleased to announce Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding as partners of the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East (CHASE)

Events
Write That Play!
Region: East England
An innovative writing workshop for new and experienced playwrights, with exercises and activities to help you stimulate ideas and develop plots, characters and settings
Healing Words for Winter
Region: West Midlands
Self-healing poetry, beautiful gardens and woodland walks, gorgeous food and open fires at Heartfelt Garden, Berrington
Literature Works New Writers Conference
Region: South West England
We’re delighted to announce the programme for the Literature Works New Writers Conference which will take place in Plymouth on Sunday 2nd November
Elements of Fiction with Jacob Ross
Region: London
In a brand new addition to the TLC programme, we are delighted to welcome back Jacob Ross, whose Fiction Masterclasses last year were a sell-out success
Thinking outside the ‘Artsbox’: Creative digital approaches to Arts Award
Region: Yorkshire
We would like to invite you to participate in a practical workshop looking at using IPads and other tablet apps
Arts Award Adviser Network
Region: Yorkshire
The network meetings will be hosted in different cities across Yorkshire and the Humber at various times of the year
Magical Realism & Erotica with Leone Ross
Region: Yorkshire
This Inscribe Masterclass with acclaimed Jamaican/British writer Leone Ross will teach you to write in two of the most popular genres: magical realism and erotica
Creative Writes
Region: London
Join us at the inspiring North Bank house in Muswell Hill, N10 for a block of three consecutive workshops
Finding Inspiration with Lynda Radley
Region: Scotland
A workshop examining where to look and how to search for the notions, images and stories that will help you create your play
Introduction to Playwriting with Isabel Wright
Region: Scotland
Scottish playwright and screenwriter Isabel Wright (Blooded, Peepshow) leads an interactive workshop for aspiring playwrights looking to make a start on their first play
Free Writing for Performance Workshops
Region: East Midlands
Would you like to hone your writing skills? Polish your performances? Have you always wanted to read your writing on stage?
Get Connected: Digital Women UK turns one
Region: London
Digital Women UK is celebrating its first anniversary by hosting a dynamic one day programme of activities on social media, technology and the arts for women who are, or who want to get, connected online
Creative Writing Residential with Alice Oswald
Region: South West England
A wonderful opportunity to develop your creative writing with Alice Oswald and guests in the inspiring setting of Sharpham house and gardens
The Bookseller Children's Conference 2014
Region: London
The Conference offers Publishers, Booksellers, Authors and Librarians the opportunity to come together to discover, learn and discuss what is working and what isn't in the children's book world
Novel Writing Masterclass With Gavin Extence
Region: Yorkshire
Gavin Extence is a multi-award winning novelist whose work has been translated into seventeen languages
Follow the Metaphor
Region: London
Ted’s workshops are always meaningful and inspiring and this is a great opportunity to catch up with him while he’s in the UK
Offa’s Press Poetry Day
Region: West Midlands
Poetry Writing Day on the theme of 'work' with Offa's Press poets Marion Cockin, Simon Fletcher and Dave Reeves
Poetry Workshop with Frances Leviston
Region: East England
Enjoy a day of writing exercise and feedback from Frances Leviston, one of the UKs most celebrated contemporary poets
Vanguard
Region: London
Explore the expansive modern tradition of British experimental poetry, as S J Fowler presents a necessarily idiosyncratic insight into the vibrant innovative poetries which have sought originality in the UK over the last 50 years
The Money 2014
Region: London
The Money is an annual conference about how cultural funding and revenue is changing

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