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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
WriteNow Manchester
Deadline: 04/02/2017 - North West England
Penguin Random House UK want to find, mentor and publish new writers with different stories to tell. Writers from communities under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves
Artist Facilitators
Deadline: 31/10/2016 - London
The Cultural Citizens Programme is a high profile national pilot funded by ACE and supported by DCMS to increase cultural confidence, arts experience and creative decision-making for young people
Fundraising Coordinator
Deadline: 28/10/2016 - Yorkshire
Apothecary supplying sorcery services & unnatural products to magical beings. Yorkshire charity: writing & mentoring centre for children & young people
Project Manager (Cultivator)
Deadline: 26/10/2016 - South West England
Cultivator is an innovative project providing an integrated programme of skills and business development support for Small to Medium Enterprises in Cornwall’s Creative Industries
Writer/Facilitator for Young Writers Group
Deadline: 14/10/2016 - South East England
ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Theatre are looking to appoint an experienced, versatile Writer/Facilitator to lead term-time weekly Young Writers’ sessions as part of a two-year project
Freelance contract to deliver Land of Legends: Wales’ literary tourism online hub
Deadline: 04/11/2016 - Wales
Literature Wales will provide the literary knowledge, and are looking to employ a tourism professional to research the market, develop the brand, and deliver, pitch and launch this product to the industry
Emerge Training Programme for Young Creatives
Deadline: 17/11/2016 - East England
The Emerge Training Programme; a professional development programme for artists, aged 16-25, working in any creative medium
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 24/10/2016 - London
We are looking to appoint a fiction writer to join the Creative Writing Programme at Birkbeck, University of London
Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing
Deadline: 14/10/2016 - North West England
The University of Chester invites applications for a 0.6 Lectureship tenable from 1st January 2017 based at our campus in Shrewsbury
Project Manager
Deadline: 07/11/2016 - UK
Jerwood Charitable Foundation seek an experienced and highly organised individual with an excellent track record of managing projects, ideally in the literary sector though we are very open to experience from other areas
BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme 2017 - Extended Deadline
Deadline: 10/10/2016 - UK
The BBC shall be commissioning 8 writers to write an original series or serial script for BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Three Online. To apply you must have at least one production credit (a drama, at least 30 mins in duration) to your name
Communications & Marketing Assistant
Deadline: 13/10/2016 - International
The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations
WEM: Freelance Event Coordinator wanted
Deadline: 20/10/2016 - East Midlands
Writing East Midlands is seeking a Coordinator to help deliver The Writers’ Conference, taking place 25th March in Nottingham
Deadline: 14/10/2016 - South East England
We’re looking to appoint an experienced, versatile Writer/Facilitator to lead a fortnightly Women’s Writing Group as part of the SO:Write project
Audience Development Consultant
Deadline: 26/10/2016 - South East England
The Charleston Trust are seeking a consultant to work with us to create a five-year Audience Development Strategy for Charleston
Marketing and Communications Manager
Deadline: 18/10/2016 - South East England
Charleston is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager to continue the excellent communication and marketing work already taking place and new future activities
Outreach Administrator
Deadline: 19/10/2016 - London
The Koestler Trust is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. We’ve been awarding, exhibiting and selling artwork by offenders, secure patients and detainees since the charity was founded in 1962
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 05/10/2016 - North East England
Teesside University is a modern university, proud of our eighty-five-year heritage and of our commitment to putting students at the heart of everything we do through significant investment in our estate, innovative teaching and research
Project Manager
Deadline: 09/10/2016 - South East England
We’re looking for an experienced arts administrator and programmer to organise and deliver the Creative Future Literary Awards (CFLA)

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Call for Papers – Poetry on the Move: Contemporary boundary crossings and ways of speaking poetically
Deadline: 10/12/2016 - International
A special issue of Axon: Creative Explorations will be published on this theme in August 2017, building on work emerging from the Poetry on the Move festival hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) in September 2016. There may be a further, associated IPSI symposium at the University of Canberra in May 2017 (see below).
The National Memory Day Creative Writing Competition
Deadline: 20/01/2017 - UK
The National Memory Day Creative Writing Competition invites entries from people of any age writing in English to share their poems and short stories with us
Fire River Poets Open Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: 31/10/2016 - UK
Poems may be in any style and on any subject. They must be the entrant’s original and unaided work
The CityLife Prize for Fiction by Young Writers
Deadline: 15/03/2017 - London
The CityLife Prize for Fiction by Young Writers is a new literary fiction prize from the University of East London. It is open to all London-based writers aged 16 to 19
First Story National Writing Competition 2016
Deadline: 23/11/2016 - UK
We’re inviting students from all secondary state schools across the UK to submit 850 words or less of poetry or prose on the theme of ‘Footprints’
The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2016
Deadline: 30/11/2016 - UK
The Rialto invites you to enter our first ever pamphlet competition, with the chance of getting published in our award-winning pamphlet series
Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2017
Deadline: 31/03/2017 - Scotland
Author Alexander McCall Smith is the chairman of judges in the 2017 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition
Brunel University International African Poetry Prize 2017
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
Flight Journal Issue 3
Deadline: 31/10/2016 - UK
FFor this issue, Flight Journal is looking for micro fiction of up to 500 words. The theme for this issue is The City: Isolation and/or Togetherness
Women in Comedy Writing Competition 2016
Deadline: 14/10/2016 - UK
New to this year’s Women in Comedy Festival is a comedy writing competition and you are invited to flex your comedy writing muscles in two categories, the first for a three minutes comedy sketch or monologue, the second for a short story. Must be funny of course
Call for Proposals - Spring Season 2017
Deadline: 14/10/2016 - London
The Space seek to programme high quality theatre productions, with a balance of classics, revivals and new writing
Dynamo Mentoring Scheme
Deadline: 17/10/2016 - West Midlands
Are you a BAME, Disabled or Deaf, Low-income or LGBTQI+ Poet who lives, works or studies in the West Midlands region?
Words & Women Prose Writing Competition 2016
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
Who is Giselle?
Deadline: 06/11/2016 - International
Young Poets Network is thrilled to be partnering with English National Ballet to bring young poets a tantalizing new challenge based around renowned choreographer Akram Khan's new production of Giselle
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
The YA Book Prize 2016
Deadline: 01/12/2016 - UK
We know you love YA fiction, so our aim is to showcase the best YA, awarding the YA Book Prize to a piece of work our expert judges, including young people, think is something special
The Real Story
Deadline: 01/11/2016 - UK
We love true stories (and even mostly true stories), personal essays, memoirs, diaries, sketches and literary journalism. Reality is so much stranger than fiction
Deadline: 24/03/2017 - International
After a six-month hiatus Granta, one of the world’s most prestigious literary magazines, is again accepting unsolicited submissions
Kings & Queens
Deadline: 13/07/2017 - UK
The Emma Press is looking for poems about kings and queens, for a new anthology aimed at children aged 8+.

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
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
Theatre Exterior
Deadline: February 29th
Chorlton Arts Festival have up to £500 available to commission separate organisations/artists/collectives to create new theatre

Word Factory’s Masterclass with David Vann
Region: London
Join the award-winning Vann, creative writing professor at the University of Warwick and Guggenheim Fellow, for an exclusive masterclass on O'Connor and Katherine Anne Porte
Wild Wisdom with Siobhan Mac Mahon
Region: Yorkshire
An invitation to celebrate, liberate and remember the wild woman within through creative writing; giving voice to the wisdom of your body, the knowing in your bones, the singing in your veins….
Arvon: Hidden Stories
Region: North West England
Are you a refugee or asylum seeker based in Manchester? Do you like writing stories and poems, or have a desire to express yourself with words?
Arvon Belfast
Region: Northern Ireland
Are you a young person (14-18) living in Belfast? Do you like to write or express yourself with words? Apply for this exciting opportunity to develop your writing with the support of top writer
Arvon: Literary Translation
Region: Yorkshire
Literary translators write the world’s books for new readers. But how? To be a translator you need to be the closest of readers in one language, and the most accomplished and versatile of writers in another
Growing Bolder Bristol
Region: South West England
We're restarting our free popular group for people over fifty-five funded by Bristol Ageing Better
Byte The Book - How Can We Sell More Books Through Non-Traditional Retail Channels?
Region: London
As sales channels for books become increasingly polarised, how can we use alternative and non-traditional retail channels to sell more books?
Writing A Novel – Bringing your Characters to Life with Susan Elliot Wright and Russell Thomas
Region: Yorkshire
Do you have a strong, convincing protagonist? Do your minor characters earn their place in the novel? How well do you understand these people you've created?
#LostandFound YA Panel
Region: London
What’s it really like, being a debut author? Why are so many children’s and YA books about finding yourself? How do you find your ‘voice’ in fiction?
Creative Writing - Writing Headingley
Region: Yorkshire
Flex both your writing muscles and your physical muscles with this creative writing short course
Make Me An Author
Region: Yorkshire
Learn how to become an author of Young Adult fiction in this fun new short course taught by published fiction writer Clare Sita Fisher
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
People, Places, Life: Creative Writing at M Shed
Region: South West England
Join writer and trained facilitator, Caleb Parkin, to be inspired by the Bristol People, Places and Life galleries – and discover writing techniques to explore real and imagined people, places and lives of our own
Guardian Masterclass: How to develop your book and get published
Region: London
What if you could reconnect to your initial enthusiasm for your book and keep it going until the final page? This unique course will give you the practical and motivational tools for developing your book and attracting a publisher
Guardian Masterclass: Writing Your Novel with Ross Raisin
Region: London
Over six consecutive Wednesday evenings, this course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to write your novel – with Ross Raisin, one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists
A masterclass in productivity: How to kill email overload and get real work done
Region: London
Learn how to become more productive and invoke your creativity, by curbing your addiction to email and social media
Guardian Masterclass: Column-writing with Owen Jones
Region: London
Learn how to write compelling columns that challenge the status quo at this unique Masterclass with Guardian columnist Owen Jones
Plotstormers One & Two-day Workshops (NaNoWriMo Special)
Region: South East England
Choose from one or two days (non-residential) of novel-plotting workshops at the gorgeous Sussex House with plenty of good food, caffeine, cake, wine, and excellent company
HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshop - Food, Glorious Food
Region: South East England
Awaken all five senses as we use food for writing inspiration in this hands-on workshop
Creative Writes with Nichola Charalambou
Region: London
At the heart of Creative Writes is the belief that writing forms an integral part of your personal legacy

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