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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
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 05/05/2015 - Yorkshire
York St John University are looking to appoint a specialist in Creative Writing to join their exciting creative writing programmes
Lecturer in Film/Screenwriting (Part-time)
Deadline: 17/05/2015 - South East England
The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre at the University of Essex wishes to appoint an experienced film / screenwriter to support expansion of film practice in the curriculum
Director Arts and Creative Industries
Deadline: 05/05/2015 - London
Indonesia is a high priority country for the UK and definitely for the British Council in East Asia
Bookings & Membership Assistant
Deadline: 11/05/2015 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre is a creative literacy centre for children aged 0-11 years and their families, carers and teachers
Arts Award Adviser & Teacher
Deadline: 05/05/2015 - London
Southwark Inclusive Learning Service (SILS) is an alternative education provision for pupils excluded or at risk of exclusion from a mainstream school
London Programme Officer
Deadline: 11/05/2015 - London
The London Programme Officer will support the delivery of an education and industry network committed to the creation of opportunities for learners and new entrants to gain training, apprenticeships and careers advice in the creative industries
Development Officer
Deadline: 06/05/2015 - London
Arvon, the home of creative writing, is looking for a confident and self-motivated Development Officer to join its development team
Project Coordinator
Deadline: 18/05/2015 - North East England
Active Northumberland is recruiting for a Project Coordinator for the Northern Poetry Library
Writer Opportunities
Deadline: 01/05/2015 - North East England
NTC has received funding to produce A Wife or the Gallows and Other Telling Tales, a new, northern Canterbury Tales for family audiences, which will tour nationally in autumn 2015
Youth Arts Development Coordinator
Deadline: 01/05/2015 - Scotland
Youth Arts Collective North East (YACNE) is an innovative partnership of 21 organisations working together to deliver an ambitious, inspirational and educational programme of multi art form activity for young people in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland aged 0-25
Arts Officer (Maternity cover)
Deadline: 24/04/2015 - Yorkshire
The Brontë Society is one of the world’s oldest literary societies, and manages and maintains the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire
Project Manager - Reflections of Newcastle
Deadline: 24/04/2015 - North East England
A Project Manager is required to take overall responsibility for co-ordinating ‘Reflections of Newcastle’, including the launch of the eBook in July 2016
Finance and Administration Officer
Deadline: 24/04/2015 - South West England
Literature Works is looking for a Financial & Administration Officer to maximise the resources available to deliver our core and project work by providing first rate administrative and financial support for the project staff, trainees and volunteers
HarperCollins Graduate Scheme 2015/16
Deadline: 08/05/2015 - London
If you succeed in joining the 2015 HarperCollins Graduate Scheme you would be based in our new offices in the News Building
Executive Director, Royal Society of Literature
Deadline: 01/05/2015 - London
For nearly 200 years, the Royal Society of Literature has existed to celebrate and nurture all that is best in British literature, past and present
Director, Spread the Word
Deadline: 27/04/2015 - London
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong leadership and management skills and a passion for literature to lead a National Portfolio Organisation that has in recent years grown significantly in ambition and reputation
Fundraising Manager
Deadline: 15/04/2015 - London
After five years making stories in Hoxton, the Ministry of Stories has ambitious plans for growth
Story Builders
Deadline: 20/04/2015 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre is a creative literacy centre for children aged 0-11 years and their families, carers and teachers
Operations Manager
Deadline: 24/04/2015 - North West England
You will be an important and senior member of The Reader Organisation, working closely with the Head of Operations
Marketing Manager
Deadline: 24/04/2015 - North West England
The Reader Organisation has a strong track record in delivering high quality and good value services, close partnership working, developing entrepreneurial ideas with social value, and attracting a dedicated, energetic team of staff and volunteers

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
Valley Press - Open Call for Submissions
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
LIBERTY
Deadline: 04/05/2015 - UK
Arachne Press are celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta with an event: we need your stories/ poems
NAWE Conference 2015 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: 04/05/2015 - UK
The NAWE Conference invites writers to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching of writing at all levels
Antiphon Issue 15
Deadline: 30/05/2015 - International
Antiphon on-line poetry magazine is dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry from new and established poets
Mslexia Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 15/06/2015 - UK
We welcome poems of any length, on all subjects - as long as they're written by women
The London Magazine's Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 31/05/2015 - International
This is a fantastic opportunity for writers across the world to get published in the most prestigious literary journal in the UK plus winning a cash prize
TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition
Deadline: 22/05/2015 - London
The TLC’s Pen Factor Writing Competition is back, with four agents and publishers offering live feedback to shortlisted writers of fiction and non-fiction
The Red Shed Open Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 25/04/2015 - UK
We are delighted to announce the seventh successive Red Shed Open Poetry Competition and to welcome this year's adjudicator, Julie Mellor
The Novella Award 2015
Deadline: 05/06/2015 - UK
The Novella Award is open to any unpublished novella between 20,000 and 40,000 words in length, and to any writer in the English-speaking world
Foyle Young Poets Award 2015
Deadline: 31/07/2015 - UK
Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is once again on the search for the world’s most exciting new poets aged 11-17
Writers’ Village Story Contest Summer 2015
Deadline: 30/06/2015 - International
£1000 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest Summer 2015
Poetic Republic Poetry & Prose Prizes 2015
Deadline: 30/04/2015 - UK
Anonymous peer review online poetry competition judged by the entrants themselves
The Brighton Prize 2015
Deadline: 07/07/2015 - UK
The aim is to find the best short story for a live audience, with the winning entry - as well as the two runners up - performing at an awards show in November
Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015
Deadline: 17/07/2015 - UK
Introducing the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition. Our judge Andrew McMillan will choose one lucky winner to have their debut poetry collection published by Bare Fiction
The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015
Deadline: 24/07/2015 - International
Entries are now welcome for the 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize. We are looking for submissions in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing
Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 17/08/2014 - UK
Proceeds of the competition will be used to fund ‘Buzzwords', £600 first prized and judged by Alison Brackenbury
Buzzwords Open Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 23/08/2015 - UK
Proceeds of the competition will be used to fund ‘Buzzwords’, which is the longest running and most respected regular poetry gathering in Cheltenham
The Editor's Brief: Endings
Deadline: 08/05/2015 - UK
The quarterly Editor’s Brief is open to all ages and disciplines. There will be first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prizes for each category (audio/video, writing, and visual art/photographs)
NAWE Conference 2015 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: 04/05/2014 - UK
The NAWE Conference invites writers to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching of writing at all levels

Funding
FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards
Deadline: April 30th
The inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations
ArtWorks Development Grants
Deadline: May 11th
Paul Hamlyn Foundation is launching a new call for proposals for grants of up to £3,500 to support projects that apply and embed the learning from ArtWorks
The Wrap-Up Fund
Deadline: May 1st
Sixteen IdeasTap members/groups will be awarded £500 to help finish off their creative project
Creative Future
Deadline: June 15th
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
PEN Translates
Deadline: May 22nd
PEN Translates was launched in 2012, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: May 15th
Awarded by our Council, the Brookleaze Grants support writers (novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers) who need time away from their normal lives – to take sabbaticals from their jobs, for example, or to travel abroad for research – to write
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships - Extended Deadline
Deadline: March 5th
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 Julia Darling Travel Fellowship
Deadline: March 21st
New Writing North in conjunction with the family and friends of the late writer Julia Darling are establishing a new Travel Fellowship for creative writers in her name
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
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

Events
Advanced Writing Workshop with Catherine Smith
Region: South East England
Every month your group will meet to review work in progress and to discuss and explore aspects of writing technique and the creative process
Writing Poetry with John McCullough
Region: South East England
This course will look at a range of poetic techniques such as compression, imagery, texture, line breaks, traditional forms, rhyme and metre
Writing children's fiction with Laura Dockrill
Region: London
With this liberating weekend course, Laura Dockrill, acclaimed author of the much-loved Darcy Burdock books, will teach you useable, creative exercises that make writing fun
Masterclass: Writing Stand-Up Comedy with Logan Murray
Region: Yorkshire
In awe when you see those brave enough to stand in front of an audience and try and make you laugh?
Masterclass: Fantasy Writing with Justina Robson
Region: Yorkshire
Science fiction and fantasy writing have never been more popular. Now you can learn the key components of this genre in a masterclass with successful author Justina Robson
Inside Publishing with Jazzmine Breary & Maia Walczak
Region: Yorkshire
Ever wondered what makes a strong author-publisher partnership? Join author-illustrator Maia Walczak and Jazzmine Breary from Jacaranda Books as they explain how the two
Masterclass: Working with Verbatim
Region: Yorkshire
Harness the power of testimonial theatre with award-winning Bradford-based Common Wealth and learn about their unique devising process
Writing for the Theatre with Simon Vinnicombe
Region: London
Work alongside one of Britain's most popular playwrights,National Theatre Writer Simon Vinnicombe for three consecutive Saturdays
4th Annual Creative Writing Lecture: 'A Writer’s Life'
Region: East Midlands
The 4th Annual Creative Writing Lecture will be given by Dame Edna O’Brien on Thursday 7 May 2015 at 6.00pm in the Rattray Lecture Theatre
A Getting Published Masterclass
Region: London
Everything you need to know about how to find agents, how to approach them, and how to write a compelling synopsis and covering letter
Inspiration: Clarifying and Adding Structure to Initial Inspiration - Learn Pro Tools & Tricks
Region: London
In this talk, C. M. Taylor will use his own work-in-progress to explain the pro tools and tricks he uses to add structure to initial inspiration, and to keep in touch with a book's emotional heart
Self-Editing: Revising Your Words
Region: London
This workshop presents practical suggestions on revising your own work as well as prompts and tricks for self-editing
Mix 03 Writing Digital
Region: South West England
Writer Naomi Alderman, theorist Florian Cramer, and performers Blast Theory set to appear at this year’s Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL Conference 2015
Creative Writing and History Workshop
Region: South East England
This workshop will cover the conceptual challenges of presenting the past credibly, finding your voice, structuring your work, using your research while controlling your narrative, and getting published
Writing For Radio with Polly Thomas
Region: North West England
The day will involve listening, practical exercises, information on the BBC commissioning process and on the spot writing
How To Write Flash Fiction with David Gaffney
Region: North West England
Learn the intricacies of writing flash fiction (short stories of up to 1000 words). How do you tell a story and reveal character with such a restricted word count?
To The Stage – How To Make Theatre for Young Audiences
Region: North West England
As Arts Council England’s commitment to making great art for everyone increases, many theatre companies, programmers, producers and makers are looking to create more opportunities for families and young people to engage with theatre
Poetry: The Spirit of Place
Region: North East England
In these practical workshops we will consider our own intimate geographies
Writing Fiction: Character with Helen Limon
Region: North East England
Compelling and authentic characters capture and sustain the emotional and intellectual engagement of the reader
Byte the Book – Marketing Bootcamp for Authors
Region: London
In association with Byte The Book, two of publishing’s most successful marketing consultants, Katie Roden & Chris McVeigh, have joined forces to present an exclusive one-day Marketing Bootcamp for authors and publishers

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