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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
Part Time Hourly Paid Lecturers in Creative Writing
Deadline: 11/08/2017 - South East England
The School of Media and Performing Arts in the University of Portsmouth wishes to appoint hourly-paid part-time lecturers to a bank of academic staff for teaching opportunities in the 2017-2018 academic year
Lecturer Creative Writing (Prose writing)
Deadline: 13/08/2017 - South West England
The University of Gloucestershire is seeking to strengthen the University’s successful and expanding Creative Writing programme, which includes the BA in Creative Writing and the MA in Creative & Critical Writing
Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (Prose writing)
Deadline: 13/08/2017 - South West England
The University of Gloucestershire is seeking to strengthen the University’s successful and expanding Creative Writing programme, which includes the BA in Creative Writing and the MA in Creative & Critical Writing
Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing
Deadline: 24/07/2017 - North East England
Newcastle University wishes to appoint a teaching fellow in Creative Writing with experience in the teaching of prose
Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing (Poetry)
Deadline: 27/07/2017 - North East England
Newcastle University wishes to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing with experience in the teaching of the writing of poetry
Professor OR Associate Professor in English Literature and/or Creative Writing
Deadline: 11/09/2017 - North East England
Northumbria University is a thriving, research-rich university with a global reputation for academic excellence and a clear and ambitious vision
Development Manager
Deadline: 21/07/2017 - North West England
The Reader has ambitious plans for developing a national network of shared reading groups across the UK
Senior Content Editor
Deadline: 29/07/2017 - London
The Institute of Art and Ideas re looking for a talented and ambitious Senior Content Editor for our new IAI Events program, as well as the highly successful HowTheLightGetsIn Festival
Artist in Residence
Deadline: 20/07/2017 - West Midlands
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) is the independent charity which cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of his work
Executive Assistant
Deadline: 20/07/2017 - London
The Poetry Society is the UK’s leading national poetry organisation. We have just completed an ambitious redevelopment of our Covent Garden premises, and now we’re looking to expand our team
Education Co-ordinator
Deadline: 19/07/2017 - London
The Poetry Society is the UK’s leading poetry organisation. We have just completed an ambitious redevelopment of our Covent Garden premises, and now we’re looking to expand our team
Deputy Director
Deadline: 20/07/2017 - London
The Ministry of Stories is a writing and mentoring centre where anyone aged eight to 18 can come and discover their own gift for writing
Primers Volume 3: A Mentoring & Publication Scheme
Deadline: 08/09/2017 - UK
The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are delighted to announce the arrival of Primers 3, the third year of our scheme which creates a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication and receive a programme of supportive feedback, mentoring and promotion
WCN Emerging Translator Mentorships 2017
Deadline: 28/07/2017 - UK
Founded by Daniel Hahn in 2010, our translation mentoring programme aims to develop successive new cohorts of literary translators into English
Resource Development: Lesson Plan Writer
Deadline: 01/08/2017 - UK
The Culture Bridge are seeking experienced teachers / educators to write lesson plans for English speaking teachers who will be delivering courses leading to English Speaking Board ‘speech’ qualifications in China
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Prose & Poetry
Deadline: 30/07/2017 - North West England
The Liverpool Screen School seeks a highly motivated individual with expertise and experience in writing, publishing and teaching both Prose and Poetry to join the Creative Writing team
Writer in Residence 2018
Deadline: 30/09/2017 - International
Victoria University of Wellington invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2018
Deadline: 16/07/2017 - UK
Thrrough WriteNow, Penguin Random House want to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves
Marketing Assistant
Deadline: 21/07/2017 - London
Bloomsbury Festival is five-day celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity. The purpose of the role is provide marketing and communications support for the Festival

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
Bare Fiction Prize 2017
Deadline: 31/10/2017 - UK
With this fourth iteration of the awards Bare Fiction will have awarded over £10,000 in prize money to writers across the globe
Bradford on Avon Arts Festival Poetry Competition
Deadline: 30/07/2017 - UK
Bradford on Avon Arts Festival continues to provide a varied, stimulating and entertaining late summer programme in our vibrant and historic town
Solstice Shorts 2017
Deadline: 21/08/2017 - UK
Successful stories & poems will be performed by actors, and will go forward to next year's Dawn & Dusk anthology, for which royalties will be paid
Ilkley Literature Festival Writing Competitions 2017
Deadline: 01/08/2017 - International
The winners of each competition, plus runners up and commended writers will be invited to read at the Festival in October 2017
The Young Walter Scott Prize 2017
Deadline: 31/10/2017 - UK
The Young Walter Scott Prize is the UK’s only creative writing prize dedicated to historical fiction. If you are aged between 11 and 19, and have a story to tell that is set in the past, this prize is for you!
Next Chapter Award 2017
Deadline: 27/09/2017 - Scotland
The Next Chapter Award supports an emerging writer over the age of 40 yet to publish a full-length work for whom finding time and space to write has proved especially challenging.
Call for Papers - Edge Poetics Conference
Deadline: 04/08/2017 - UK
This one-day symposium will ask: what are the benefits for the pedagogy of Creative Writing of writing practices drawn from experimental and fantastic traditions; and what does it mean to be a writer interested in such traditions who also teaches Creative Writing in academe?
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017 - Open for Entries
Deadline: 31/08/2017 - International
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates excellence in Poetry and Short Fiction
TLC Free Reads 2017
Deadline: 29/09/2017 - South West England
Literature Works are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads scheme
Spark Young Writers Magazine
Deadline: 17/07/2017 - West Midlands
Spark Young Writers Magazine wants to hear from you if you’re aged 8 – 20 and live or go to school in the West Midlands
Winchester Poetry Prize 2017
Deadline: 31/07/2017 - International
Following its launch in 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize is now an annual competition. This year we are very pleased to welcome Sarah Howe as a our judge
The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017
Deadline: 14/07/2017 - International
We welcome entries in Fiction, Poetry and Life Writing. The competition is open to anyone around the world who has not published a complete book in their chosen category
2017 Shooter Poetry Competition
Deadline: 19/11/2017 - UK
Our contests offer an additional means to spotlight literary excellence, with cash prizes and highlighted publication both in the pages of the magazine and online
Some of the Things that Art has Done
Deadline: 14/07/2017 - UK
Writers and artists Stevie and Susannah Ronnie are looking for submissions for the digital anthology
Tongues&Grooves Prose Poem Prize 2018
Deadline: 01/01/2017 - UK
This inaugural competition marks the fifteenth anniversary of Tongues&Grooves and any funds will go towards its community projects
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2018
Deadline: 28/09/2017 - UK
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner
The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2017
Deadline: 14/09/2017 - UK
The Timothy Corsellis Poetry Prize asks young writers aged 14-25 to respond to the life and/or work of a small selection of Second World War poets
Significant Ink
Deadline: 18/07/2017 - North East England
Significant Ink is New Writing North’s Talent Development programme supports writers for television fromgroups currently under-represented in the industr

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
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
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
Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships
Deadline: November 7th
The Jerwood Compton Fellowships support individual artists whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest cultural sense

Poetry Inspiration Weekend with Bethany Rivers
Region: West Midlands
This course is open to anyone, whether you're a beginner or more experienced. The day meets you wherever you are in your writing and expression and enables you to unfold from there
Who Are We Now? - A workshop for BAME writers
Region: South East England
Free Life Writing Workshop asks: Who are we now? A year on from Brexit and political upheavals in the UK continue. But what effect has this had on YOUR everyday life?
Write Like a Grrrl
Region: South East England
Always wanted to write? Then stop dreaming and become your dream. Revolutionise your writing. Tackle self-doubt. Gain strength and a sense of community
Keep Your Book on the Boil
Region: South East England
The end’s in sight – What next? Editing. Synopsis. Agents. It's easy to let your writing drift away over the summer. Our July courses will help keep the words bubbling along
Playmaker: Football Writing Creative Workshop
Region: North West England
Come and join in with the National Football Museum’s fun and creative football writing workshop, led by one of our favourite children’s authors
Summer Snaps with David Bingham & Simon Fletcher
Region: West Midlands
Are you interested in photography? And writing poetry? In that case join David Bingham and Simon Fletcher, both experienced practitioners, for a creative writing workshop in beautiful Shropshire countryside
Country House Day: Creating Story
Region: South East England
Is your writing lacking a spark? Has your novel got stuck? Feel a bit lost or uninspired?
International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School
Region: East England
The Summer School brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice
Child’s Play with Chrissy Williams
Region: London
Come and unleash your inner child with a series of poetic games and experiments designed to push, pull, skip, hop and pole-vault your poetry into new areas
Empathy with Sarah Howe
Region: London
Can you really see the world from another's perspective? Explore empathetic writing with Sarah Howe
Flamboyance with Katrina Naomi
Region: London
Would you love to give your poetry some much-needed glitz and glitter? This workshop will consider flamboyance and exuberance, with a focus on the poetry of Peter Redgrove
Voice Workshop for Poets with Nicola Collett
Region: London
Develop your vocal and performance techniques to really bring your poems off the page at live events
The Power of Place with Edmund Prestwich
Region: North West England
The influence of place touches every point in our lives, shaping us and our feelings about who we are and what we want to be
From the Archives with Martin Kratz
Region: London
Take inspiration from the rarely-seen archives of Anthony Burgess and write new poems with Martin Kratz
Landscape / Portrait with Holly Corfield-Carr
Region: South West England
Taking you from initial sketches to the editing decisions involved in framing the finished piece, this course will teach you how to look at the bigger picture of your poems
London Lit Lab: Continuing to write post-MA
Region: London
Are you reaching the end of a creative writing MA, or have you completed one in the last three years? Would you like some help getting your manuscript finished and taking the next steps towards publication
Space to Write Day with Susan Elliot Wright & Russell Thomas
Region: Yorkshire
Would you benefit from some time away from domestic distractions to work on your current project in the company of like-minded people?
Byte The Book - How Can We Access Finance to Enable Innovative Creative Projects?
Region: London
For the third running we’ll have four companies pitching for money for creative projects judged by the audience and a panel of financial experts
Your Novel - 10% for NAWE members
Region: London
Led by acclaimed novelist William Ryan, our ten-week course is dedicated to helping you transform your novel idea into a fully-fledged manuscript
Your Children's Book - 10% discount for NAWE members
Region: London
Join us in the heart of literary London on Wednesday evenings for five stimulating weeks of practical workshops and expert advice from some of the top names in children’s fiction

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