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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
Programme Manager (Young People)
Deadline: 12/05/2014 - North East England
New Writing North are recruiting a temporary member of staff to cover the current Programme Manager (Young People)’s maternity leave
Marketing and Project Officer
Deadline: 24/04/2014 - Wales
Literature Wales is the National Company for the development of literature in Wales
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 14/04/2014 - West Midlands
The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing with effect from 1st September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 25/04/2014 - East Midlands
De Montfort University wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Creative Writing to start by September 2014
Postgraduate Research Studentship
Deadline: 29/04/2014 - London
This University of Roehampton studentship arises from a major Arts and Humanities Research Council funded three-year project, entitled ‘Memories of Fiction: An Oral History of Readers’ Life Stories
Building Manager
Deadline: 18/04/2014 - North West England
This is an exciting opportunity for an organised individual with a proven track record to manage a complex site for The Reader Organisation
New Product Development Manager
Deadline: 14/04/2014 - North West England
For The Reader Organisation to continue to expand across the UK we need a much wider offer of products and projects for new and existing markets
Marketing and Project Officer
Deadline: 24/04/2014 - Wales
Literature Wales is a National Company for the development of literature in Wales
Director, Essex Book Festival
Deadline: 16/05/2014 - South East England
The Essex Book Festival takes place in March every year in venues across the county, including Southend and Thurrock
Playwright
Deadline: 25/04/2014 - East Midlands
New perspectives theatre company seeks playwright for experimental rural theatre research project
Education Projects Officer
Deadline: 16/04/2014 - East England
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is looking to appoint a full time Education Projects Officer
International Projects Officer
Deadline: 20/04/2020 - Scotland
Festivals Edinburgh was created by the directors of Edinburgh’s twelve festivals
Theatre Education Practitioners / Primary Workshop Leaders
Deadline: 15/04/2014 - South East England
Kamotion Theatre is on the look out for three inspiring workshop leaders to work with us to provide our exciting weekly classes in the Swindon area
Relationship Manager, Theatre
Deadline: 01/04/2014 - Yorkshire
The Arts Council needs a Relationship Manager, Theatre in the Dewsbury/Leeds Office
Part-time Lecturer A/B in Creative Writing (Script and Short Story)
Deadline: 22/04/2014 - London
Goldsmiths’ Department of Media and Communications is one of the longest established departments for teaching and researching media in the world
Phd in English Literature, Creative Writing and Linguistics
Deadline: 27/09/2014 - South East England
As a University of Surrey postgraduate research student you will work in the collegial environment of the School of English and Languages
Communications Manager, Create
Deadline: 15/04/2014 - London
Are you an experienced, driven, imaginative Communications Manager looking for a new challenge within an award winning creative arts charity?
Creative Writing Tutor
Deadline: 01/05/2014 - South East England
Slamseys Art is looking for local Creative Writing tutors to lead workshops in Braintree, Essex
Poet in Residence for Jane Austen's House Museum
Deadline: 16/04/2014 - South East England
Jane Austen's House Museum is looking for a poet-in-residence to develop and support the programme of literary events at the Museum
Junior Consultant
Deadline: 02/04/2014 - London
Business of Culture is a small but leading consultancy to the cultural and creative industries sectors working across the arts, media, heritage, tourism, creative industries, museums, festivals and capital projects

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
Open Submission at The Borough Press
Deadline: 21/04/2014 - UK
The Borough Press is opening its doors to un-agented submissions of literary novels for a limited two-week period from 7 – 21 April 2014
Marketing Assistant
Deadline: 01/05/2014 - Wales
Literature Wales is the National Company for the development of literature in Wales
Edith Sitwell, eccentricity and sounds – new writing challenge!
Deadline: 01/06/2014 - UK
As part of the celebrations for the Edith Sitwell Festival 2014, lecturer Charles Mundye discusses the poet’s life and work, and sets two intriguing and inspiring writing challenges
The Poetry Trust: Advanced Seminar
Deadline: 16/05/2014 - East England
Applications are now invited for Aldeburgh Eight which will take place in Suffolk from 7th-14th November 2014
The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest
Deadline: 31/07/2013 - International
The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is an international playwriting contest developed in 2003 to bring works of social significance to the general public
Zebra Poetry Film Festival Competition 2014
Deadline: 25/04/2014 - Europe
For the 7th time, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is inviting entries for the competition to find the best poetry films
Fiction Uncovered 2014
Deadline: 30/04/2014 - UK
The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize seeks to promote emerging and deserving British fiction writers of outstanding work, looking beyond the debuts and the bestsellers
Poetic Republic Short Story Prize 2014
Deadline: 15/04/2014 - UK
Anonymous peer review online short story competition judged by the entrants themselves
The London Magazine's Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 30/06/2014 - International
For the first time since its resurgence, The London Magazine will be hosting a worldwide poetry competition which will be open for all ages
PhotoFiction 2014
Deadline: 01/08/2014 - Yorkshire
Welcome to PhotoFictions 2014 – a creative writing competition open to any young person (13 to 24) from Yorkshire
IdeasTap Inspires - Writers Centre Norwich
Deadline: 12/05/2014 - UK
Ten writers aged 18-30 will get the opportunity to take part in a bespoke career development programme
The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2014
Deadline: 25/07/2014 - International
We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: poetry, fiction and life writing
Cape Open Submissions
Deadline: 30/06/2014 - UK
From 1–30 June, 2014, Jonathan Cape will be open for fiction submissions from new writers of high calibre and imagination
HG Wells Short Story Competition
Deadline: 14/07/2012 - UK
The theme for this year’s competition is 'Fortune' and the closing date is 14th July
First Draft - Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2014
Deadline: 01/05/2014 - London
Open to anyone working, studying or living in Lambeth, the festival is looking for short plays with a running time of 10-20 minutes and 2-5 characters
Poets and Players Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 16/04/2014 - UK
We are pleased to announce the 2nd poetry competition run by Poets and Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events
Bare Fiction Magazine
Deadline: 03/05/2014 - UK
We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary
Writing in Practice
Deadline: 10/07/2014 - UK
NAWE is delighted to announce the launch of its new UK Journal of Creative Writing in Academia
Saboteur Awards 2014
Deadline: 30/04/2014 - UK
Sabotage Reviews focuses on the indie side of literature and performance, and our awards celebrate the best of that

Funding
Creative Scotland Regular Funding
Deadline: July 7th
Regular funding seeks to ensure Scotland has a breadth and range of arts and creative organisations
Wakefield Lit Seed Fund 2014
Deadline: May 6th
We're looking for enthusiastic people with great ideas, which celebrate reading, writing and words
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)
Full-funded AHRC and Roehampton PhD Studentships
Deadline: February 19th
AHRC Studentships (PhD and masters) available at the University of Roehampton through the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: April 30th
The purpose of these grants is to buy time for novelists, short story writers, poets or playwrights with pieces of work in hand
Writers’ Village Foundation £500 Bursary
Deadline: March 31st
Are you a new author who has yet to see your novel published? Do you have a completed draft, almost ready to submit to an agent or publisher or to be formatted for self-publication?
The Blank Sheet Commission
Deadline: February 10th
Manchester Literature Festival are now inviting proposals for this major piece of new work and would like to hear from composers, musicians, bands, poets, authors, spoken word artists
The Edwin Morgan Poetry Award
Deadline: March 3rd
The new award will be in the region of £20,000 and will be presented at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Affective Digital Histories: Creative Writing Commissions
Deadline: January 27th
The University of Leicester's Centre for New Writing will be awarding nine commissions to projects that explore The East Midlands' post-industrial history
Public Engagement
Deadline: January 13th
Public Engagement funding is for projects that seek to remove barriers to engagement with high quality artistic work, encourage participation and enable communities and individuals to explore and develop their creative and cultural lives
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships
Deadline: December 6th
Sky, in association with IdeasTap, is giving away five £30,000 bursaries and mentoring support to talented artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland
Grassroots Literature Fund
Deadline: Rolling
Literature Works are delighted to announce that the Grassroots Literature Fund is now open for applications
Ideas Fund: Brighton Fringe Award
Deadline: December 6th
For the second year running, IdeasTap are offering four funds of £1,000 for artists taking work to next year’s Brighton Fringe arts festival
On Our Turf Commissions Tender
Deadline: November 24th
On Our Turf is a big, two year long project by York Theatre Royal, working with four market towns: Pocklington, Easingwold, Selby and Helmsley

Events
Publishing Industry Day
Region: South East England
This all-day event is designed to offer writers the opportunity to meet key members of the publishing industry, develop essential skills and discuss issues that matter to writers, with literary agents, publishers, authors and e-publishing experts
Byte the Book – What are the Latest Innovations in Publishing Today?
Region: London
Come listen to our panel discussing the latest innovations in publishing as well as having the opportunity to network with authors and publishers at the fabulous Club at the Ivy
The Children's Media Conference
Region: Yorkshire
The Children’s Media Conference is the only gathering in the UK for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content to kids – on all platforms
Read For Your Life
Region: South East England
Discover new insights into reading and wellbeing, learn about award-winning community projects, hear from disitnguished writers Philip Hensher and Jo Skelt
IdeasTap Inspires Spa - Feedback's A Gift
Region: West Midlands
A chance for TV writers to receive feedback on their work and examine the concept of feedback both giving and receiving and coping with rejection including common problems and anxieties
The Short Story in the 21st Century
Region: North West England
These OU seminars will investigate the genre of the short story, and its writing, publication and readership in the 21st century
Warrington Literature Festival 2014
Region: North West England
The festival features sessions in flash fiction, erotic writings, blogging, book sculptures and e-publishing
The Reader Organisation’s National Conference 2014
Region: London
The Reader Organisation's annual national conference provides the opportunity for commisioners, practitioners and professionals to explore the impact of shared reading
Four Midsummer Madness Workshops
Region: London
This series of writing workshops with author, journalist and lecturer Brandon Robshaw will focus on the fairy tale, ghost stories, dream fiction and ‘what if’ stories
Creative Scotland Regular Funding Information Sessions
Region: Scotland
These sessions will enable anyone working in, or interested in the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland to come along, hear about the 10-year plan and discuss how, together, we can help fulfill its ambition
Page Talk
Region: West Midlands
New for 2014, Writing West Midlands presents three creative writing festivals for young people aged between 12 & 16
Writing Workshop: Working With Museums and Archives
Region: West Midlands
This one-off workshop is an opportunity to explore how working with museums and archives can stimulate your writing
The Salford Lectures: Walking Into New Vocabularies
Region: North West England
The University of Salford are delighted to invite you to a very special event that will mark the conclusion of this year’s thought provoking and diverse Salford Lectures Series
Birmingham Independent Book Fair
Region: West Midlands
This day-long event will feature independent publishers from the West Midlands and beyond
Introduction to Playwriting - April 11th application Deadline
Region: North East England
Fancy yourself as the next Lee Hall? Think you could be better than Paddy Campbell? Then get a head start with one of the country’s leading new writing theatre companies
Live Writers Group
Region: North East England
Live Writers Group is aimed at budding writers who are passionate about theatre and supports you through the process of writing a one-act play
How to… Write Fiction with Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
Region: South East England
If you’ve always wanted to write a novel or short story, these four workshops will introduce you to the key techniques for writing fiction
In Translation: A Poetry Workshop with Hilary Kaplan
Region: South East England
A translation workshop for poets; a writing workshop for translators
Short Course: Towards a Poetry Collection
Region: West Midlands
As part of a six week course, Jane Commane (poet, tutor and editor at Nine Arches Press) will guide you through the process of curating and creating a collection of your poetry
The University of Winchester Writers’ Festival
Region: South East England
Now in its 34th year, the Festival is a leading international festival for emerging and experienced writers with 18 workshops, 32 talks, and over 800 one-to-one appointments available with key agents, editors and authors who want to support your writing goals

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