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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
Building Assistant
Deadline: 21/09/2015 - London
Free Word are offering a one year training position for an enthusiastic individual with an interest in the arts and specifically venue management
Literature and Music Programme Assistant
Deadline: 13/09/2015 - London
The British Council have an excellent opportunity for a Programme Assistant role working on Shakespeare Lives projects within our Literature and Music teams, based in London
Relationship Manager, Children, Young People and Learning
Deadline: 10/09/2015 - East England
As a relationship manager for the Arts Council, you will also be expected to engage with a broad range of cross cutting work including creative media, touring, diversity and equality, engagement and audiences
Chief Operating Officer
Deadline: 21/09/2015 - North West England
The Reader is a fast-growing social enterprise with a national and international remit that develops innovative shared reading-aloud groups in diverse communities
Public Programming Administrator
Deadline: 14/10/2015 - East Midlands
The Attenborough Arts Centre is an expanding public arts venue close to the centre of Leicester that is managed by the University of Leicester
Primers: Guide Your Poems Into Print
Deadline: 01/09/2015 - UK
The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are creating a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication and receive a programme of supportive feedback, mentoring and promotion
IdeasTap Presents... The Columnist
Deadline: 27/08/2015 - UK
If you’re looking for a regular, paid writing gig on a great arts publication, then this IdeasTap-funded opportunity is going to make your day
Arts Award Youth Network
Deadline: 24/09/2015 - East England
We are now recruiting for 16-25 year olds to join our training programmes to start in October 2015 for a year
Programme Manager
Deadline: 09/09/2015 - London
Poet in the City is recruiting for a talented Programme Manager to join our small and dynamic team
Programming Assistant
Deadline: 07/09/2015 - London
Great opportunity for someone with out-standing administrative skills to join the Arts Programming team at the Southbank Centre
Young Editors
Deadline: 04/09/2015 - North East England
Cuckoo Quarterly, Cuckoo is returning with a brand new look, a brand new focus and even a brand new name: Cuckoo Chronicle
Reviewer in Residence
Deadline: 13/09/2015 - North East England
Cuckoo Young Writers are offering aspiring journalists (aged 15-23) the opportunity to become official Reviewers in Residence at Durham Book Festival
Project Coordinator
Deadline: 11/09/2015 - London
First Story changes lives through writing. We believe that writing can transform lives, and that there is dignity and power in every young person’s story
Marketing Officer
Deadline: 10/09/2015 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre are looking for an enthusiastic person with solid experience of marketing and PR including print production, writing press releases and promotion through social media platforms
Literature Festival Director
Deadline: 04/09/2015 - South West England
The Cheltenham Literature Festival is a world renowned 10-day celebration of writing and authors, attracting big names at more than 500 local events
Communications Manager
Deadline: 07/09/2015 - West Midlands
The Space is a Community Interest Company founded by Arts Council England and the BBC
Researcher / Production Assistant
Deadline: 07/09/2015 - West Midlands
The Space is a Community Interest Company founded by Arts Council England and the BBC
Fundraising and Sponsorship Manager
Deadline: 28/08/2015 - South East England
New Writing South is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic person with strong fundraising and sponsorship skills to generate income and sponsorship to an agreed target
Writing Programme Leader
Deadline: 07/09/2015 - London
The Ministry of Stories is an imaginative space and community that supports and inspires young people to write
Events and Marketing Officer (maternity cover)
Deadline: 28/08/2015 - North West England
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is looking for an Events and Marketing officer to join our small team on a fixed-term, one-year contract from October 2015

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
Battle Lines
Deadline: 21/08/2015 - London
Raise Dark Theatre are running a new writing programme for armed forces personnel marking the first anniversary of the departure of British Troops from Afghanistan
Writers’ Village Story Contest Winter 2015
Deadline: 30/06/2015 - International
£1000 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest Winter 2015
Magma 64: ‘Risk’
Deadline: 30/09/2015 - International
For the next issue of Magma we’ve chosen the theme of ‘Risk’. We’re aware that risk is in itself a risky word. It is open to interpretation. And what we hope to present in our call for submissions is just one understanding
Magma Poetry Competition 2015/16
Deadline: 18/01/2016 - International
Magma’s Poetry Competition has two contests, one for short poems of up to 10 lines, and one for poems of 11 to 50 lines
Words & Women Prose Writing Competition 2015
Deadline: 15/11/2015 - East England
Words And Women’s annual new writing competition is open for entries from September 7th until midnight 15th November, 2015
Children's Publishing Marketing Competition
Deadline: 16/09/2015 - England
As part of The Bookseller's Children’s Conference, we’re launching a new competition to find the most inventive marketing and publicity campaigns in children’s and Young Adult publishing
PENning "Celebration"
Deadline: 15/09/2015 - Scotland
Scottish PEN's biannual online journal, 'PENning', presents work by Scottish PEN's member-writers alongside writing from people living in Scotland who are from other parts of the world
CIT Flash Fiction Competition 2015
Deadline: 11/09/2015 - North West England
We are looking for stories, in any genre and on any theme, up to 500 words long. The competition will be judged by micro-fiction trailblazer David Gaffney
Twenty7 Books
Deadline: 27/09/2015 - UK
We’re so pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting 27 days of open submissions for new titles, in association with Cornerstones Literary Consultancy
The Times Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
Deadline: 18/12/2015 - UK
Are you a writer with an original and exciting story for 7-to-18-year-olds? If so, we’d love you to enter our competition, and you have until Friday 18th December 2015 to submit
SLAMbassadors UK 2015
Deadline: 30/09/2015 - UK
The open slam competition is now open to spoken word entries on the theme of ‘identity’ from anyone aged 12-18 residing in the UK
Prolitzer Prize for Prose 2015
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - UK
Prole is a print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to challenge, engage and entertain - but never exclude
Resurgence Poetry Prize 2015
Deadline: 01/11/2015 - UK
The Resurgence Poetry Prize is the world’s first major ‘ecopoetry’ award. Three prizes will be awarded each year for original and previously unpublished ecopoems in English
Haptics & the Senses
Deadline: 02/11/2015 - UK
This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on the subject of Haptics & the Senses for the seventh edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in early 2016
Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival Flash Fiction Competition 2015
Deadline: 19/09/2015 - North West England
Enter our philosophy-related flash fiction competition as part of Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival 2015
The Orwell Society Dystopian Fiction Prize
Deadline: 15/01/2016 - UK
To celebrate George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Orwell Society is organising a competition for students (both BA and MA) at British universities
Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2015
Deadline: 15/11/2015 - UK
The inaugural £500 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize is now open to submissions
Elbow Room
Deadline: 16/08/2015 - UK
We are inviting artists and writers from across the arts to submit work to our inaugural competition, launching on June 1st and culminating in a special event and publication
NAWE Young Writers' Hub Free Memberships - Nominate a Writer
Deadline: 28/08/2015 - UK
If you are a writer aged between 16 and 25 or represent an organisation and would like to nominate any young writers for a free annual membership of our redeveloped Young Writers' Hub - we want to hear from you!

Funding
Open Project Funding
Deadline: Open Project Funding is a continuous programme
This fund supports the arts, screen and creative industries, with projects that help them explore, realise and develop their creative potential, widen access to their work, and enrich Scotland’s reputation as a distinctive creative nation connected to the world
Publishing Scotland Translation Fund
Deadline: November 27th
Publishing Scotland launches a new Translation Fund to help Scottish writing to reach an international audience
Build Your Own Blog New Writer Scholarship
Deadline: November 29th
Sponsored by blogger and marketing consultant Matthew Loomis, the prize is intended to give an emerging writer the funds to create their own blog or website
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: November 2nd
To be eligible to apply, a writer must have had work previously published, or have been newly commissioned, by a trade publisher in the UK or produced by a UK theatre
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
Ideas Fund Innovators
Deadline: September 30th
This IdeasTap-funded opportunity provides 10 groups or individuals with £500 to help kick-start their creative projects
Spread the Word TLC Free Reads Scheme 2015 - 2016
Deadline: November 9th
The Literary Consultancy Free Reads Scheme offers talented, low-income writers the opportunity to apply for bursaried (i.e. you don't need to pay) editorial reads of their work
RSL Jerwood Awards for Non-Fiction
Deadline: September 7th
The RSL and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation offer three annual awards, one of £10,000 and two of £5,000, to authors engaged on their first major commissioned works of non-fiction
Burgess Foundation Travel Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Applications for small travel grants are invited from researchers working on the literature and music of Anthony Burgess
Nurturing Talent - Time to Shine Fund
Deadline: August 23rd
Creative Scotland’s 'Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund' aims to support young people aged 14-20...
New Writers Awards 2016
Deadline: August 5th
The New Writers Awards are a fantastic opportunity for individuals committed to developing their writing
Wakefield Lit Fest Seed Fund 2015
Deadline: June 24th
Beam are inviting people with great ideas celebrating reading, writing and words, to submit an event proposal as part of the Wakefield Lit Fest ‘Seed Fund’ programme for 2015
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
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

Events
NAWE presents... ScreenWrite: Breaking into Television Writing
Region: Scotland
Are you passionate about wanting to pursue a career in television writing? Looking for practical information and advice from industry practitioners on how to get your first break and stay on course? Born in Scotland or based here?
City Lit Literary Festival
Region: London
London’s largest college for adults in Covent Garden is hosting a celebration of published writers, poets and academics from City Lit and beyond
Chasing Driftwood Adult Writing Group
Region: South West England
Chasing Driftwood is a writing group aiming to encourage adults and children with a love for writing, to do just that; write!
Writing and Reading in the Digital Age
Region: Yorkshire
Join book blogger Simon Savidge, author and You Tube vlogger Jen Campbell and publisher Rachael Kerr in conversation with Claire Malcolm to explore how writers and readers are making their way in the digital world
Poetry surgeries with Colette Bryce
Region: North East England
Poet and tutor Colette Bryce is holding one-to-one sessions with poets in Newcastle in September and October, offering chance to discuss your poetry and a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems
National Creative Writing Graduate Day
Region: North West England
Creative Writing student or graduate? Exploring your options, or struggling to make connections in the publishing/commissioning world?
Writing the Future
Region: London
In response to findings from our recent report 'Writing the Future', Spread the Word in association with Words of Colour host a day for BAME writers to meet, plan and be inspired and identify practical ways to rewrite the future
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
Dramatic Writing
Region: South East England
In the autumn and spring term courses of this programme you will learn, through practical writing sessions, how to write for the stage, radio, film and television
How to plan your novel and enjoy the writing process
Region: London
Learn how to structure a compelling story at this three-hour masterclass with award-winning author Ed Docx
How to find a literary agent with Juliet Mushens and Jessie Burton
Region: London
An unmissable masterclass with leading literary agent Juliet Mushens, novelist Francesca Haig and Jessie Burton, author of the international bestseller The Miniaturist
How to improve your novel with Charlotte Mendelson
Region: London
A highly interactive course that will help you to build upon the strengths of your novel – and give it the best possible chance of being accepted by an agent
The Bookseller Children's Conference 2015
Region: London
The Bookseller Children’s Conference focuses on how the industry’s most innovative players bring stories to life and get them into young readers’ hands
Masterclass: 'Killing Your Darlings' with Sharon Zink
Region: South East England
If writing is the time when you play and develop ideas, editing is the point when you have to stand back and take stock, considering what works in your piece and rewriting or cutting what doesn’t
Masterclass: 'That Killer First Page' with Paul McVeigh
Region: South East England
Find out what competition judges and journal editors look for in a short story and how to avoid the rejection pile. Write and get feedback on that crucial story opening
Masterclass: 'Keeping The Audience Awake' with Phil Porter
Region: South East England
Multi-award winning playwright and librettist Phil Porter leads an interactive masterclass exploring how we create engaging dialogue and dramatic surprises to keep our audience on the edge of their seats
Reading Your Work in Public
Region: South East England
Access your audience in another way and reduce your anxiety of public reading. Get your work off the page and into their ears!
Writing Children's Books from Pooh to Potter
Region: London
A six session course on writing and editing children’s picture books and early readers, pre-teen novels, non-fiction formats, and devising multi-platform concepts for all age categories
Derby Writers' Day
Region: East Midlands
Derby Writers' Day presents the perfect day out for any aspiring author, gathering together top professionals from across the world of writing and publishing for a day of panels, interviews and much more

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