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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
Regional Progamme Officer East Midlands
Deadline: 10/11/2014 - East Midlands
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Regional Programme Officer to act as a champion for First Story and creative writing in the East Midlands
Finance Officer
Deadline: 05/11/2014 - London
Arvon, the UK’s leading creative writing charity, is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Finance Officer to join its National Office team
Education and Heritage Coordinator
Deadline: 20/10/2014 - London
Hoxton Hall is a visionary participatory arts charity looking for an experienced co-ordinator with an education background
Marketing and Communications Officer
Deadline: 21/10/2014 - Yorkshire
The Brontë Society is seeking a Marketing and Communications Officer at an exciting time as we move towards the bicentenary celebrations of Charlotte Brontë in 2016, Emily Brontë in 2018 and Anne Brontë in 2020
Ty Newydd Hospitality Managers
Deadline: 23/10/2014 - Wales
Literature Wales is looking to appoint two part-time Hospitality Managers at Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy
Director of Creative Industries
Deadline: 09/11/2014 - Scotland
Creative Scotland are recruiting a Director of Creative Industries who will be responsible for the strategic overview and leadership for creative industries and establishing partnerships
Marketing & Development Manager
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - London
The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience
National Theatre New Views
Deadline: 01/07/2014 - UK
New Views is a nationwide playwriting programme, with around 800 students in schools, colleges and other theatres around the UK taking part
Faber Academy Sales and Marketing Assistant
Deadline: 20/10/2014 - London
We are looking to recruit a Sales and Marketing Assistant to help us grow London’s leading creative writing academy
Writer/Dramaturg for Physical and Digital Storytelling
Deadline: 20/10/2014 - London
Mimbre is an acrobatic theatre company, producing innovative and extraordinary performance work through strong imagery, visual poetry and emotional content
Digital and Marketing Intern
Deadline: 29/10/2014 - North West England
Curious Minds is pleased to be able to offer a unique opportunity for a proactive 18-24 year old to develop their emerging digital and marketing skills
Creative Learning Assistant
Deadline: 24/10/2014 - East Midlands
Derby Theatre are recruiting a Creative Learning Assistant to provide excellent administrative support to Derby Theatre’s Learning Programme
SLAMbassadors UK 2014
Deadline: 10/10/2014 - UK
SLAMbassadors UK is now officially OPEN to accepting new entries for the 2014 national youth slam championships!
Director
Deadline: 14/10/2014 - London
The Bloomsbury Festival is a free celebration that draws 50,000 people to London’s most inspiring cultural quarter
Save Our Stories Project
Deadline: 22/10/2014 - North West England
Professional writers, storytellers, dramatists and poets or collaborations between them
Evaluator
Deadline: 17/10/2014 - Yorkshire
Leeds Library and Information Service has been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts stream to deliver a two-year pilot project, WordPlay
Marketing and Administration Assistant
Deadline: 27/10/2014 - London
The Poetry School is an educational arts charity dedicated to nurturing poetic talent in aid of a dynamic, diverse and popular contemporary poetry for readers and audiences everywhere
Next Gen Creative Agency
Deadline: 17/10/2014 - West Midlands
18-24 and based in the West Midlands? Interested in learning more about creative marketing and communications?
Free Editorial Reads from The Literary Consultancy
Deadline: 10/10/2014 - London
Spread the Word is delighted to be part of The Literary Consultancy’s Free Editorial Read Scheme for 2014
Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry)
Deadline: 21/10/2014 - North East England
A record of quality publications is essential, as is the potential to contribute to the management and further development of Creative Writing teaching at Newcastle University

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
Free Reads
Deadline: 30/11/2014 - Yorkshire
Writing Yorkshire is delighted to announce that we will again be offering free feedback on manuscripts this autumn, through our participation in The Literary Consultancy's Free Reads scheme
Neon Seeks Graphic Short Story Submissions
Deadline: 31/12/2014 - UK
Literary magazine Neon is looking to publish some graphic short stories or comics in future issues
The Orwell Society Dystopian Fiction Prize
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - UK
To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s great dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Orwell Society is organising a competition for students (both BA and MA) at British universities
2015 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31/03/2015 - Scotland
Author Alexander McCall Smith is the chairman of judges in the 2015 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition
Cuckoo Quarterly - "Voices"
Deadline: 09/11/2014 - UK
Cuckoo welcomes submissions of original creative writing by writers aged 23 or under
BFI Film Academy Residential Programme
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - North East England
Are you aged 16-19? Are you passionate and committed about writing for film?
National Theatre New Views 2014/15
Deadline: 01/07/2015 - UK
New Views is the National Theatre’s annual playwriting programme for 15-19-year-olds
Solstice Shorts
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
Stories (not poems, not memoir, not other kinds of non-fiction – just short fiction) on the theme of TIME – in any way that the writers choose to interpret it
The Warwick Prize for Writing 2014
Deadline: 31/03/2015 - International
The Warwick Prize for Writing was launched in 2008 and is an innovative literature prize that involves global competition, and crosses all disciplines. Nominations invited from publishers
TLC Free Reads
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - East England
If you're a serious writer living in the East of England but are finding that financial barriers are stunting your progress then TLC Free Reads is for you
Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 27/02/2015 - UK
The Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK’s most valuable prize for young poets, opened for entries on National Poetry Day, and this year students between 16-18 years of age are challenged to write a poem on the theme of ‘Cells’
The Basil Bunting Poetry Award
Deadline: 15/01/2015 - International
We are delighted to formally launch this year's Basil Bunting Poetry Award and to announce that our judge is W.N. Herbert
WRiTEON First Batch of First Stage Scripts
Deadline: 25/10/2014 - East England
First Stage is our annual series of staged rehearsed readings of new short pieces of drama for two to six actors
First Story National Writing Competition
Deadline: 05/12/2014 - England
We’re inviting students from state schools across the country to submit 850 words or less of poetry or prose on the theme of ‘Home’ – what does home mean to them?
Greenacre Writers Monthly Short Story
Deadline: 20/10/2014 - London
Greenacre Writers are organising a monthly writers meet-up
Writers' Village International Short Fiction Award Winter 2014
Deadline: 30/06/2014 - International
£1000 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest winter 2014
The 2014/15 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - International
The 2014/15 International Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition is now open for entries
Writers' Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2014
Deadline: 01/10/2014 - International
£1000 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest winter 2014
Magma 62: ‘Violence’
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - International
Violence felt bold and a little bit different and these, above all, are the qualities we are looking for in the poems

Funding
Re:Play Writing / Performance Bursaries
Deadline: November 7th
Re:Play is a new programme for up to five advanced Black, Asian and minority ethnic writer-performers interested in developing, and performing, a one-person show addressing a critical social issues
Literature Wales Writers' Bursaries 2015
Deadline: October 24th
The 2015 Literature Wales Bursaries are available to new and published writers resident in Wales
Nesta Bright Ideas Research Fund
Deadline: Ocotber 24th
Providing small grants to develop interesting research projects and policy proposals in fields that relate to innovation
Writer's Projects
Deadline: November 28th
Part of Playwrights' Studio Scotland's commitment to a flexible, accessible process where the playwright's needs are at the heart of our activity
The Eluned Phillips Centenary Writing Bursary
Deadline: October 22nd
One talented new writer born in or living in Wales will be offered a fully-funded place on Curtis Brown Creative’s next online novel-writing course
IdeasTap Short Film Fund
Deadline: October 27th
We’re looking for strong, original short film scripts that can be made on a budget of £4000
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
Carnegie Library Lab
Deadline: September 30th
Carnegie Library Lab is the Trust’s new programme of work aimed at enhancing innovation and leadership in public libraries
PEN Pr
Deadline: September 19th
Grants are available to assist UK publishers with promoting and marketing books being published for the first time in English translation
PEN Promotes
Deadline: September 19th
Grants are available to assist UK publishers with promoting and marketing books being published for the first time in English translation
Ideas Fund Innovators
Deadline: September 1st
Are you aged 23-30? We’re offering 20 awards of £500 to creative individuals and groups
National Funding Scheme
Deadline: August 31st
The National Funding Scheme runs and administers DONATE; a national donation platform through mobile devices
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: October 17th
The Royal Society of Literature are now accepting applications for the next round of their RSL Brookleaze Grants for writers
Get Children Reading
Deadline: August 31st
James Patterson Donates £250,000 to Bookshops in the UK & Ireland Bookshops urged to apply for grants to “Get Children Reading”
Stage One
Deadline: August 20th
The Bursary scheme provides financial and practical assistance to outstanding new commercial theatre producers with a view to furthering their careers
Creative Scotland Regular Funding
Deadline: August 4th
Regular funding seeks to ensure Scotland has a breadth and range of arts and creative organisations
Wakefield Lit Fest Seed Fund 2014
Deadline: May 6th
We're looking for enthusiastic people with great ideas, which celebrate reading, writing and words
The Writers' Village International Novel Award 2014
Deadline: September 30th & December 31st
A £500 cash prize can be won for a debut novel in the Writers' Village International Novel award, closing 30th June
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

Events
PROTECT: Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sectors
Region: North West England
The PROTECT Conference is for those working with children and young people within the arts and cultural sectors
Enjoying The Journey
Region: East Midlands
In partnership with Writing East Midlands, Arvon will be bringing the magic of its renowned writing courses to The Collection, Lincoln for a weekend of poetry writing
Write Through The Winter with Suzannah Evans
Region: Yorkshire
Do you fancy an opportunity to write that poem or story, start that book that you've been meaning to, or finish the one that's been waiting forever for the final full stop?
Great Beginnings with Rick Gekoski
Region: London
Engaging the reader and drawing them in to your world quickly makes the difference between the slush pile and the 'yes' pile
Writing the Anti-Heroine with Emma Jane Unsworth
Region: London
What is meant by the term 'anti-heroine' - bad behaviour? Or flying in the face of society's expectations?
Keeping the Pages Turning with Claire McGowan
Region: London
What creates suspense? Is there such a thing as Cyber-Crime Fiction? And how do I keep the pages turning?
INSCRIBE Fiction Masterclass with Leone Ross
Region: Yorkshire
This Inscribe Masterclass with acclaimed Jamaican/British writer Leone Ross will teach you to write in two of the most popular genres: magical realism and erotica
Starting From Where We Are: Maps and Writing
Region: Yorkshire
The starting point for this workshop will be the map, how we might draw a map of where we are or how we might use a map to discover where we might wish to be
TalkFest on Tour
Region: Scotland
TalkFest on Tour is a national road-show of free, practical and lively playwriting workshops, delivered by Scotland’s leading playwrights
Writing Fiction: Intermediate (Online) with Anjali Joseph
Region: UK
Find a sense of play and adventure in your writing and back it up with strong research and story-telling techniques in this 24-week online Writing Fiction course
Writing Poems: Intermediate (Online) with Helen Ivory
Region: East England
Are you seeking an inspiring and supportive environment to continue learning and honing your craft?
Poetry: Working Towards a Collection
Region: Yorkshire
You’ve written a body of poems and you’re thinking about crafting it into a collection – in book or pamphlet form. But how do you craft a group of disparate pieces into something ready to submit?
Navigate your Novel with Ross Raisin
Region: East England
Have you reached a dead-end with your novel? Or are you circling a roundabout, looking for a sign?
Short Course: Writing for Older Children and Teenagers
Region: West Midlands
Would you like to write the next Horrid Henry, Harry Potter or Hunger Games?
Word Factory’s Masterclass with David Constantine
Region: London
What really defines a short story and how can we write better in a form that demands precision and strong narrative?
Evaluating Youth Arts Projects
Region: South East England
Artswork is pleased to be delivering this popular one day course as part of the Artsplan Professional Development Programme
Poets' Place
Region: West Midlands
Come to Poets’ Place to make new friends, discover new poets, share and have your work critiqued, make useful connections, set a writing schedule...
Laydeez Do Comics with Jenny Drew, Jessica Milton and The No More Page Three team
Region: London
Laydeez Do Comics the first UK graphic novel forum led by women. Its focus is on comics work based on life narrative, and the drama of the domestic and the everyday
Saturday Morning Writing Club: From Seed to Story
Region: South East England
Grarrgghhg there’s an idea scratching around in your head but how do you shake it out of your ear and on to the page?
The Writer's Toolkit with Rachel Connor & Liz Flanagan
Region: North West England
This series of six day workshops taking place over the year that will cover the essential building blocks of creative writing, including fiction, radio drama and writing for children and young adults

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