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Accounts/Office Clerk
Deadline: 06/03/2016 - North West England
Carcanet Press, one of the UK's outstanding independent literary publishers, seeks an Accounts/Office Clerk
Deadline: 13/06/2016 - East Midlands
The Nottingham City of Literature board is delighted to announce that we have secured funding for the appointment of our first director
The South West Poetry Tour: Call for Poets
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - South West England
The Enemies Project, in partnership with Singing Apple Press, presents a brand new collaborative poetry initiative across South West England
Lecturer in Creative Writing (with a specialism in poetry)
Deadline: 05/06/2016 - Wales
The School of English, Communication & Philosophy at Cardiff University wishes to appoint a Lecturer with a strong teaching and research record in Creative Writing (with poetry as primary specialism)
Residency Opportunity for Japanese Writers & Translators
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - East England
WCN are offering two UK residencies of up to four weeks each, in July and August 2016, with the support of the Nippon Foundation
Deadline: 23/06/2016 - London
The Poetry Archive are seeking an enthusiastic and visionary Director to take us into our next phase of growth
Finances and Resources Officer
Deadline: 06/06/2016 - East Midlands
The Mighty Creatives is the children and young people’s creative development agency
Lecturer in Creative Writing: Screenwriting
Deadline: 26/05/2016 - South West England
For more than a hundred years Falmouth University have been on a journey from School of Art to a modern creative innovation hub
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - London
Libreria, the new bookshop in East London, is looking for a bookseller to provide insightful, intelligent and generous service to our customers
Deadline: 27/05/2016 - London
A Younger Theatre, the organisation dedicated to supporting emerging creatives in the arts is seeking to appoint a new Editor
Deadline: 01/06/2016 - UK
The Writing Squad are looking for a part time freelance Administrator to work with the Squad to help with managing our finances, communications, meetings, databases and general ongoing admin
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 08/06/2016 - North West England
This is an exciting opportunity for a professional writer with substantial experience in Higher Education to join a multi-disciplinary academic department at Edge Hill University
Regional Programme Officer
Deadline: 19/05/2016 - Yorkshire
We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Regional Programme Officer to act as a champion for First Story and creative writing in Hull and its surrounds
Volunteers Coordinator
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - Yorkshire
Ilkley Literature Festival is looking for an experienced Volunteers Coordinator to coordinate, rota, induct, manage and support the Festival’s friendly 100 strong volunteer steward team
Stage Manager
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - Yorkshire
Ilkley Literature Festival is looking for people with a love and knowledge of live events to provide Stage Management support for Festival events in October
Opportunities Co-ordinator East
Deadline: 20/05/2016 - Scotland
Impact Arts is looking for an Opportunities Co-ordinator to join our Edinburgh team
Lecturer/s in Creative Writing (Dramatic Writing)
Deadline: 05/06/2016 - South West England
The School of Humanities at University of Gloucestershire is seeking to strengthen the University’s successful and expanding Creative Writing programme
Research Fellow Ambient Literature Production
Deadline: 27/05/2016 - South West England
What new kinds of stories can we tell as our media become pervasive? What kinds of new experiences do location based technologies offer readers?
Editorial Trainee – Helen Fraser Fellowship
Deadline: 06/06/2016 - London
The Helen Fraser Publishing Fellowship: a great opportunity for black and ethnic minority editorial talent
Cuckoo Review Intern
Deadline: 17/06/2016 - North East England
Cuckoo Young Writers are recruiting an intern to work on our online arts journalism magazine, Cuckoo Review

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: 30/06/2016 - International
This prestigious prize, administered by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) offers a first prize of $15,000 (Australian) and a second prize of $5,000. Head judge: Simon Armitage
Hookline Books
Deadline: 01/09/2016 - UK
Hookline Books is the only publisher to limit submissions to students and graduates of MA writing courses
Winchester Poetry Prize 2016
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - International
n addition to receiving cash prizes winners will be invited to read at a special prize-giving event at Winchester Poetry Festival on Sunday 9 October 2016
The Sunderland Short Story Award
Deadline: 01/06/2016 - North East England
Do you have the flair to take us on a journey around the world, to take us to universes previously unexplored, or to take us on an emotional rollercoaster as you describe the society around you – all in 2500 words?
Mslexia Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: 13/06/2016 - UK
With springtime comes the launch of our our annual Women’s Poetry Competition!
City Novel Studio Competition
Deadline: 05/05/2016 - UK
In a rare opportunity to bypass the slush pile, all applications to the Novel Studio will automatically be considered for our City Novel Studio Competition
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award
Deadline: 31/08/2016 - International
Now in its ninth year, the Award is an internationally renowned literary prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine
New Writing Scotland 35
Deadline: 30/09/2016 - Scotland
New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination
Essex Book Festival's Crime Writing Short Story Competition 2016 - Final Call
Deadline: 23/05/2016 - UK
Essex Book Festival is launching its first Crime Writing Short Story Competition in collaboration with BBC Essex. We are inviting entries from published and unpublished writers based in the UK
Bridport First Novel Award 2016
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - UK
Win £1,000, plus mentoring from The Literary Consultancy and possible publication for your first novel
First Novel Prize 2016
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - UK
Judged by a leading literary agent, an adult fiction editor at a large international publisher and a literary consultant at one of the most recognised and established literary consultancies in the UK
Writing in Practice
Deadline: 17/06/2016 - UK
NAWE's new Journal of Creative Writing Research, Writing in Practice, is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to explore the nature of the art of writing, highlighting current academic thinking and practice, and reflecting on this with an international outlook
Somerset Young Poets Competition
Deadline: 17/06/2016 - South West England
Aged betwen 7 and 16? How would you like to win a journal, book token, pen and even a visit to your school by a professional writer?
Flight Journal Issue 2
Deadline: 15/05/2016 - UK
Flight Journal is a bi-annual literary magazine specialising in bold, short fiction
Young Norfolk Poetry Competition 2016
Deadline: 02/06/2016 - East England
We’re looking for writers aged 14-18 to submit lyrics or poems to our competition for the chance to win some amazing prizes, performance opportunities, and professional mentoring
The BFS Short Story Competition 2016
Deadline: 30/06/2016 - UK
This is an annual competition seeking original, previously unpublished stories within the broad fantasy genre
The Solstice Prize for Young Writers
Deadline: 31/05/2016 - UK
Enter up to 40 lines of poetry or a short story of up to 1200 words on any subject for your chance to win! It’s completely free to enter so you’ve got nothing to lose!
TLC Pen Factor 2016
Deadline: 23/05/2016 - UK
The TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition is a competition for new, unpublished writing across fiction and non-fiction, open exclusively to Literary Conference ticket-holders
The Young Muslim Writers Awards
Deadline: 31/07/2016 - UK
The Young Muslim Writers Awards are back and hungrier than ever before for more of your tantalisingly tasty talent

Wakefield Lit Fest Seed Fund 2016
Deadline: June 13th
The seed fund is a community initiative that enables groups and individuals to get involved with the festival by producing their own events
The Creative Future Literary Awards 2016
Deadline: June 13th
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
New Writers Awards 2016
Deadline: July 6th
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
Words in the City Micro-Commissions
Deadline: April 15th
Bradford Literature Festival offering 3 awards of up to £500 to support poets and artists to create new work that can be shared or performed at Words in the City 2016
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship
Deadline: March 31st
NeThe fellowship can be used to fund travel and accommodation in the UK and internationally
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships
Deadline: March 10th 2016
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, run in partnership with Hiive, provide financial support and mentoring for five talented young artists aged 18-30 from across the UK and Ireland
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: April 11th
We are now accepting applications for the spring 2016 round of RSL Brookleaze Grants
Theatre Exterior
Deadline: February 29th
Chorlton Arts Festival have up to £500 available to commission separate organisations/artists/collectives to create new theatre
PhD Studentship
Deadline: 22nd January 2016
Keele University is pleased to announce an opportunity for an excellent student to join our vibrant PGR community starting February 2016
Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers' Award
Deadline: January 31 2016
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work
Deadline: February 28th
£1.8 million will support the development of a range of new work by Deaf and disabled artists
Sustained Theatre fund
Deadline: June 9th
This £2 million fund will offer support to the development of Black and minority ethnic theatre makers across the wider theatre sector in England
Change Makers
Deadline: June 23rd
£2.6 million to help address the lack of diversity in arts leadership. It will fund long-term relationships between National Portfolio Organisations and aspiring arts leaders from the Black and minority ethnic and D/deaf and disabled communities
Deadline: January 28th
A £2.1 million fund created to develop the strength, management and governance of diverse-led organisations outside the Arts Council’s National Portfolio
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
The Nurturing Talent Fund: Time to Shine
Deadline: December 18th
Anyone aged 14-20, living in Scotland. Individuals can apply for up to £200 in funding while groups of two or more people can apply for up to £750
PEN Translates
Deadline: December 7th
PEN Translates was launched in 2012, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages
Scottish Enterprise Collaberation Prize
Deadline: December 17th Deadline
Win £10,000 to set up a consortium co-operative with like-minded businesses in the creative industries
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
Fully Funded Creative Writing Scholarship
Deadline: February 15th 2016
A fully funded scholarship opportunity for a budding writer to hone their skills has been created at Birkbeck, University of London

Working with Creative Writing in Dementia Settings
Region: South West England
At Lit Up!, we're really excited to announce a new initiative between Lit Up! and Age Concern that aims to engage local writers with Memory Lane cafes, using creative writing as a means of connecting with people with dementia
Symposium: Make Every Word Hurt
Region: South East England
You are invited to attend a symposium on prose poetry, the lyric, and creative culture. The event, which includes lunch, is being hosted by the University of Winchester in collaboration with the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) at the University of Canberra.
Introduction to Therapeutic Writing with Charmaine Pollard
Region: London
Poetry therapy is the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing and personal growth
Meet the Publishing Experts
Region: East Midlands
Ever wondered what an agent does for an author? Or how a publisher decides on the next big thing?
Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2016 - Planning and Sharing Events for all arts, cultural and heritage organisations
Region: Yorkshire
Want to put young people at the heart of your work? Then come along to a Planning and Sharing event for Takeover Day
INSCRIBE Life-Writing Masterclass with Yvonne Weekes
Region: North West England
This Inscribe Masterclass with acclaimed artist Yvonne Weekes (UK/Montserrat) explores the art of life-writing
Literary Adventure with Jacob Ross
Region: Europe
TLC will be returning to the idyllic Casa Ana for its popular annual writing retreat in September 2016
Behaviour Management in a Creative Workshop
Region: London
Bigfoot Arts Education, the UK’s largest provider of creative and educational workshops, is now taking bookings for its ‘Behaviour management in a creative workshop’ course
Adventure Stories for a Wild World
Region: London
What do you get if you cross a dolphin with a pigeon? Join storytellers Diana McCaulay and Piers Torday to find out!
Translating Scent
Region: London
A fragrant June evening that's all about the most elusive sense. How can we translate scent into words and vice versa?
The Poetry Practice Summer Celebration
Region: South East England
Acclaimed writers and practitioners Geri Chavis and Sarah Salway are offering open workshops in the Beaney in Canterbury, Kent
RSL Booker Prize Foundation Masterclass with Bernardine Evaristo
Region: London
A workshop exploring all the elements of fiction that go into writing a novel. Aimed at writers who want to explore Africa and the African diaspora
Byte The Book - How To Publish Crime & Thriller Books That Audiences Want to Read
Region: London
The panel will discuss both the commercial and creative process of successful publishing in this genre
Literature and Cultural Identity Through Creative Writing
Region: East Midlands
The Centre for New Writing presents Sabyn Javeri giving a writing workshop and talk called ‘Literature and Cultural Identity Through Creative Writing'
How to Write Historical Fiction & Get Published
Region: London
If you want to write historical fiction, learn from the best at our day of writing workshops and panel discussions with bestselling authors, leading publishers and literary agents
The Writing Process: Dialogue
Region: London
Join us for the final masterclass in our series of events with Book Aid International, on successfully writing dialogue with Claire McGowan
London Writer's Week: Myths of the Near Future
Region: London
Join NAWE young writers’ co-ordinator and editor of Myths of the Near Future, Wes Brown for an introductory session covering the craft of writing and getting yourself out there as a writer
Poetry Carousel Residential with Kim Moore, Clare Shaw, Tsead Bruinja and Saskia Stehouwer
Region: North West England
Join us on the three night Poetry Carousel break, back by popular demand, after a sold-out 2015 course
Young Leaves: Writing out of Doors with Ken Cockburn
Region: Scotland
Come and write haiku in the beautiful setting of a Japanese garden overlooking the Firth of Forth
Read Write Express Workshops – Writing for Wellbeing and Self-discovery
Region: London
A series of fortnightly workshops for adults who wish to explore creative writing as a means of improving wellbeing, gaining confidence and moving forward with life

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