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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
Editorial Assistant
Deadline: 12/09/2014 - London
Faber Children’s Books are looking to recruit an Editorial Assistant to join their small, friendly and successful editorial team
New Playwrights Awards and Gaelic New Playwrights Award
Deadline: 01/10/2014 - Scotland
In association with Creative Scotland, the New Playwrights Awards are an exciting opportunity for early career playwrights living in Scotland with a genuine commitment to writing for the theatre
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - East Midlands
The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the acclaimed BA in Creative Writing at the University of Northampton
Research Assistant - Applied Digital Storytelling
Deadline: 24/09/2014 - East Midlands
Loughbrough University is seeking a Research Assistant to work on the Research Councils UK-funded project
Digital Marketing Manager
Deadline: 01/09/2014 - London
Hodder & Stoughton is looking for an innovative, creative and analytical Digital Marketing Manager to implement and drive our digital marketing strategy
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
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!
Plymouth Young City Laureate 2014
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - South West England
The hunt is on for a young person who's passionate about poetry and writing to become Plymouth's young city laureate
Editor - MJ Women's Fiction
Deadline: 25/08/2014 - London
Michael Joseph are currently seeking an Editor to join their Women’s Fiction team to work with a list of stellar authors such as Marian Keyes, Catherine Alliott, Lesley Pearse, Jojo Moyes, Jane Fallon and Liane Moriarty
Project Worker
Deadline: 10/09/2014 - Yorkshire
To coincide with the opening of a brand new community arts and broadcasting centre in East Leeds, Heads Together is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Project Worker
Old Vic New Voices Internship
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - London
The Old Vic Theatre has a paid opportunity for a highly enthusiastic, flexible and self motivated intern within the Old Vic New Voices team
Learning & Participation Officer
Deadline: 28/08/2014 - South East England
This is a new post within a unique organisation during an exciting and challenging phase of The Story Museum's development
‘Artists Rifles’ Writer in Residence
Deadline: 22/08/2014 - South East England
Hampshire Arts and Museums Service will be hosting a Writer in Residence at the Gosport Gallery during autumn 2014
Operations Manager
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - London
First Story is an innovative, fast-growing UK charity. We arrange and pay for acclaimed writers to run creative-writing workshops for students in state schools across the country
Barbican Young Poets 2014-15
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - London
Barbican Young Poets is a poetry workshop and community for budding young writers, which gives you the chance to create, craft and perform poetry and spoken word
Visiting Lecturer in Feature Writing
Deadline: 22/08/2014 - London
Regent’s University London are looking for a lecturer to teach the craft and business of feature writing
Editor Development Programme
Deadline: 22/08/2014 - London
The Poetry School and The Rialto are looking to select two new participants for the second year of their development programme focussing on poetry editing skills, running from 2014 – 2015
'About'
Deadline: 26/09/2014 - East England
Words and Women is launching ‘About,’ an exciting new writing commission to create four texts for performance and the page
Professor of Creative Writing
Deadline: 10/09/2014 - East England
The School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA has created a new Professor of Creative Writing
Senior Publicist, Fiction
Deadline: 19/08/2014 - London
Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan & Picador

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
Myths of the Near Future - 'Dystopia'
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
The NAWE Young Writers' Hub journal of new writing by the under 25s is calling for submissions on the theme of 'Dystopia'
New Statesman and the Webb Memorial Trust Essay Competition
Deadline: 22/10/2014 - UK
Essay competition for 18 to 25s run by the New Statesman and the Webb Memorial Trust. First prize: £1,000
Magma Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 19/01/2015 - International
Poems of 11 to 50 lines will be judged by Jo Shapcott for the Judge’s Prize. Poems of up to 10 lines will be entered for the Editors’ Prize and
ACG Drama Comeptition
Deadline: 15/09/2014 - UK
ACG announces its own playwriting competition with two drama awards for innovative play and creative play scripts, 40 to 50 minutes in length
BORDERS, Issue 2 of NR
Deadline: 30/08/2014 - Scotland
People in Scotland are energised by the referendum debate. In its dedication to documenting the arts in Scotland, Northern Renewal is now turning to address this pivotal moment in our collective, creative experience of civic life
Feature Film Screenplay Mentoring
Deadline: 24/09/2014 - UK
Three IdeasTap members will receive six months of mentoring from with the aim of producing a first draft screenplay ready to be sent to agents and producers by the end of the mentoring period
Magma 61:‘The Street’
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - International
The street, after all, is shared territory: all human life is there. Magma, too, is common ground, and we believe all poetic life should be able to rub shoulders here
The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition 2014
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
The London Magazine’s prestigious short story competition will be returning for its third year in September
CIT Flash Fiction Competition 2014
Deadline: 15/09/2014 - North West England
CIT’s 2014 flash fiction competition coincides with Northern Lights 2014 and we are looking for stories, in any genre and on any theme, up to 500 words long
FutureBook's Innovation Awards 2014
Deadline: 01/11/2014 - UK
Every year we celebrate those companies and individuals who are playing a key role in driving the publishing industry forward
Poetry By Heart
Deadline: 03/09/2014 - England
Whether you're just thinking about taking part, or you've emailed us to say you're interested or registered in previous years, if you're a school/college in England you can register online now!
Grand Words
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - North West England
Since its launch in 2009, the organisers of Blackpool’s Grand Words one act play writing competition have been encouraging writers in the north west of England and Yorkshire
3AM Magazine - Fiction
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
The magazine is a special place not only for new writers, but for more established authors looking to experiment in ways they might not be able to elsewhere
Krampus Crackers Flash Fiction Project
Deadline: 05/09/2014 - UK
Tiny Owl Workshop invites submissions for a flash fiction project inspired by the myth of Krampus, a Christmas beast
Neon Literary Magazine
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
Neon is a British literary magazine published online and in print three times a year
Cadaverine Magazine
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - UK
Cadaverine accepts unsolicited submissions of literary fiction, poetry and reviews by writers under the age of 30
Contemporary Other
Deadline: 06/09/2014 - UK
Contemporary Other are looking for submissions in response to Andre 3000’s performance statement, "across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"
The Bath Novel Award
Deadline: 31/03/2015 - International
We are now open for submissions and looking for the next winner of the £1,000 Bath Novel Award
The Blog North Awards 2014
Deadline: 08/09/2012 - North East England
The Blog North Awards celebrate the best of Northern England’s independent publishing, and aim to bring some of the great new writing being published online to a wider audience

Funding
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
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 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

Events
Retreats and Courses in Dordogne, France in June & September
Region: International
Leave behind life’s distractions and retreat to the beautiful French countryside for a week of writing
Writer Networking Afternoon: Telford
Region: West Midlands
Join us for an afternoon of discussion and networking. This is a great opportunity for writers to meet one another, share ideas and initiatives and hear from industry professionals
The Writers' Toolkit 2014
Region: West Midlands
The Writers’ Toolkit is our annual writer networking conference for emerging and established writers
Page Talk Young Writers’ Week
Region: West Midlands
Page Talk is a series of creative writing workshops and festivals for young writers aged 12-16
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?
The Five Elements - Digital
Region: West Midlands
Twelve IdeasTap members will get the opportunity to attend a four-day workshop aimed at helping them integrating digital media into their working practice
Fairy Tales with Rebecca Loncraine
Region: Wales
Fairytales are powerful because they speak to both the conscious and subconscious aspects of ourselves and offer profound truths about the human condition, at any stage of life
Creative Writing For Mindfulness
Region: Wales
During this half-day workshop we will explore the many ways in which creative writing can be a supportive resource for mindfulness
What Happens Next?
Region: South West England
This one-day course will explore different strategies for creating structure in a novel
Edinburgh Novel-Writing Course
Region: Scotland
Curtis Brown's hugely successful, three-month novel-writing course is going north of the border
Drawn To The Page: Jerwood Gallery
Region: South East England
Join us at Jerwood Gallery for a creative writing workshop with a difference.
To The Stage: Independent Producing
Region: North West England
To the stage is a network for theatre-makers, based at Waterside’s Chambers studio space
Performance Poetry Masterclass with Dean Atta
Region: South East England
An expert led workshop designed to help you develop existing skills and ideas or explore a new form of writing
Advanced Radio Writing with Stephen Wyatt
Region: South East England
This intensive hands-on programme is aimed at established authors, scriptwriters and poets wishing to develop an original idea into a finished radio play suitable for Radio 4’s Afternoon Drama
Crafting the Second Draft with Karis Halsall
Region: South East England
“Don’t get it right, get it written”, is a great motto for inspiring you to put pen to paper and bring the first draft of your play into the world. But what happens once you’ve got it written?
The Scattered Authors Society North Day Conference: Making Links and Making Transitions
Region: Yorkshire
A day of talks for professionally published children's and YA authors. SAS Membership available
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Region: South West England
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival attracts hundreds of the world’s leading authors, journalists, comedians, politicians, actors, broadcasters and more
Northern Lights Writers' Conference
Region: North West England
CIT and Manchester Literature Festival present the second Northern Lights Writers’ Conference, a one day event for emerging and established writers
Stop f***ing about and start writing
Region: South East England
Declare war on procrastination and smash writing blocks to smithereens
The Bookseller's FutureBook 2014
Region: London
FutureBook brings together the leading thinkers in digital publishing, editorial, writing, marketing and tech, as well as anyone who is invested in and passionate about the future of the book

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