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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 by 23/01/12 will be considered.

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Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing
Deadline: 11/08/2016 - South West England
The University of the West of England are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing
Editorial Officer
Deadline: 20/02/2017 - London
We are looking for a highly motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic Editorial Officer who is committed to First Story’s vision
Word Factory Apprentice Award 2017
Deadline: 22/01/2017 - London
We are delighted to announce details of our 2017 Apprentice Award: open to writers throughout the UK with a passion for the short story
Administrator (National Office)
Deadline: 31/01/2017 - London
Arvon is seeking a highly motivated professional for a key administrative role based at our London office in the Free Word Centre in Farringdon
Invererne Summer Residency 2017
Deadline: 13/03/2017 - Scotland
Invererne is a home in the Scottish Highlands where artists take part in creative residencies, living together, close to nature
Schools Programme Manager (Maternity Cover)
Deadline: 31/01/2017 - Scotland
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. We champion the benefits of reading and writing for pleasure and work for a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy
Editorial Assistant - Final Call
Deadline: 18/01/2017 - London
First Story are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented self-starter who is committed to our vision to work with us for a five-month contract during our publication period
Reading Friends – Project Manager Wales
Deadline: 03/02/2017 - Wales
Leading independent charity, the Reading Agency has been successful in a bid to the Big Lottery Fund for a project to develop and deliver a social reading intervention for vulnerable older people, called Reading Friend
Creative Interventions: Open Call for Artists
Deadline: 03/02/2017 - South West England
Are you excited by heritage and uncovering the stories of people and communities? Are you interested in exploring new ways of telling the stories of the past?
Poets, Spoken Word Artists, Slam Champs
Deadline: 03/03/2017 - UK
Poetry&Words are opening their floodgates to a delicious deluge of poets from far and wide. Every year they take applications to perform on Glastonbury Festival’s poetry stage
Lecturer in Writing for Screen and Stage
Deadline: 12/02/2017 - Yorkshire
The University of York is seeking to appoint a lecturer in Writing for Screen and Stage to support a growing area in the department and contribute to research and teaching in film, television and theatre
Assistant to the Curator
Deadline: 23/01/2017 - North West England
The Wordsworth Trust is looking to recruit for the role of Assistant to the Curator
Communications Assistant - Children’s Marketing & Adult Publicity
Deadline: 01/02/2017 - London
Working across the Children’s and Adult publishing divisions at Faber, you will be supporting the Children’s Marketing team and Adult Publicity team
New North Poets Mentoring Scheme
Deadline: 02/02/2017 - North East England
The Poetry School are partnering with New Writing North to offer mentoring and professional development to five new poets through the New North Poets Mentoring Scheme
Project Manager
Deadline: 16/01/2017 - West Midlands
Warwickshire Poetry Voices is a participatory project, designed to encourage, inspire and promote the reading, reciting and performance of contemporary and classic poetry
Learning Administration Officer
Deadline: 30/01/2017 - South East England
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre welcomes thousands of people through our doors every year to experience the wonder and magic of Roald Dahl’s stories
Freelance Creatives
Deadline: 31/05/2017 - London
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-funded programme that brings together 15 – 17 year olds from a diverse range of backgrounds to make a difference in their community
Regional Programme Manager
Deadline: 26/01/2017 - East Midlands
First Story are looking for an experienced Programme Manager, based in the East Midlands, who is committed to our vision
Executive Assistant
Deadline: 26/01/2017 - London
First Story are looking to recruit an experienced Executive Assistant, initially for a fixed, grant-funded six-month period leading up to the launch of our advocacy project, National Writing Day
Freelance Consultant
Deadline: 23/01/2017 - Wales
The eight national companies of Wales are seeking an experienced freelance consultant to develop the shared agenda and priorities set by the collective to ensure a fully inclusive arts sector is achieved throughout Wales

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Deadline: 16/02/2017 - International
Meniscus is an online, free access literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)
Jane Austin 200 Writing Competitions
Deadline: 28/02/2017 - UK
Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen with our two writing competitions
Popshot Magazine - 'Future'
Deadline: 26/01/2017 - UK
Literary submissions are now open for our 17th issue on the theme of 'Future'. Send in your short fiction or poetry before the January 26th deadline
James Tait Black Prize for Drama
Deadline: 20/01/2017 - UK
The £10,000 award is bestowed to the best original new play produced from 1 January - 31 December 2016
Northern Writers' Awards 2017
Deadline: 02/02/2017 - North East England
Established in 2000, the Northern Writers’ Awards supports work-in-progress by new, emerging and established writers across the North of England
The Scottish Podcast Scholarship
Deadline: 31/01/2017 - Scotland
The Scottish Podcast Scholarship is for anyone that's interested in the spoken audio industry, whether that's radio or podcasting
Magma Poetry Competition 2016/17
Deadline: 16/01/2017 - International
Magma's 2016/17 poetry competitions are now open for your prize-winning long and short poems
Adventures in Fiction: Spotlight First Novel Competition
Deadline: 14/02/2017 - International
Writing a novel? Need a little help along the way? Hoping to attract the attention of agents and publishers? We are offering one lucky winner a major showcase and invaluable input and support
Deadline: 24/03/2017 - International
After a six-month hiatus Granta, one of the world’s most prestigious literary magazines, is again accepting unsolicited submissions
MIX 2017 Call for Papers: Revolutions, Regenerations, Reflections
Deadline: 30/01/2017 - South West England
After the success of the last three MIX conferences, MIX 2017 returns to Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Campus
The Mechanics' Institute Review
Deadline: 10/02/2017 - UK
The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR), Birkbeck’s annual short-story anthology, is now inviting submissions for its next issue from writers across the UK
The Wilbur Smith Author of Tomorrow Award
Deadline: 23/01/2017 - UK
The Author of Tomorrow Award is designed to find the adventure writers of the future
Mslexia Women’s Short Fiction Competition 2017 – Flash Fiction
Deadline: 20/01/2017 - UK
We are so excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Mslexia Women’s Flash Fiction Competition, the newest addition to our competition roster and part of the new Women’s Short Fiction Competition
Creative Bridges: Work & Research with Words for Wellbeing
Deadline: 16/01/2017 - South West England
We are looking for presentations/workshops of 80-90 minutes, from: Words for Wellbeing researchers, practitioners, and participants
Axis Spring Slam 2017 Submissiom
Deadline: 11/01/2017 - North West England
After the success of our Slam last season, we bring you the Axis Spring Slam 2017. If you know what a slam is, then you know what’s in store
Visual Poems, Text Art and Calligrams for Two New Themed Anthologies
Deadline: 07/01/2017 - UK
Sidekick Books are inviting submissions for two new anthologies, to be published in Spring 2017
Ambit - Poetry
Deadline: 01/03/2017 - International
Our current poetry window is open now from 1 January - 1 March 2017 and we will be reading for our April and July issues so we encourage you to submit early
True Tales: Undivided - Call out for Stories
Deadline: 27/01/2017 - UK
We’re looking for stories of 5-10 minutes in length that respond to the theme ‘Undivided Voices in a Divided Nation’, to be told, by you, in front of a live audience
Poets and Players Poetry Competition 2017
Deadline: 27/02/2017 - UK
We are pleased to announce the 5th poetry competition run by Poets and Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events. Our judge for 2017 will be Michael Symmons Roberts

The 2017 £10 000 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Deadline: January 23rd
The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an annual award for adventure writing
Jerwood Creative Fellowships
Deadline: January 2nd
Thanks to the generosity of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Manchester International Festival are now offering six Greater Manchester-based creatives the chance to win a special MIF17 Fellowship that does exactly that
The Charles Pick Writing Fellowship
Deadline: February 28th 2017
The fellowship will give support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writers of fictional or non-fictional prose
Deadline: Friday 18th November
‘#goseeshare’ has been set up by the HYAH as a way to enable young people from across the Highlands to experience creative activity
Playwright's Studio Scotland Writers Projects
Deadline: Friday 18th November
Writers Projects are an opportunity for experienced mid-career or established playwrights to develop their work in a way that suits their creative process
Community Arts Commissions
Deadline: December 9th
Peterborough Presents… is a consortium of local artists, arts organisations and communities working together to create great art in our city
Writer's Centre Norwich - Free Reads
Deadline: December 5th 2016
TLC Free Reads is an Arts Council-funded bursary scheme designed for high quality writers living in the East of England who are finding that financial barriers are stunting their progress
Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships
Deadline: November 7th
The Jerwood Compton Fellowships support individual artists whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest cultural sense
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: November 7th
We are now open for our autumn round of grant applications. £5000 is available annually for writers in need of financial support to see a project to completion
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent Fund
Deadline: October 24th
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent fund is a funding programme run by New Writing North targeting young people aged 15-25 who live in Newcastle upon Tyne (and who have lived there for at least 3 years)
TLC Free Reads - Literature Works
Deadline: September 30th
If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you
Spread The Word TLC Free Reads 2016-17
Deadline: November 17th 2016
Free Reads gives high quality aspiring authors, who under normal circumstances may not be able to afford it, access to The Literary Consultancy’s professional editorial reading service
NESTA Matched Crowdfunding
Deadline: TBA
As crowdfunding in the UK continues to grow, it is also becoming an increasingly important source of finance for arts and heritage projects
Feeney Fellowships 2016
Deadline: September 30th
Feeney Trustees offer annually two Feeney Fellowships of up to £3000 to provide opportunities for Birmingham-based arts practitioners to broaden their expertise and develop their careers
Internship Funding
Deadline: September 26th
As part of the Creative Employment Programme, the Westway Trust can provide between £2,500 and £4,475 in funding to organisations to employ a paid Intern to work within the creative industries
TLC Free Reads - London
Deadline: October 17th
Spread the Word is proud to be TLC’s London regional partner once again and to select London-based writers for Free Editorial Reads
Cooperation Projects
Deadline: October 5th
This funding opportunity supports the delivery of cultural and creative transnational cooperation projects across any art form for a maximum duration of four years
Arts Council England: Business Support
Deadline: August 18th
The Business Support programme focuses on both delivery and increasing knowledge and understanding of business support within the cultural creative sector at a strategic level
Arts Council England: Building Resilience
Deadline: September 8th
The fund aims to increase the resilience of up to 100 cultural organisations and to provide models and case studies that can be shared and used more widely to increase resilience across the sector
Arts Council England: Celebrating Age
Deadline: October 13th
The Celebrating Age programme is jointly funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation and supports the shared objectives of both organisations

Child Protection & Safeguarding Training
Region: East England
Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice
The New Librettist Conference
Region: London
The New Librettist Conference is a day for absolutely anyone interested in opera making whether you're a creative writer who is curious about the form or you're already working within oper
Weekend Workshop with Creative Writes
Region: London
Following the success of our Creative Writes Weekend Workshop in 2016, we return in 2017 with our Treasure Box, Write Your Legacy Weekend
People, Places, Life: Creative Writing at M Shed
Region: South West England
Join writer and trained facilitator, Caleb Parkin, to be inspired by the Bristol People, Places and Life galleries – and discover writing techniques to explore real and imagined people, places and lives of our own
The Inpress Festival of Publishing 2017
Region: London
The Inpress Festival of Publishing celebrates the inventiveness, creativity, diversity and agility of independent publishers, and all those working in the book industry
Meet The Writer's Organisations
Region: South East England
A free event for writers looking to broaden their knowledge of available arts opportunities
A Caso dos Poetas
Region: Europe
A week-long series of poetry workshops, tutorials, readings and discussions set in Silves, the ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve with J. Brookes, Andrea Holland, Gaia Holmes, Peter Pegnall, Manuel Neto dos Santos and guests
Writing a Novel: Setting, Description and Imagery - with Susan Elliot Wright and Russ Thomas
Region: Yorkshire
With more than one million words in the English language to choose from, how do you select the right ones?
2017 October Brantwood Writers’ Retreat
Region: North West England
October Writers’ Retreat with experienced tutors and published writers, Graham Mort and Geraldine Green
Six-Month Online Novel-Writing Course with Suzannah Dunn
Region: International
Our six-month online novel-writing course offers high-quality teaching, focused on your novel-in-progress - Jan 22 application deadline
Learn how to write for children – and have fun in France doing it!
Region: Europe
Join The Guardian Masterclass tutor Alan Durant, award-winning author of Burger Boy, Always and Forever, Dear Tooth Fairy, Game Boy, Blood and over ninety other titles, on a residential course/retreat on writing for children at his house in Picardie, France
London Lit Lab: Beginning to write
Region: London
Have you promised yourself that you’ll start writing this year? Or do you have a few short stories that need attention, or an idea for a novel? It’s not too late
London Lit Lab: Folk Tales in New Fiction
Region: London
On this course, we will explore the different ways in which we can harness the strange power of folk tales in our writing
London Lit Lab: Continuing to Write
Region: London
This course is for writers with some experience. You may have attended our Beginning to write course, or have a body of work that you would like to develop
Values and Ethics in Fiction Writing with Kerry Young
Region: East Midlands
This workshop focuses on the role of fiction writers as social observers and commentators. What is the underlying moral message of your story? Why does it matter?
Poetry Workshop with Marion Cockin and Simon Fletcher
Region: West Midlands
In the mood for Valentine's Day? Do you want to let your loved one know exactly how you feel? Then this poetry workshop might just be for you
Writing for Self Discovery with Alison Clayburn
Region: London
These workshops use creative writing to explore both personal and collective responses to a common theme, and then produce poetry or story
London Lit Lab: Life Writing
Region: London
Life writing is defined as the recording of memory or experience, whether your own or someone else’s
London Lit Lab: One-day intensive beginners writing workshop
Region: London
Since evenings don’t suit everyone, and we don’t want anyone to miss out, we decided to condense the whole Beginning to write course into a one-day intensive beginners’ workshop!
London Lit lab: Write and edit a story – two-day course
Region: London
We all have different strengths and weaknesses as writers. For some, getting a first draft down is a necessary torture before the fun of editing begins. For others, editing is the agony after the ecstasy!

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