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Room 204 Writer Development Programme
Deadline: 16/02/2015 - West Midlands
Room 204 is Writing West Midlands’ writer development programme. Every year we select fifteen emerging writers from the West Midlands to work with us on a programme of creative career developmen
Freelance Digital Co-ordinator
Deadline: 06/03/2015 - London
Wasafiri is a quarterly magazine for contemporary international literature. Based in London, the magazine publishes essays, interviews, fiction, poetry by leading as well as up and coming writers from diasporic communities and around the world
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 26/01/2015 - North West England
The Department of English at the University of Chester invites applications for a lectureship tenable from 1st September 2015
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Deadline: 22/02/2015 - North West England
UCLan is a well-established university with nearly 200 years’ experience of delivering high quality tertiary education
Reader Leader (PIPES)
Deadline: 11/02/2015 - East England
The Reader Organisation (TRO) is a fast-growing social enterprise with a national and international remit that develops innovative shared reading-aloud groups in diverse communities across society
Programmes Co-ordinator
Deadline: 06/02/2015 - London
English PEN is now looking for a dynamic individual to join the team with an interest in arts outreach programmes, literary translation and the values of English PEN
Assistant Script Editor (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Deadline: 25/01/2015 - London
The Drama department is responsible for Drama output across all the portfolio of channels, predominantly Channel 4 and E4
Education Development Manager
Deadline: 03/02/2015 - North West England
The Wordsworth Trust is a charity that looks after one of the most important literary heritage sites in the world, based at Dove Cottage, the home of the poet William Wordsworth
Senior Programmer
Deadline: 01/02/2015 - London
This is an exciting opportunity to develop the quality and breath of the literature, spoken word, live poetry performance, reading, debate and oral history programme at Southbank Centre
Director of the School of Writing & Journalism
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - South West England
At Falmouth University, we're proud of our growing reputation as the UK's leading arts university
The Clore Leadership Programme 2015/16
Deadline: 02/02/2015 - UK
Are you an exceptional individual with the potential and desire to lead within culture?
Managing/Programme Director
Deadline: 26/01/2015 - London
The Poetry Translation Centre is a small organisation dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America
Operations Manager
Deadline: 29/01/2015 - South West England
Salisbury Arts Centre are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual to fill this position overseeing and developing all operational aspects of the organisation
Senior Lecturer (Creative Writing)
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - North West England
Manchester Metropolitan University delivers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses and is staffed by one of the strongest and most diverse new-university research groups in the UK
Data Coordinator
Deadline: 19/01/2015 - London
The Complete Works Ltd is currently looking for a Data Co-ordinator to join our small, friendly office team, based on Brick Lane, London
Freelance Events Manager
Deadline: 01/02/2015 - West Midlands
somewhereto_ was created to help ensure a youth legacy for London 2012, and is now backed by a £7 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund
Freelance Events Manager
Deadline: 01/02/2015 - London
somewhereto_ was created to help ensure a youth legacy for London 2012, and is now backed by a £7 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund
Creative Learning Producer
Deadline: 16/01/2015 - London
The purpose of this role at is to work alongside the Head of Programming to develop a programme for young people, families and communities that Rich Mix wishes to reach
Operations and Communications Manager
Deadline: 22/01/2015 - South East England
The new post of Operations and Communications Manager is central to the company's operational effectiveness and plays a key role within a small team at New Writing South
Creative Learning Manager
Deadline: 16/01/2015 - South East England
New Writing South has a vibrant and respected creative learning programme and we are now looking for a talented, enthusiastic and highly capable person to lead this strand of our work

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 09/07/2015 - UK
We are delighted that Deryn Rees-Jones has agreed to be this year’s judge (she will read each and every one.)
New Writers’ Showcase: Espionage
Deadline: 01/07/2015 - North West England
The next Comma Press New Writers Anthology will present a new kind of challenge to emerging and previously unpublished writers
Verb New Voices
Deadline: 01/03/2015 - North East England
Verb New Voices 3 is looking for four artists based in the North of England who would like to make a new piece of work for BBC Radio
Mslexia Women's Short Story Competition 2015
Deadline: 16/03/2015 - UK
Mslexia Women's Short Story Competition 2015 is for previously unpublished stories of up to 2,200 words by women writers
TLC Free Reads for Young Writers
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - UK
The TLC Free Reads bursary scheme is now open for entries! Are you aged 16-25? Looking for professional feedback on your writing?
Deadline: 10/02/2015 - Yorkshire
Yorkshire Art Journal is searching for poetry and short fiction submissions relating to the notion of an ‘Afterglow’
Deadline: 01/02/2015 - International
Meniscus is an online, free access literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)
Overton Poetry Prize 2015
Deadline: 17/04/2015 - East Midlands
In memory of Professor Bill Overton (1946-2012), the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University offers this prize for a sequence of poems on any subject, up to 300 lines
Lucy Cavendish Annual Fiction Prize 2015
Deadline: 02/02/2015 - UK
Unpublished female writers are invited to enter a prestigious £1,000 literature prize
Wicked Young Writers' Award 2015
Deadline: 18/05/2015 - UK
Now in its 5th year, the Award recognises excellence in writing, encourages creativity, and helps develop writing talent in young people between 5-25 years old from all backgrounds and areas of the UK & Ireland
Creative Writing SIG - Call for Papers
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - South East England
We are pleased to announce a second PALA Canterbury Special Interest Group Workshop, on stylistics and creative writing, scheduled for the morning of Thursday 16th July 2015
The 2015 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize
Deadline: 29/05/2015 - International
The prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world, and its ongoing and often seminal importance to world literatures
Poets and Players Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 09/03/2015 - UK
We are pleased to announce the 3rd poetry competition run by Poets and Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events. The 2015 competition will be judged by Paul Muldoon
Cumbria Young Writers Award
Deadline: 01/02/2015 - North West England
Now in its eleventh year this Award celebrates the extraordinary talent of outstanding young writers aged 14-18 who live, work or go to school or college in Cumbria
Battery Pack II
Deadline: 15/04/2015 - UK
Submissions of stories of less than seventy-five words are sought for a free micro-anthology to be given away with the summer issue of Neon Literary Magazine
Deadline: 01/04/2015 - UK
After a long hiatus Granta, one of the world’s most prestigious literary magazines, is again accepting unsolicited submissions
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
Myths of the Near Future 6 - 'Time'
Deadline: 27/02/2015 - UK
The NAWE Young Writers' Hub journal of new writing by the under 25s is calling for submissions on the theme of 'Time'
Stitchin' Fiction
Deadline: 27/01/2015 - London
A new writing night where casting, rehearsing, and performing takes place in the course of a single evening

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
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
IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2015
Deadline: December 12th
Want to show your work at the biggest arts festival in the world? Of course you ruddy do
Channel 4/Northumbria University Writing for Television Awards
Deadline: February 2nd
Two bursaries, each worth £3,000, will be awarded to two writers. One bursary winner will be based at RED Production Company
Creative Place Awards 2015
Deadline: February 2nd
The Creative Place Awards recognise communities where people work together to celebrate and promote their town, village or area through the arts and culture
New Generation Thinkers 2015
Deadline: December 15th
This pioneering scheme aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience – through BBC broadcasting
The Writing Platform Bursary 2015
Deadline: December 4th
The Writing Platform Bursary 2015, in association with Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, will make two awards of £4000 to support writing, or writing-related, collaborations between writers and technologists
Lo and Behold! The Poetry School Micro-Commission Fund
Deadline: December 10th
The Poetry School invites applications to its fund to support innovative poetry creation and promotion projects
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award
Deadline: December 19th
The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award is for an emerging company or individual to create a show either for the Pit Theatre, Barbican or a site-responsive, non-traditional show to take place in East London
Creative Europe Funding for Literary Translation
Deadline: February 3rd 2015
The EU’s new Creative Europe programme offers funding opportunities for the translation of European fiction
Open Project Funding
Deadline: from 31 October 2014 onwards
Creative Scotland want to encourage applicants to generate great ideas and projects that we can then help them to make happen
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
SYMPOETRY: SPL Poetry Symposium Bursaries
Deadline: November 7th
The Scottish Poetry Library are offering a limited number of bursary places for our SYMPOETRY: SPL Poetry Symposium taking place this November
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

Poetry and Memorisation: Portrait of a Process with Mario Petrucci
Region: North West England
In partnership with Poetry by Heart, Arvon and Manchester Libraries, NAWE will be running two free CPD event for teachers who want to take part in the Poetry by Heart scheme
Poetry and Dementia with Karen Hayes and John Killick
Region: Wales
This course is a taster of what is involved in embarking on poetry work with people with dementia
Make It – A Programme for Emerging Creatives
Region: North West England
These events are a fantastic opportunity for emerging artists and creatives to develop their skills through introductory talks
Is Everyone Now a Publisher? An Important Single-Day Course for all Authors
Region: London
Kingston University have been long standing supporters of Byte the Book and so we were delighted to be invited to speak at their Author Conference later this year
Writing for Wellbeing Conference 2015
Region: Wales
Come and be inspired, develop your networks, meet friends and colleagues, and share news and information about Writing for Wellbeing at this exciting time
Close Reading the Elegy with David Constantine
Region: East Midlands
The elements of a traditional elegy mirror three stages of loss: lament, then praise and admiration of the idealized dead, and finally consolation and solace
Mouthy Poets Spoken Word Masterclass with Deborah 'Debris' Stevenson
Region: East England
You will have the opportunity to write, learn techniques for generating and developing ideas and explore new ways of performing your material
Writing for the Theatre with National Theatre Writer Simon Vinnicombe
Region: London
Four consecutive Weekends in Central London for experienced and aspiring writers
Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: Research in Translation Studies
Region: North East England
Following the success of previous colloquiums, the Centre for Intercultural Mediation of Durham University is pleased to announce the third Postgraduate Colloquium for 2015
Three Creative Writes Wednesday Workshops
Region: London
We are delighted to be returning to the wonderful North Bank house, Muswell Hill, N10 in February 2015, for our first block of workshops of the New Year!
Child Protection Policy Writing Workshop
Region: North West England
If you want help updating your current child protection policy, or advice on writing a new one, this half-day course is ideal for you
Short Course: Towards a Poetry Collection
Region: West Midlands
As part of a six week course, Jane Commane (poet, tutor and editor at Nine Arches Press) will guide you through the process of curating and creating a collection of your poetry
The Inpress Festival of Publishing 2015
Region: London
The Inpress Festival of Publishing 2015 celebrate the inventiveness, creativity, diversity and agility of our fellow independent publishers, and all those working in our industry
The Poetic Architect with Roger Robinson and Mouthy Poets CIC
Region: East Midlands
Workshop focusing on the structure and form of your poem and the effect this has on the reader
Lighting Up The Landscape with Sagra delle Words
Region: Europe
Taking inspiration from our surroundings, this year we will explore the poetry of light. One free place on the course is available
Creative Writes - Winter
Region: London
The Seasons are wonderfully inspiring and we will spend this Themed Creative Writing Workshop exploring Winter and mining our memories of the season. Content will include poetry, prose and personal story
Masterclass: Writing for Theatre and Performance
Region: Wales
The course will be highly intensive and for committed playwrights, offering a mix of theory and practice, practical workshops, sharing of work with mutual and critical support, and reading assignments set in advance
Focus on Fiction with Alison Clayburn
Region: London
Are you an aspiring writer? Come along to a course of six fortnightly sessions with a focus on fiction
Six-Month Online Novel-Writing Course with Nikita Lalwani
Region: UK
Our Six-Month Online Novel-Writing Course is led by popular tutor Nikita Lalwani, and is the only online course to feature day-long sessions with the agent teams at Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh
George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Symposium 2015 - Storytelling and Activism
Region: Wales
The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Annual Symposium and DS9 Festival are this year joining forces to present a two day symposium with a digital storytelling strand on the theme of ‘Storytelling and Activism'

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