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Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme 2015
Deadline: 10/11/2014 - UK
We are delighted to announced the fifth BCLT Emerging Translator Mentoring Programme
Time & Tide: Invitation to Tender
Deadline: 02/11/2014 - South West England
Katalytik are seeking an established storyteller who is interested in science and in the development of their practice through collaboration and social engagement
Creative Learning Leader
Deadline: 11/11/2014 - South West England
Story Door is a newly established children’s literacy charity based in Exeter
Youth Theatre Director
Deadline: 28/10/2014 - Yorkshire
As a member of the Engagement and Learning department you will be responsible for directing youth theatre productions and workshop programme of Hull Truck Theatre
Senior Library Assistant
Deadline: 10/11/2014 - Scotland
The Scottish Poetry Library is a dynamic organisation, a unique national resource and advocate for poetry
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!
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

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Bare Fiction Prize 2014
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
Awards for Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Short Story with a total prize fund of £2500
War and Peace
Deadline: 06/12/2014 - London
This year, Rewrite is partnering with The Wiener Library for our Annual Creative Writing Competition for young people aged 11-21 living in London
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'
Words and Women's Short Prose Competition
Deadline: 15/11/2014 - East England
Words and Women’s exciting new contemporary writing prize for women in the East of England is open for entries
Writing for Liberty - Call for Papers
Deadline: 17/11/2014 - North West England
Writing for Liberty is a two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University to be held in April 2015
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
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
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?
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
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
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’
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?

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
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

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
Writing Creative Non-Fiction with Horatio Clare and Laura Barton
Region: Wales
How does one write well about life, whether from memory, sources or observation?
Arts Award in Health and Wellbeing Settings
Region: Yorkshire
A free seminar for those working with young people experiencing mental/physical health issues exploring how arts activity can be structured to benefit young people and gain national qualifications
You can’t say that!
Region: London
Are there some words and ideas so abhorrent they should be eliminated from public life? Join our panel to debate offensiveness and free speech
Creative Writing for Well-Being with writer Rebecca Loncraine
Region: Wales
In playful writing exercises we will explore creative writing as a supportive resource for our well-being
Writing All the Gifts with Mike Carey
Region: London
Join the author of the bestselling novelist for a day of making and remaking your own urban fantasy fiction ideas
Poetry, Healing and Voice with Warsan Shire
Region: London
The first Young Poet Laureate for London leads an intimate group to explore the healing power of poetry as well as unlocking the truth and strength of unlocking your own voice
The Getting Published Day 2015
Region: London
With workshops, panel events, Q&As, and editorial feedback sessions
Starting to Write Fiction (Face-to-face) with Ian Nettleton
Region: East England
Get into writing and gain the necessary tools to understand and tackle fiction writing
IdeasTap Inspires: BBC Writersroom
Region: North West England
Forty IdeasTap members will get the opportunity to attend a day-long scriptwriting masterclass with BBC Writersroom. November 19th application deadline
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

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