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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
PR & Communications Manager, Maternity Cover
Deadline: 10/03/2016 - West Midlands
Writing West Midlands, the regional writing development agency, is looking to recruit a PR & Communications Manager (maternity cover) for a period of 10 months, from mid-May 2016
Digitisation Conservator
Deadline: 14/02/2016 - Scotland
The digitisation of the collections is one of the National Library of Scotland's key strategic objectives, and is a growing area of activity
Schools Project Coordinator
Deadline: 17/10/2016 - East Midlands
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre prides itself on being accessible and inclusive. We want everyone to feel welcome and get involved in what we do. We are a pioneering arts centre designed to include everyone
Finance Officer
Deadline: 25/02/2016 - London
The Poetry Society are seeking a part-time Finance Officer to ensure sound financial day to day management of The Poetry Society and Poetry Place Ltd
Team Administrator
Deadline: 07/03/2016 - West Midlands
Arts Connect is looking to recruit a Team Administrator to provide day to day administrative and event management support
Live Theatre/Northumbria University Writer in Residence 2016/17
Deadline: 22/02/2016 - North East England
Live Theatre and Northumbria University Newcastle are seeking to appoint a writer in residence for twelve months, beginning in September 2016
Living Amy: 10 x £1500 Commissions
Deadline: 18/02/2016 - UK
Writers, animators, film makers, bloggers and podcasters are now invited to submit their ideas for new, creative narratives that will bring Amy Johnson to life for the young people of today
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant: Ambient Literature
Deadline: 03/03/2016 - South West England
Bath Spa University is a popular university and both students and staff value our attractive campuses, which include a beautiful parkland estate and historic buildings set in inspirational scenery
Centre Assistant
Deadline: 28/02/2016 - South West England
Arvon are looking for someone to help deliver our inspirational residential creative writing courses at our writers’ centre in Devon, taking a lead on menu planning and food preparation
Chatham Placemaking Commissions
Deadline: 24/02/2016 - South East England
Medway Council is looking to commission a temporary programme of three community engagement projects looking at character and place
Project Manager
Deadline: 22/02/2016 - London
The National Literacy Trust are looking for an experienced project manager with a background in education or cultural organisations to join our programmes team and build our Cultural Writers activity
Peer Reviewer
Deadline: 22/02/2016 - Scotland
To support the artistic review of the work of Regularly Funded Organisations, Creative Scotland are seeking Peer Reviewers with professional expertise and knowledge across a range of art forms
Writer Co-mentor Brief
Deadline: 22/02/2016 - South West England
Arvon is inviting applications from professional writers to play a key role as co-mentors with primary and secondary teachers in a research project in South West England
Editorial Assistant
Deadline: 14/02/2016 - Yorkshire
Aesthetica are recruiting a full-time Editorial Assistant to work in our busy York office
Re-Mixed Borders
Deadline: 15/03/2016 - London
The Poetry School and London Parks and Gardens Trust have teamed up for a poet-in-residence training scheme centred on London’s Gardens
Finance and Operations Director
Deadline: 11/02/2016 - North West England
The Wordsworth Trust, one of Britain’s foremost literary heritage organisations and a registered charity, is looking for an experienced Finance and Operations Director to join its team
Freelance Evaluator
Deadline: 15/02/2016 - Yorkshire
Artworks is currently recruiting for a Freelance Evaluator to produce an evaluation report for our Engage For Change Training programme
Creative Programme Intern
Deadline: 05/02/2016 - London
Islington Creative Jobs is a Creative Employment Programme led by Islington Council in partnership with 9 arts organisations offering 14 apprenticeships and internships for Islington young people in the creative sector
Creative Programme Assistant, Apples & Snakes
Deadline: 05/02/2016 - London
Islington Creative Jobs is a Creative Employment Programme led by Islington Council in partnership with 9 arts organisations offering 14 apprenticeships and internships for Islington young people in the creative sector
Research Fellow - Rural Creative Industries
Deadline: 12/02/2016 - Scotland
The Centre for Creative Industries is a new initiative of the University of the Highlands and Islands, based in Shetland at Shetland College UHI

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
PENning Peril
Deadline: 21/03/2016 - Scotland
Call for writing from refugees, asylum seekers and non-native English speakers resident in Scotland
Christopher Tower Poetry Competition 2016 - Wonder
Deadline: 19/02/2016 - UK
The 16th Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK’s most valuable prize for young poets, has opened for entries, and this year students between 16-18 years of age are challenged to write a poem on the theme of ‘Wonder
Escalator
Deadline: 26/02/2016 - East England
Is your New Year resolution to take your writing more seriously? Apply for Escalator, our talent development scheme open to all fiction writers living in the East of England
Lancaster Writing Award 2016
Deadline: 28/02/2016 - North West England
After the success of our 2015 awards, this prestigious writing competition returns for its fourth year
Aurora Poetry & Short Fiction Open Competition - Extended Deadline
Deadline: 14/02/2016 - UK
Enter Writing East Midlands' inaugural writing competition and let us light up the skies with outstanding poetry and short fiction
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
Magma 66: ‘Comedy’
Deadline: 31/03/2016 - International
So, here is your challenge. We want poems to make us belly laugh, poems to make us chuckle, witty poems, punny poems, absurd poems...
New Welsh Writing Awards 2016
Deadline: 03/04/2016 - Wales
The New Welsh Writing Awards 2016 celebrates the best short form travel writing from emerging and established writers based in the UK and Ireland plus those who have been educated in Wales
Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2016
Deadline: 29/02/2016 - UK
The Burlington Magazine Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and ideas
Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry & Medicine
Deadline: 29/02/2016 - UK
The annual Hippocrates Young Poets Prize for Poetry and Medicine is a £500 award for a single unpublished poem in English of up to 50 lines on a medical theme
Northern Writers' Awards 2016
Deadline: 03/02/2016 - North East England
This year we have £40,000 worth of support on offer for writers who live and work in the North of England
Mslexia Women's Short Story Competition 2016 - Now open for entries!
Deadline: 14/03/2016 - UK
It’s that time of year again when our Women’s Short Story Competition is open for business!
The Novella Award 2016
Deadline: 29/04/2016 - UK
Manchester Metropolitan University is pleased to announce the opening of the third annual Novella Awards
THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition
Deadline: 06/03/2016 - International
Calling for feature essays on the short story form, either recommending a short story, collection or anthology, or profiling the life and writing of a short story writer
The Production Exchange
Deadline: 31/03/2016 - London
The Production Exchange are now accepting submissions of new plays from early-career writers for consideration for our Festival of New Writing, to be held in London this autumn
B4thMe
Deadline: 15/04/2016 - UK
The Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, a new competition open to black, Asian, minority ethnic writers living in the UK and Ireland who are 18 and above
PEN Promotes
Deadline: 01/02/2016 - UK
PEN Promotes is accepting submissions for books published between July and December 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?
The Inaugural 2015/16 Poetry Business New Poets Prize
Deadline: 29/01/2016 - UK
This year the Poetry Business International Book & Pamphlet Competition introduces a New Poets Prize for writers between the ages of 16 and 22 (inclusive) judged by Helen Mort

Funding
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
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships - Extended Deadline
Deadline: March 10th 2016
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships are back, offering funding and mentoring to five talented artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland
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
Unlimited
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
Elevate
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
To The Stage
Deadline: December 18th
Your proposed piece must be able to be performed in our Chambers studio space and it can be no longer than one hour in length
BBC: The Space
Deadline: December 15th
From 20th October until 15 December, you can apply to have your work commissioned by The Space
TLC Free Reads
Deadline: November 27th
‘Free Reads’ through SABLE provides an opportunity for emerging writers of colour on low incomes to access a professional editorial read of their work
Project Proposal Grant Awards
Deadline: October 16th
Chrysalis Arts are interested in individual research and development projects focusing on an artist’s own practice, projects that involve working in collaboration with other artists or communities and cross art form projects
Bitch Media Fellowships
Deadline: November 1st
Bitch Media, for almost 20 years an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization, is pleased to announce the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers
Spread the Word TLC Free Reads Scheme 2015 - 2016
Deadline: November 9th
The Literary Consultancy Free Reads Scheme offers talented, low-income writers the opportunity to apply for bursaried (i.e. you don't need to pay) editorial reads of their work
The Cultural Spring
Deadline: October 23rd
The Cultural Spring is seeking to commission between two and four artist-led Research & Development projects for North Sunderland and South Tyneside for our 2016 programme

Events
Bradford Young Writers Group
Region: Yorkshire
Ilkley Literature Festival, in association with Bradford Libraries, is launching a new writing group for young people in Bradford
October Writers’ Retreat with Graham Mort and Geraldine Green
Region: North West England
Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria, former home of John Ruskin is the perfect place whether you have a writing project you’re working on or just need time and space away from the busyness of life to step back and gain some inspiration and quietly reflect
Writing Poetry: The Essentials with Liz Berry (Online)
Region: East England
Whether you’re taking up poetry for the first time and want to get off on the right foot, or you’ve already started but could do with extra support - this twelve week course is for you
Writing Fiction: The Essentials with Anjali Joseph (Online)
Region: UK
Whether you're taking up fiction writing for the first time, or you've already started but would benefit from some extra guidance then this twelve week course is for you
Starting to Write Fiction (Face-to-face) with Ian Nettleton
Region: East England
If you enjoy reading novels and short stories and want to give writing a try yourself, or if you have perhaps tried writing fiction before and want to learn more in a supportive, professional environment, then this ten week course is for you
The Power of Poetry with Alison Chisholm
Region: West Midlands
This course suits all levels. It is informal and friendly.Notes are handed out at the workshops
How To Use Scrivener
Region: London
Scrivener helps you compose and structure your novel and has transformed the productivity (and inspiration) of many writers. Is it for you?
The Writers’ Conference 2016
Region: East Midlands
The Writers’ Conference is quickly earning the reputation of becoming the must-attend writing event for the Midlands. Renown literary agent, Carole Blake called it a “masterclass” in writing conferences
Write by the Beach: From inspiration to publication...
Region: South East England
At the Academy, we're thrilled to announce our first writers' conference, an inspiring, information-packed event designed by writers, for new and experienced writers
Midsummer Poetry Course with Pippa Little & Geraldine Green
Region: North West England
Join us at Brantwood Coniston, former home of John Ruskin, for a weekend of poetry, good food, views and company
Writing Fiction (Intermediate) with Sarah Bower
Region: East England
Find a sense of play and adventure in your writing and back it up with strong research and story-telling techniques in this ten week face-to-face Writing Fiction: Intermediate
Writing Fiction with Wes Brown
Region: Yorkshire
Develop your skills and techniques for writing fiction, how to get started and gain confidence
Arts Award Adviser Training
Region: South East England
Arts Award is a qualification for young people and can work through any arts, cultural or media activity
Young Writers Group Launched in Poole
Region: South West England
Young people aged are invited to experience life behind the stage curtain at one of the UK’s leading theatres with Lit Up!’s new Young Writers group
Seriously though … you really want to write a memoir?
Region: London
Have you got a story that needs to be told? A big event from your life? Do you want to explore how to plan it, write it, print it and sell it? Do you want to know how to become an author, with a book for sale?
How to Write a Novel, with Susan Elliot Wright and Russell Thomas 1: Planning and Plotting
Region: Yorkshire
Do you have an idea for a novel that you'd like to develop? Or have you started a novel and are not sure where to go next?
Poetry and Dementia with John Killick & Karen Hayes
Region: Wales
This course is a taster of what’s involved in embarking on creative writing with people living with dementia
Fiction: Work-in-Progress
Region: West Midlands
This course is aimed at anyone who needs guidance in how to progress their work of short or long fiction
Funding Your Youth Arts Project
Region: East England
This one-day course is designed for those wanting to develop their fundraising skills
Behaviour Management and Youth Arts
Region: North West England
Understanding challenging behaviour and the best ways to cope with it is essential to any youth arts project

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