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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
Young Poet Laureate for London
Deadline: 19/08/2014 - London
Spread the Word is delighted to announce the search has begun for the second Young Poet Laureate for London
Literature Research and Information Manager
Deadline: 05/08/2014 - London
The British Council creates international opportunities for people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide
Content Editor
Deadline: 05/08/2014 - London
British Council’s Arts team is in the process of transforming its digital presence, including implementation of a new arts digital showcasing programme and the development of a more targeted, high-impact digital product portfolio
The Flambard Poetry Prize
Deadline: 01/09/2014 - UK
The Flambard Prize will be awarded annually to the best group of five poems submitted by a poet who has not yet published a single-authored pamphlet or collection
Our Cultural Commons: Freelance Consultant
Deadline: 08/08/2014 - Republic of Ireland
Working in collaboration with Arts Development UK, Voluntary Arts is seeking a consultant on a freelance basis to undertake some initial mapping and scoping to lay the ground for a major national conversation
Part-time Tutor in Creative Writing
Deadline: 19/08/2014 - Yorkshire
The University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre offers courses in creative writing that can be chosen as “Discovery” modules by students across the University
Senior Lecturer In Creative Non-Fiction
Deadline: 20/08/2014 - East England
The University of East Anglia is planning to make a new, senior appointment in the area of creative non-fiction
Story Builders
Deadline: 21/07/2014 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre is a creative literacy centre for children aged 0-11 years and their families, carers and teachers
Mentoring for artists working in the Criminal Justice System
Deadline: 15/08/2014 - London
The Arts Alliance is rolling our their professional mentoring programme to expand opportunities for its members to develop professional skills and knowledge in the field of arts and criminal justice through a one to one mentoring relationship
Writer
Deadline: 23/07/2014 - London
This is a remarkable opportunity to play a key part in the growth of a rapidly expanding and unique organisation, the Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI)
Events Manager
Deadline: 23/07/2014 - South West England
This is a remarkable opportunity to play a key part in the growth of a rapidly expanding and unique organisation, the Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI)
Operations Manager
Deadline: 04/08/2014 - 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
Professor in Creative Writing
Deadline: 10/08/2014 - London
Free-thinking. Collaborative. Innovative. Kingston University is yours to shape
Resident Playwright 2015
Deadline: 25/07/2014 - London
The Papatango Resident Playwright will write a new play with our guidance and support, as well as deliver a limited number of free masterclasses for emerging or early-stage writers
Festival Administrator
Deadline: 25/07/2014 - Scotland
St Magnus International Festival, Orkney's annual midsummer celebration of the arts, is one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events
Young Journalist / Content Creator
Deadline: 25/07/2014 - South West England
Apply to join our team of online journalists. No qualifications needed: Just good ideas, enthusiasm and a desire to develop your skills
Literary Awards Development Officer
Deadline: 24/07/2014 - South East England
The Creative Future Literary Awards showcase marginalised writers’ work
Time Tutor (Creative Writing)
Deadline: 01/08/2014 - Wales
Founded in 1920, Swansea University is a research-led institution with an excellent reputation for the quality of its student experience
Senior Lecturer: Creative Writing
Deadline: 03/08/2014 - North West England
Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. We are the University for World Class Professionals
Operations Manager
Deadline: 08/08/2014 - London
The Poetry Archive has been building an online archive of poetry recordings for the past decade, and we are poised to expand our operations and widen our impact

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
Costa Short Story Award 2014
Deadline: 01/08/2014 - UK
Entry is now open for the 2014 Costa Short Story Award until 4pm on Friday 1 August
Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 30/11/2013 - UK
Café Writers is a Norwich based grass-roots writers’ network supporting and showcasing work by established writers in all genres
Foyle Young Poets Award 2014
Deadline: 31/07/2014 - UK
The Foyle Young Poets Award is once again on the search for exciting new young poets aged 11-17
The 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize
Deadline: 29/08/2014 - North West England
Under the direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is launching the 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize
Creative Wales Awards 2014-15
Deadline: 12/09/2014 - Wales
The Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Awards 2014-15 are now open for applications and are for an intensive period of open-ended learning and research
Cuckoo Quarterly - Issue 10 Fired Up
Deadline: 22/08/2014 - UK
Cuckoo welcomes submissions of original creative writing by writers aged 23 or under
PhotoFiction 2014
Deadline: 31/08/2014 - Yorkshire
Welcome to PhotoFictions 2014 – a creative writing competition open to any young person (13 to 24) from Yorkshire
National Poetry Competition 2014 - Now Open!
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
Established in 1978, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry contests
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2015 Short Story Competition
Deadline: 15/02/2015 - UK
We're offering you the chance to win £500, plus a place on an Arvon writing course of your choice!
Kitchen Sink Drama
Deadline: 01/09/2014 - London
Eighteen IdeasTap members will get the opportunity to stage their work in the house of a theatre industry big wig in front of an industry audience
Write Aberdeen – Write Regensburg Competition
Deadline: 01/08/2014 - Scotland
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the twinning of Aberdeen and Regensburg, Germany, a bilingual collection of new writing by writers from both cities is to be published in 2015
Skylight Theatre: Postscript
Deadline: 10/08/2014 - UK
An opportunity to present new work to an audience and gain feedback
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!
Summer Short Story Competition
Deadline: 12/09/2014 - East Midlands
The Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning is proud to announce its inaugural Summer Short Story Competitions, open to adults and young people living within an LE postcode area
City of Stories
Deadline: 31/07/2014 - East England
As part of City of Stories, a new campaign which celebrates Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature, writers are invited to submit their city-themed work
Mslexia Women's Memoir Competition 2014
Deadline: 22/09/2014 - UK
We're looking for memoirs written by previously unpublished women memoirists. Submissions must be in prose, and narrate actual events in your life
Writeidea Prize: Short Story Competition
Deadline: 31/07/2014 - London
The Writeidea Prize is a new national short story prize administered by East London’s Writeidea Festival
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
Skipton Library Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 26/09/2014 - Yorkshire
Adjudicator Isobel Thrilling and one other to be appointed

Funding
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 RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: April 30th
The purpose of these grants is to buy time for novelists, short story writers, poets or playwrights with pieces of work in hand
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
The Edwin Morgan Poetry Award
Deadline: March 3rd
The new award will be in the region of £20,000 and will be presented at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
Affective Digital Histories: Creative Writing Commissions
Deadline: January 27th
The University of Leicester's Centre for New Writing will be awarding nine commissions to projects that explore The East Midlands' post-industrial history
Public Engagement
Deadline: January 13th
Public Engagement funding is for projects that seek to remove barriers to engagement with high quality artistic work, encourage participation and enable communities and individuals to explore and develop their creative and cultural lives
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships
Deadline: December 6th
Sky, in association with IdeasTap, is giving away five £30,000 bursaries and mentoring support to talented artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland
Grassroots Literature Fund
Deadline: Rolling
Literature Works are delighted to announce that the Grassroots Literature Fund is now open for applications

Events
Writing The Eye
Region: Yorkshire
The Tetley offers a range of activities such as artists’ talks and walk-throughs, special events, discussions, workshops and courses
Elements of Fiction with Jacob Ross
Region: London
In a brand new addition to the TLC programme, we are delighted to welcome back Jacob Ross, whose Fiction Masterclasses last year were a sell-out success
Flash Fiction at the Brunel Museum
Region: London
Facilitated by Alison Clayburn, tutor in fiction, poetry and Writing for Self Discovery
Creative Approaches to Dramatic Writing Masterclass with Emma Adams
Region: Yorkshire
Emma has been running creative writing sessions with a focus on dramatic writing for the last 10 years
Novel Writing Masterclass With Gavin Extence
Region: Yorkshire
Gavin Extence is a multi-award winning novelist whose work has been translated into seventeen languages
Editing Workshop with Emma Bamford
Region: East Midlands
Do you have a first draft of a manuscript that you want to polish up before sending out? Are you planning to publish your own ebook and want it to be the best it can?
Self-Publishing in the Digital Age
Region: London
The essential one-day conference on self-publishing for published and aspiring authors from the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
Responding to Photojournalism with Language & Poetry Masterclass
Region: London
Write poetry inspired by a series of award-winning photographs that capture the various forms of the human condition
Writing Children's Books
Region: London
A six session course covering pre-school picture books, early readers, pre-teen novels, non-fiction formats, and devising multi-platform concepts
Writing Weekend for beginners and practised writers in prose and poetry with Liz Cashdan
Region: Yorkshire
Participants, who may be practised writers or beginners, will write, read to each other, discuss and use the outside world of town and sea as stimulus for writing
Page Talk: Portraits
Region: West Midlands
The second in the series of free workshops and festivals, for and by young people
Young Writers Summer School
Region: Yorkshire
Following last year’s hugely enjoyable residential weekend, Ilkley Literature Festival will be holding our third annual Summer School for teenage writers
Creative Writing Residential with Alice Oswald
Region: South West England
A wonderful opportunity to develop your creative writing with Alice Oswald and guests in the inspiring setting of Sharpham house and gardens
Keele Writing Retreat
Region: West Midlands
Take some time to work on your writing in the company of other writers and in an inspiring setting
NAWE Conference 2014
Region: South West England
We are delighted to announce the NAWE Conference 2014 which this year moves to Bristol
A True Account of Talking to the Sun
Region: London
A Summer School week of workshops from the Poetry School with Sophie Herxheimer, Clare Pollard, Rishi Dastidar, Chrissy Williams, Claire Trevien, Philip Cowell, Jack Underwood, Anna Selby & Isobel Dixon
EDGE-LIT 3
Region: East Midlands
EDGE-LIT 3 is the ideal day out for anyone with an interest in reading or writing in the fields of science-fiction, fantasy and horror
Stop f***ing about and start writing
Region: South East England
It’s pretty self-explanatory really. Stop f***ing about. Start writing. That is the big, secret solution to beating procrastination. It’s easier said than done though, which is why these workshops exist
Writers' & Artists': How to Hook an Agent
Region: London
Are you writing a book for publication but unsure of how to find an agent?
Criterion New Writing
Region: London
The workshops are led by Greg Mosse, an immensely experienced writer, teacher, editor and script consultant

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