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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
Calling young writers to join the Oxford Writer Squad
Deadline: 05/10/2014 - South East England
We have places available for 13–17 year olds to join our monthly Oxford Writer Squad
Comission: Evolving in Conversation
Deadline: 13/10/2014 - South East England
Brighton & Hove Libraries Services in partnership with New Writing South wishes to commission four emerging writers to create new work that explores the theme How Individuals Make Society Change
4Thoughts': Myth, Mayhem & Mirth
Deadline: 29/10/2014 - North East England
NTC Touring Theatre Company has received funding from ACE Grants for the Arts to produce four short new plays which will tour the Northern Region in March 2015 and seeks writers of new plays/musicals
Calling Young Writers to join the IOW Writer Squad
Deadline: 26/09/2014 - South East England
13 – 17 years old? Are you into rap, playwriting, short stories, lyrics, poetry or flash fiction? If so, we would love to hear from you
Evaluator, the Max Reinhardt Literacy Awards 2014-15
Deadline: 06/10/2014 - England
engage and NAWE wish to appoint an evaluator for the inaugural Max Reinhardt Literacy Awards 2014-15 for creative writing and literacy work with schools, galleries, art museums and visual arts venues
Freelance Creative Writing Workshop Leader
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - London
Nimble Arts are looking for an inspirational creative writing workshop leader
Producer
Deadline: 28/09/2014 - London
The development of the festival approach to our artistic programming and entrepreneurial activity has dramatically increased the number of people who come to Southbank Centre
Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature
Deadline: 02/10/2014 - Yorkshire
York St John University is a high quality, friendly university with a campus based in the centre of the historic City of York
Marketing and Communications Manager
Deadline: 13/10/2014 - North East England
New Writing North are looking for an energetic and accomplished marketing and communications professional to join our team in Newcastle upon Tyne to manage PR and marketing across our work
Regional Manager Yorkshire
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - North West England
The Audience Agency is looking for a Regional Manager for Yorkshire: someone with expertise in growing cultural audiences and a strong knowledge of the museums and heritage sector in particular
Digital QA Assistant
Deadline: 21/09/2014 - London
Bloomsbury is a leading international publisher, with strengths in trade, children’s, professional and academic publishing
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - East Midlands
The successful applicant will be able to contribute to the acclaimed BA in Creative Writing at the University of Northampton
Evaluation & Impact Research Manager
Deadline: 03/10/2014 - London
The Reading Agency is attempting to achieve something truly innovative by positioning reading for pleasure as a viable means by which to improve personal well-being and attainment in multiple areas
Learning and Participation Assistant
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - North East England
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books requires a Learning and Participation Assistant
Spoken Word Artist
Deadline: 20/10/2014 - North West England
The Flash Residency Project is a series of very short residencies (one hour in length) , where artists of different disciplines inhabit our outdoor pop- up studio space
Head of Engagement and Learning
Deadline: 29/09/2014 - Yorkshire
Hull Truck Theatre are seeking a Head of Learning and Engagement to lead, drive, develop and deliver Hull Truck Theatre's Engage Programme
Communications Officer
Deadline: 26/09/2014 - South West England
National Youth Arts Development agency Artswork, wishes to appoint a Communications Officer (Marketing and Events) to support the work of the Communications Department
Fundraising Manager
Deadline: 22/09/2014 - London
Ministry of Stories are looking for an experienced, self-starting and confident fundraiser to support our fundraising strategy and to significantly contribute to our income targets
Assistant Professor in Creative Writing
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - East Midlands
Creative Writing in the School of English at Nottingham blends elements of analysis and practice, paying close attention to the details of the writing process
Operations Manager
Deadline: 17/09/2014 - 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

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
Magma 62: ‘Violence’
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - International
Violence felt bold and a little bit different and these, above all, are the qualities we are looking for in the poems
The Rialto Nature Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 01/03/2015 - UK
The term ‘Nature Poetry’ will be given a very wide interpretation by the judge Simon Armitage
Literature Works First Page Writing Prize 2014
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - South West England
The hugely successful First Page Writing Prize is back! We’re seeking superb opening pages of unpublished novels (and a 150 word synopsis) from promising writers around the country
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'
The New Media Writing Prize 2014
Deadline: 12/12/2014 - International
he prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling
The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry
Deadline: 07/01/2015 - UK
The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry seeks to recognise excellence in poetry, highlighting outstanding contributions made by poets to our cultural life
The 2014 IGGY & Litro Young Writers Award
Deadline: 15/01/2015 - International
Litro Magazine and The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual IGGY & Litro Young Writers’ Prize for the fifth year
People, Place & Planet: WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature and the Environment
Deadline: 01/11/2014 - Wales
New Welsh Review, in association with WWF Cymru and the CADCentre, is thrilled to announce the New Welsh Writing Awards, which will celebrate the finest non-fiction writing in the new and increasingly popular 'short' form
Runaview
Deadline: 01/11/2014 - UK
Dom Joly is fronting a new media website, which will bring together 1000 of the UK's wittiest and most dynamic writers for a sideways look at the stories making the news
Young Writers' Prize 2015
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - South West England
The Young Writers' Prize at Falmouth University is a chance for you to have your work read by published writers
The Manchester Review
Deadline: 05/10/2014 - North West England
During our submission period we welcome unpublished fiction, poetry and essays from both established and new writer
Scratch Mixer
Deadline: 19/09/2014 - London
Scratch Mixer is Southbank Centre’s regular event in which emerging poets and spoken word artists are invited to share their work in progress.
Ambit
Deadline: 01/11/2014 - UK
Ambit is put together entirely from unsolicited, previously unpublished poetry and short fiction submissions
Are You In The Mood?
Deadline: 30/09/2014 - South West England
A Dorset Writers' Network short fiction competition for writers living or working in Dorset
Dylan's Great Poem
Deadline: 02/10/2014 - Wales
Join in with Developing Dylan 100’s international online event to help award-winning poets Owen Sheers and Mari George create a 100-line bilingual epic written by the young people of the world!
KillerReads
Deadline: 14/09/2014 - UK
HarperFiction are on the lookout for commercial crime and thrillers ranging from police procedurals, to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers and beyond
The Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism 2014
Deadline: 31/10/2014 - UK
Now in its third year, the aim of the competition is to reward new and exciting writing on arts and cultural subjects
Mslexia Issue 64: "Ancestors"
Deadline: 16/09/2014 - UK
Mslexia welcomes previously unpublished submissions from women for every part of the magazine
Writers for York Notes Study Guides
Deadline: 16/09/2014 - UK
We are looking for authors to write the supplementary online activities for the digital versions of the titles York Notes

Funding
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
PEN Pr
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
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)

Events
Frankfurt Book Fair 2014
Region: Europe
Two-day programme in English for authors and self-publishers on 10 & 11 October
Making the most of being an Arts Award adviser
Region: South East England
This autumn, Culture Shift and New Writing South are joining forces to run a joint event for the East Sussex and Brighton Arts Award Forums, with support from Artswork, the South East Bridg
Drawn To The Page: Towner
Region: South East England
One Saturday a month, we'll be joining forces to give you a unique writing experience in an art exhibition
Master Twitter in a Day
Region: South East England
How to create and maintain your writer platform online, in a way that works for you
Improve Your Social Web Presence - In a Day
Region: South East England
How to create and maintain your writer platform online, in a way that works for you
Make Your Own Picture Book
Region: South East England
Join us for a family friendly workshop where adults and children alike can explore their creative sides through making something truly unique and special
To Teach is To Do - a poetry workshop for teachers
Region: London
As teachers, how do we enable others to do something we are unsure of ourselves? Writing a poem for instance
The Walking Writer Workshop
Region: London
The Walking Writer workshop is all about nature and writing. Many writers including Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, and Frank O'Hara used walking as a way of stimulating their writing
Thoughttree Writing Courses
Region: Yorkshire
Our courses in the Gothic Tradition are suitable for beginners or more experienced writers, or teachers delivering the Gothic component at A Level
Creative Writing Workshops with Courttia Newland
Region: London
Newham New Deal Partnership (NDP) is offering free creative writing workshops in libraries and community centres across Newham in autumn 2014
The Five Elements - Digital
Region: West Midlands
Twelve IdeasTap members will get the opportunity to attend a four-day workshop aimed at helping them integrating digital media into their working practice
To The Stage: Wyllie Longmore & Adam Gilmour
Region: North West England
Wyllie will share his years of experience and support of new writing, and how he and Adam brought Waterside’s most recent theatre commission to the stage
Byte the Book – How Can Publishers and Authors Work with Brands?
Region: London
Helping publishers and authors make successful connections in the digital age
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
Lighting the Spark - SCBWI British Isles Conference
Region: South East England
The British Isles Chapter of the SCBWI, a professional organisation of writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people
Write That Play!
Region: East England
An innovative writing workshop for new and experienced playwrights, with exercises and activities to help you stimulate ideas and develop plots, characters and settings
Healing Words for Winter
Region: West Midlands
Self-healing poetry, beautiful gardens and woodland walks, gorgeous food and open fires at Heartfelt Garden, Berrington
Literature Works New Writers Conference
Region: South West England
We’re delighted to announce the programme for the Literature Works New Writers Conference which will take place in Plymouth on Sunday 2nd November
Thinking outside the ‘Artsbox’: Creative digital approaches to Arts Award
Region: Yorkshire
We would like to invite you to participate in a practical workshop looking at using IPads and other tablet apps
Arts Award Adviser Network
Region: Yorkshire
The network meetings will be hosted in different cities across Yorkshire and the Humber at various times of the year

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