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Editorial Assistant (paid internship)
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - London
Story Terrace was founded in the beginning of 2014 and has operations in London and Amsterdam
Project Worker
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - London
You will be required to set-up, establish and facilitate weekly shared reading groups in order to promote reading, well-being and good mental health for The Reading Agency
Office Administrator
Deadline: 08/12/2014 - London
We are currently looking for a supremely well-organised administrator to support Forward Arts Foundation
Programme Coordinator
Deadline: 04/12/2014 - London
The Reading Agency are looking for someone with good knowledge and experience of children's and young people's publishing along with excellent understanding of digital formats and social media to join our newly formed publisher partnerships team
New Media Student Prize 2014
Deadline: 12/12/2014 - UK
A three months paid internship at the top e-learning developer/provider, Unicorn Training. If you win the Student Prize you will be able to discuss your role with Unicorn’s CEO, Peter Phillips
Programme Officer West Yorkshire & Lancashire
Deadline: 16/12/2014 - Yorkshire
First Story are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Programme Officer to act as a champion for First Story and creative writing in West Yorkshire and Lancashire
Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing
Deadline: 27/11/2014 - Yorkshire
The University of Leeds invites applications for a fixed term Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing for semester 2 of the academic year 2014-2015
Senior Lecturersin Creative Writing
Deadline: 17/12/2014 - Yorkshire
Leeds Beckett University is seeking to appoint two senior lecturers in Creative and/or Professional Writing
Associate Professor in Creative Writing
Deadline: 14/12/2014 - Wales
Applications are invited an Associate Professor in Creative Writing, within the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University
Head of Fundraising (Maternity Cover)
Deadline: 10/12/2014 - London
First Story are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Fundraising who is committed to First Story’s vision
Creative Learning Director
Deadline: 05/12/2014 - South West England
An exceptional and enthusiastic individual is required to take Salisbury Playhouse’s innovative and successful Creative Learning, Community and Youth Theatre work into an exciting new era
PR & Communications Manager
Deadline: 08/12/2014 - West Midlands
Writing West Midlands is looking to recruit a permanent, part time (2.5 days per week) PR & Communications Manager to join their small, busy team based in Birmingham, working across the entire region
Live Literature Production / Direction Trainee
Deadline: 02/12/2014 - London
Jaybird Live Literature is a small independent live literature production organisation, with a developing reputation for entertaining, beautifully designed touring poetry shows with high production values
Literary Associate (Maternity Cover
Deadline: 24/11/2014 - North West England
Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse Theatres offer a rare opportunity for a dynamic, organised and creative individual to fulfil the role of Literary Associate (Maternity Cover)
Deadline: 21/11/2014 - East Midlands
Creative Leicestershire supports the art, design and media sector in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area
Guest Editor
Deadline: 01/01/2015 - UK
Butcher’s Dog is a beautiful magazine produced in the north of England. We publish poems from writers with distinct voices
Free CPD opportunities for Writers
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - South East England
Borough of Poole Arts Service is looking to enlist local writers keen to develop workshop and facilitation skills with a view to working in the community as part of an on-going cross-conurbation literature development project
Events Co-Ordinator
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - London
Discover Children’s Story Centre is the UK’s first hands-on Children’s museum in Stratford, east London
The Critic
Deadline: 06/01/2015 - UK
IdeasTap are looking for a talented, emerging critic to write a weekly review of any current cultural release in their area of interest; from film and television to visual arts, theatre, music and photography
Writers in Translation Programme Manager
Deadline: 01/12/2014 - London
English PEN’s Writers in Translation programme pursues this vision with the support of Bloomberg and Arts Council England, awarding grants for translation to publishers

Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Magma Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 19/01/2015 - International
Poems of 11 to 50 lines will be judged by Jo Shapcott for the Judge’s Prize. Poems of up to 10 lines will be entered for the Editors’ Prize
Benchmark Creative Writing Competition
Deadline: 19/01/2015 - UK
Our latest competition is a fundraising collaboration between Willow Burn Hospice and writer Rachel Cochrane, inspired by Rachel’s latest drama, Benchmark
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?
Celebrity and Speed
Deadline: 31/12/2014 - UK
Inky Needles, 'The Literary Journal for the Children of the Matrix Generation' call for submissions for our print intallment: Celebrity and Speed
The New Media Writing Prize 2014
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - International
The prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling
MIX DIGITAL 3 : Call for Papers, Presentations and Works for Exhibition
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - South West England
After the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3
The James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition 2014
Deadline: 30/11/2013 - UK
Submissions are being accepted for the Red Squirrel Press Annual James Kirkup Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2014
Red Squirrel Press Annual Sara Park Short Story Pamphlet Competition 2014
Deadline: 31/12/2014 - UK
Submissions are being accepted for the Red Squirrel Press Annual Sara Park Short Story Pamphlet Competition 2014
Butcher's Dog - Issue 5
Deadline: 15/02/2015 - UK
We welcome submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England. There is no set theme, we just want you to send us your best work
Four Counties Poets Competition
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - East England
Rottingdean Writers Group announces the first competition specially designed for poets connected to Greater London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex
IdeasTap: Family
Deadline: 30/01/2015 - UK
This time we’re asking you to go back to your roots and examine ideas about FAMILY - their ties, tensions, trees, secrets and feuds
ITV This Morning ‘Be A Bestseller’ Competition
Deadline: 14/11/2014 - UK
Curtis Brown Creative and the Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency are working with ITV's flagship daytime programme This Morning on a novel-writing competition
The 2014/15 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition
Deadline: 28/11/2014 - International
The 2014/15 International Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition is now open for entries
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
2015 Bristol Short Story Prize
Deadline: 30/04/2015 - South West England
The Bristol Short Story Prize aims to publish great short stories and promote the stories and writers as much as possible
Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling Fairy Tales and Fantasy
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - East England
We are seeking papers which explore all aspects of reading, writing, and telling fairy tales and fantasy
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?
The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2015
Deadline: 30/11/2014 - International
The Munster Literature Centre holds an annual competition for an international poetry prize for a single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre
Prole Laureate Competition 2015
Deadline: 31/01/2015 - UK
Prole is a print magazine that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to challenge, engage and entertain - but never exclude

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships
Deadline: February 26th
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
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
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

Writing the Screenplay
Region: Yorkshire
Eight Days Tuition, School of Film, Music and Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University
Kathleen Banks Memorial Lecture :Alison Moore on How I Became a Writer in the 21st Century
Region: East Midlands
On 3rd December Alison will be speaking on her route into writing, where she finds her writing inspiration, and what it is like to be an author in the 21st Century
BFI Film Academy Screenwriting Residential
Region: North East England
Are you aged 16-19? Are you passionate and committed about writing for film? November 25th deadline for applications
Arts Award Advisers Forum
Region: South East England
The Arts Award Adviser Forum is a resource for those interested in delivering Arts Award in the Brighton and Hove area
Writing for the Theatre with National Theatre Writer Simon Vinnicombe
Region: London
Four consecutive Weekends in Central London for experienced and aspiring writers
Writing for Theatre & Writing for Radio
Region: West Midlands
Choose between Writing For Theatre with Simon Vinnicombe or Writing For Radio with Karen Brown in these all day workshops
Tutored Writing Retreats
Region: Yorkshire
Join novelist Alison Taft and poet and writer James Nash for a two night tutored writing retreat
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
The Writers' Toolkit 2014
Region: West Midlands
The Writers’ Toolkit is an annual writer networking conference for emerging and established writers
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?
Organisational Development Programme for Arts Leaders 2015
Region: Scotland
This programme is for experienced senior arts leaders who wish to advance their expertise in developing their organisations and teams
NAWE at AWP 2015
Region: International
NAWE will be representing UK universities at AWP in Minneapolis 2015 and is now accepting bookings for advertisements in the brochure that will be distributed at the conference.
Intermediate creative writing at Embrace Arts, The Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester University
Region: East Midlands
For those writers embarked on a current creative writing project. Share, discuss and get feedback on your narrative to create a polished piece of fiction. Open to all
From Idea to Publication
Region: West Midlands
This eight-week creative writing course gives you all the tools you need to discover your writing talent, explore what makes a great story and all the information you need to get your story out there with an agent and a publisher
Poets’ Place
Region: West Midlands
Come to Poets’ Place to make new friends, discover new poets, share and have your work critiqued, make useful connections, set a writing schedule...
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 2014/15
Healing Words Retreat
Region: South West England
An exclusive offer of two for the price of one, accommodation and food included, for a full weekend in the heart of beautiful Berrington
Memoir Writing Workshop Brighton with Umi Sinha
Region: South East England
very life is unique and each of us has an individual voice in which to tell our story
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?
Annual NAWE Retreat 2015
Region: Wales
This popular retreat for NAWE members will be in partnership again with Lapidus, the national organisation that promotes writing for health and well being

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