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Deadline: Fri 23 Feb 2018
Location: UK
The Big Idea Competition offers members of the public (aged 13+) the brilliant opportunity to partner with an established author to turn a great idea into a children's book (and potentially a film, play or video game). It's run by children's story specialists Chicken House Publishing and The Blair Partnership.  Read more...

Deadline: Sat 24 Feb 2018
Location: St Andrews
StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival, invites applications from poets who would like to take part in the 2018 StAnza Slam on Saturday 10 March at 10pm.  Read more...

Deadline: Mon 26 Feb 2018
Location: Scotland
The ArtWorks Fellowship encourages established artists working in participatory arts to design their own professional development and to make a mutual learning journey with a 'host' organisation.  Read more...

Deadline: Wed 28 Feb 2018
Location: International
The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration is applying for funding for a series of public outreach events on migration and health to occur across the UK in 2018.  Read more...

Deadline: Wed 28 Feb 2018
Location: Scotland
From Dumfries to Dundee, Kirkwall to Kelso and everywhere in between, we are looking for Scottish children's novels with a difference.  Read more...

Deadline: Wed 28 Feb 2018
Location: National
With categories in Criticism, Fiction, Poetry, and our newly introduced category of Script and Screen Writing, these prestigious awards are open to Year 12 or 13 students in the UK Read more...

Deadline: Wed 28 Feb 2018
Location: UK
The tenth Papatango New Writing Prize is now open for submissions of new plays until midnight, 28 February 2018.  Read more...

Deadline: Wed 28 Feb 2018
Location: London
The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust’s Pitch Your Play scheme returns, inviting you to pitch a new play to a panel of industry professionals.  Read more...

Deadline: Wed 28 Feb 2018
Location: Manchester
We are pleased to announce the 6th poetry competition run by Poets and Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events. Judge: Pascale Petit Read more...

Deadline: Wed 28 Feb 2018
Location: International
Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 publication. Read more...
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