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Deadline: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Location: National
With seventeen beautiful issues under our belt (you can see them all here), we're hoping to make our eighteenth edition the brightest and most brilliant one yet Read more...

Deadline: Sun 30 Jul 2017
Location: National
Bradford on Avon Arts Festival continues to provide a varied, stimulating and entertaining late summer programme in our vibrant and historic town Read more...

Deadline: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Location: National
Cinnamon Press celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2015. We're committed to keeping alive the passion and drive that got us this far, and to continuing to grow and improve in the future Read more...

Deadline: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Location: National
We are delighted to announce that the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017, for poems by writers aged 11-17, is now OPEN!  Read more...

Deadline: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Location: National
Young poets aged 10-13 are invited to write a poem on the theme of ‘place’ . Teachers can enter the whole class, pupils can enter individually Read more...

Deadline: Mon 31 Jul 2017
Location: Winchester
Following its launch in 2016, the Winchester Poetry Prize is now an annual competition. This year we are very pleased to welcome Sarah Howe as a our judge Read more...

Deadline: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Location: International
The winners of each competition, plus runners up and commended writers will be invited to read at the Festival in October 2017 Read more...

Deadline: Fri 4 Aug 2017
Location: National
This one-day symposium will ask: what are the benefits for the pedagogy of Creative Writing of writing practices drawn from experimental and fantastic traditions; and what does it mean to be a writer interested in such traditions who also teaches Creative Writing in academe? Read more...

Deadline: Thu 17 Aug 2017
Location: National
With a first prize of £5,000 for the best single poem embracing ecological themes, the award ranks amongst the most prestigious of any English language single poem competition Read more...

Deadline: Mon 21 Aug 2017
Location: National
Successful stories & poems will be performed by actors, and will go forward to next year's Dawn & Dusk anthology, for which royalties will be paid Read more...
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