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Deadline: Thu 6 Oct 2016
Location: National
It's submissions time again and the next issue of Here Comes Everyone is going to be the East & West Issue Read more...

Deadline: Fri 7 Oct 2016
Location: Newcastle
The English Association, University English, the National Association of Writers in Education and the Institute of English Studies are joining together to host a major conference for the whole of the discipline of English Read more...

Deadline: Fri 14 Oct 2016
Location: London
The Space seek to programme high quality theatre productions, with a balance of classics, revivals and new writing Read more...

Deadline: Fri 14 Oct 2016
Location: National
New to this year’s Women in Comedy Festival is a comedy writing competition and you are invited to flex your comedy writing muscles in two categories, the first for a three minutes comedy sketch or monologue, the second for a short story. Must be funny of course Read more...

Deadline: Mon 17 Oct 2016
Location: West Midlands
Are you a BAME, Disabled or Deaf, Low-income or LGBTQI+ Poet who lives, works or studies in the West Midlands region? Read more...

Deadline: Mon 17 Oct 2016
Location: National
Review one of the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2016 longlisted books as an individual or a school book group and be in with a chance of winning books, national book tokens and an invite to meet authors at our award ceremony Read more...

Deadline: Tue 18 Oct 2016
Location: London
Spread the Word is pleased to announce that the judging panel for the London Short Story Prize 2016 is AL Kennedy, Irenosen Okojie and Juliet Mabey Read more...

Deadline: Fri 21 Oct 2016
Location: International
LossLit is an attempt by its co-creators, Kit Caless and Aki Schilz, to explore the various influences of loss in literature Read more...

Deadline: Fri 21 Oct 2016
Location: Dublin
The Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents Read more...

Deadline: Wed 26 Oct 2016
Location: National
Get inspired by four fabulous images from the Special Collections Centre’s rare books and archives and send us your 500-word short story Read more...
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