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Deadline: Thu 26 Jan 2017
Location: National
Literary submissions are now open for our 17th issue on the theme of 'Future'. Send in your short fiction or poetry before the January 26th deadline Read more...

Deadline: Fri 27 Jan 2017
Location: Cornall
We’re on a mission to nurture the excellent literary talent in the county and are on the lookout again for the best young author in Cornwall Read more...

Deadline: Fri 27 Jan 2017
Location: National
We’re looking for stories of 5-10 minutes in length that respond to the theme ‘Undivided Voices in a Divided Nation’, to be told, by you, in front of a live audience Read more...

Deadline: Sun 29 Jan 2017
Location: National
The Bodley Head and the Financial Times have launched their essay writing prize. The prize aims to discover young talent from around the world in long-form essay writing  Read more...

Deadline: Mon 30 Jan 2017
Location: Bath Spa
After the success of the last three MIX conferences, MIX 2017 returns to Bath Spa University’s Newton Park Campus Read more...

Deadline: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Location: National
Are you an unpublished writer? Do you have a story to tell? Is yours a voice that needs to be heard? Read more...

Deadline: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Location: Scotland
The Scottish Podcast Scholarship is for anyone that's interested in the spoken audio industry, whether that's radio or podcasting Read more...

Deadline: Thu 2 Feb 2017
Location: The North
Established in 2000, the Northern Writers’ Awards supports work-in-progress by new, emerging and established writers across the North of England Read more...

Deadline: Sun 5 Feb 2017
Location: National
Spread the Word Life Writing Prize in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre is a new prize established in 2016 Read more...

Deadline: Fri 10 Feb 2017
Location: National
The Mechanics’ Institute Review (MIR), Birkbeck’s annual short-story anthology, is now inviting submissions for its next issue from writers across the UK Read more...
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