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Welcome to The Writer's Compass E-bulletin #34. The next bulletin will be published 25/01/12, anything sent to w.brown@nawe.co.uk by 23/01/12 will be considered.

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Jobs
Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing
Deadline: 11/08/2016 - South West England
The University of the West of England are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing
Freelance Programmer
Deadline: 02/05/2017 - London
We are marking this milestone with WOW Spirit, a partnership between Southbank Centre’s WOW - Women of the World festival and Spirit of 2012, who have funded the project
Relationship Manager, Theatre
Deadline: 02/05/2017 - East Midlands
Arts Council England are looking for a proactive and well organised individual with relevant experience to join the Midlands team and be based in the Nottingham office
Relationship Manager, Theatre
Deadline: 02/05/2017 - West Midlands
Arts Council England are looking for a proactive and well organised individual with relevant experience to join the Midlands team and be based in the Birmingham office
Contracts Manager
Deadline: 28/04/2017 - London
Granta Publications, one of the UK’s leading independent publishers, is looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join our team as Contracts Manager
Creative Writing Tutor
Deadline: 24/04/2017 - North West England
Creative Writing Tutor required for adult education centre in Cheshire. Possibility of one or two sessions two and a half hours per week
Literary Administrator
Deadline: 03/05/2017 - London
The Royal Shakespeare Company are looking for an Administrator to provide vital administrative support to the Literary Department
Marketing Assistant (maternity cover)
Deadline: 02/05/2017 - South East England
We are looking for a Marketing Assistant to join our small and friendly team in one of the UK's leading integrated arts & heritage centres on a one-year maternity cover contract commencing end-June 2017
Community Officer
Deadline: 28/04/2017 - Yorkshire
The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) is recruiting a community officer to join the small team responsible for the delivery of this five year (2014-19) programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Apprentice Poet in Residence 2017
Deadline: 02/05/2017 - Yorkshire
The Ilkley Literature Festival apprentice Poet in Residence is an opportunity for an exceptional, emerging poet who is based in the Northern region and at the start of their career
School Leaver Programme 2017
Deadline: 05/06/2017 - London
Have you decided what to do when you leave school? Are you interested in working in Arts Education? Would you like to gain valuable training and work experience?
Head of Development
Deadline: 23/04/2017 - London
Free Word works internationally to bring together communities, organisations and individuals through the belief that words change lives
Marketing Manager
Deadline: 23/04/2017 - London
Southbank Centre are looking for an experienced Marketing Manager who is passionate about literature and the arts
Pathways Coordinator
Deadline: 25/04/2017 - London
Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work
Researcher
Deadline: 03/05/2017 - UK
This tender has been developed by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) as a partner of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme
Literature Programmer
Deadline: 16/04/2017 - London
Southbank Centre is a place that unites people through the exchange of ideas, the power of creativity and the imagination and through freedom of expression
Programme Assistant
Deadline: 18/04/2016 - East England
Writers’ Centre Norwich (WCN) is a leading literature organisation committed to developing the artistic and social impact of creative writing, reading and literary translation
Volunteer Coordinator
Deadline: 20/04/2017 - Wales
The Reader are looking for staff with a connection to literature who have the people management skills to develop relationships with partners and volunteers
People and Project Manager
Deadline: 20/04/2017 - Wales
The Reader is pioneering the movement of Shared Reading, helping people to connect with a better understanding of themselves
Interim Centre Director (Maternity Cover)
Deadline: 19/04/2017 - Yorkshire
Arvon is a thriving and ambitious arts charity, celebrated for its unique ability to discover and develop the writer in everyone

Competitions/Submissions
Blankpages - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 27/01/2012 - UK
An online magazine dedicated to giving a high quality platform to share your work
Paper Nations
Deadline: 01/03/2017 - South West England
Paper Nations is currently looking for writers to run creative writing workshops across a range of schools we are working with in the South West
Young Norfolk Writing Competition 2017
Deadline: 05/05/2017 - East England
Write poems or lyrics? Short stories or essays? Aged 11-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk
Chroma Magazine
Deadline: 30/04/2017 - UK
Chroma is a magazine concerned with Photography, Art, Ideas and Creative Writing. We are a UK based annual print publication and online blog
Health: from here to where?
Deadline: 11/06/2017 - UK
RSPH and the Health Foundation want talented creative writers with an interest in health and wellbeing to help us imagine a dystopian future (near or far) where the consequences of the social and commercial determinants of health are played out
The Novel Fair 2017
Deadline: 20/10/2017 - UK
The Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming writers to top publishers and literary agents
Magma 69: The Deaf Issue
Deadline: 30/04/2017 - UK
We are delighted to be editing Magma 60, for which the theme is ‘freedom’. It is very much a theme for our times
NAWE Conference 2017 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: 01/05/2017 - UK
The NAWE Conference invites writers and teachers to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching and researching of creative writing at all levels
The Ruskin Prize 2017
Deadline: 26/04/2017 - UK
The Roehampton Poetry Centre is delighted to invite submissions to the 2017 Ruskin Prize
Scratch That!
Deadline: 30/04/2017 - Scotland
Scratch That! is a new scratch event based in Edinburgh for emerging playwrights We're looking for writers who are still at the development stage of their work/ career
Expression of Interest: Celebrating Jane Austen in Libraries
Deadline: 09/05/2017 - North West England
Time To Read (TTR) is a unique partnership of 22 Library Authorities in North West England, working together to promote reading since 2002
The Word - Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline: 03/05/2017 - UK
Stories should be no longer than 100 words but there are no restrictions on the subject of your story. Let your imagination run wild
Clore Courses
Deadline: 27/04/2017 - London
Applications are open for the next four residential Clore Short Courses and Emerging Leaders taking place in Autumn 2017 and Winter 2018
Writing School Open Call for Course Proposals
Deadline: 21/04/2017 - East Midlands
Are you a professional writer, editor or publisher with a track record of running successful creative writing courses?
The BBC Young Writers' Award 2017
Deadline: 21/04/2017 - UK
The BBC Young Writers' Award 2017 is open for submissions! Judges Alice Levine, Holly Bourne and Nikesh Shukla want your short stories
I am the Universe: writing climate change
Deadline: 23/04/2017 - UK
To kick off Young Poets Network’s year of thinking green, poet and adventurer Helen Mort draws on the legacy of the Romantic poets and asks you to write your way through the world’s increasingly shifting landscapes…
Southport Writers’ Circle Annual International Poetry Competition 2017
Deadline: 30/04/2017 - International
Southport Writers’ Circle was established in 1971 by the illustrious Joan Nicholson for the purpose of encourging writing in every form
Everyday Epic
Deadline: 15/05/2017 - UK
Brighton Festival, nabokov and Lulu.com are coming together to launch an exclusive short story writing competition based on the Brighton Festival 2017 theme of ‘Everyday Epic’
Hourglass Literary Magazine International Writing Contest
Deadline: 30/04/2017 - International
At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for: Best Short Story, Best Essay, Best Poem

Funding
Live Theatre Bursary 2017
Deadline: April 3rd
Would you like £2000 to develop an outstanding, imaginative, new piece of theatre?
The Creative Future Literary Awards 2017
Deadline: June 126th
The Creative Future Literary Awards is a national literary competition and high profile awards ceremony which celebrates talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2017
Deadline: March 31st
The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship supports a creative writer or writers for a period of travel and exists to remember the late writer Julia Darling
New Writing South TLC Free Reads
Deadline: January 27th
New Writing South works with TLC by offering a small number of Arts Council-funded Free Reads for talented, low income authors in the south east
The 2017 £10 000 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Deadline: January 23rd
The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an annual award for adventure writing
Jerwood Creative Fellowships
Deadline: January 2nd
Thanks to the generosity of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Manchester International Festival are now offering six Greater Manchester-based creatives the chance to win a special MIF17 Fellowship that does exactly that
The Charles Pick Writing Fellowship
Deadline: February 28th 2017
The fellowship will give support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writers of fictional or non-fictional prose
#goseeshare
Deadline: Friday 18th November
‘#goseeshare’ has been set up by the HYAH as a way to enable young people from across the Highlands to experience creative activity
Playwright's Studio Scotland Writers Projects
Deadline: Friday 18th November
Writers Projects are an opportunity for experienced mid-career or established playwrights to develop their work in a way that suits their creative process
Community Arts Commissions
Deadline: December 9th
Peterborough Presents… is a consortium of local artists, arts organisations and communities working together to create great art in our city
Writer's Centre Norwich - Free Reads
Deadline: December 5th 2016
TLC Free Reads is an Arts Council-funded bursary scheme designed for high quality writers living in the East of England who are finding that financial barriers are stunting their progress
Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships
Deadline: November 7th
The Jerwood Compton Fellowships support individual artists whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest cultural sense
The RSL Brookleaze Grants
Deadline: November 7th
We are now open for our autumn round of grant applications. £5000 is available annually for writers in need of financial support to see a project to completion
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent Fund
Deadline: October 24th
The Northern Rock Foundation Talent fund is a funding programme run by New Writing North targeting young people aged 15-25 who live in Newcastle upon Tyne (and who have lived there for at least 3 years)
TLC Free Reads - Literature Works
Deadline: September 30th
If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you
Spread The Word TLC Free Reads 2016-17
Deadline: November 17th 2016
Free Reads gives high quality aspiring authors, who under normal circumstances may not be able to afford it, access to The Literary Consultancy’s professional editorial reading service
NESTA Matched Crowdfunding
Deadline: TBA
As crowdfunding in the UK continues to grow, it is also becoming an increasingly important source of finance for arts and heritage projects
Feeney Fellowships 2016
Deadline: September 30th
Feeney Trustees offer annually two Feeney Fellowships of up to £3000 to provide opportunities for Birmingham-based arts practitioners to broaden their expertise and develop their careers
Internship Funding
Deadline: September 26th
As part of the Creative Employment Programme, the Westway Trust can provide between £2,500 and £4,475 in funding to organisations to employ a paid Intern to work within the creative industries
TLC Free Reads - London
Deadline: October 17th
Spread the Word is proud to be TLC’s London regional partner once again and to select London-based writers for Free Editorial Reads

Events
Arvon - Writing for Games
Region: West Midlands
Games are a collaborative endeavour, and to tell a story a games writer really must play well with others
London Lit Lab: Folk Tales in New Fiction
Region: London
On this course, we will explore the different ways in which we can harness the strange power of folk tales in our writing
Freedom Through Restriction with Joe Dunthorne
Region: East England
From choose-your-own-adventure stories to speed writing to Oulipian word games, this experimental workshop with Joe Dunthorne will offer ways to disrupt tired habits and keep your fiction fresh
Experimenting with Style with May-Lan Tan
Region: East England
Suffering from writer's block? Stuck in a creative rut and finding it difficult to complete a project? You're not the only one, and May-Lan Tan specialises in exercises to reignite your creativity
The Global Garden: Science, Art and Writing Workshop
Region: East England
This Science, Art and Writing workshop presents an opportunity for scientists, artists and writers to break down the barriers between art and science, by coming together to inform and inspire each other through creative writing and art
Writers’ Workshop with Katy Darby
Region: London
This is an advanced fiction-writing short course designed to help experienced writers move ongoing work towards a publishable standard
co|Create Radical Landscapes with Camilla Nelson
Region: South West England
Radical Landscapes offers a chance to explore sound, movement, mark- and language-making exercises in the landscape with a view to developing work, or simply to extend your existing practice
Northern Short Story Festival 2017
Region: Yorkshire
The Festival promotes the short story form through workshops and events. Popular and published authors, editors and small press publishers will come together to share their stories, expertise and wisdom with you
Byte The Book - What are the Opportunities for Authors and Publishers in Audio?
Region: London
As well as getting tips from industry professionals attendees will also have the opportunity before and after the talk to network with authors, agents, publishers and suppliers to the publishing industry
Nature Writng Day with Mark Cocker
Region: East England
Award-winning author, naturalist and environmental activist Mark Cocker invites you to spend the day at his much-loved Blackwater Wood, a private fen woodland on the banks of the River Yare
Dream and Vision with Sean O'Brien
Region: East England
The experience of falling asleep, dreaming, dream-visions, and waking, lend themselves perfectly to the poetic form; where daytime and night-time, dream and reality, often meet
Running Writing Groups with Anne Taylor and Victoria Field
Region: UK
Do you want to start a writing group or run a workshop – whether for creative writers focused on the craft of writing, for professionals using writing as a tool for well-being, or for recreational purposes?
The Poetry of Mind, Body and Spirit
Region: South East England
Canterbury Christ Church University exploring how poets, mostly contemporary have approached the human condition from the perspectives of mind, body and spirit
Arvon - Starting to Write a Play
Region: South West England
What are some key elements that go into writing a play? How do you find and hold on to your voice? How might you start thinking about characters and plot?
Arvon - Queer Fiction
Region: West Midlands
Following the success of Arvon’s first ever queer writing course, we return with another week on a queer slant
Arvon - Screenwriting
Region: West Midlands
Screenwriting is distilled storytelling. Our aim is to help you ask the right questions of your story in the right order, so as to raise the stakes and discover true depth of character
Situation Critical: Who Will Save The Sitcom?
Region: London
In this special WGGB event, Laurence Marks and Maurice Grant will go in conversation with writer James Cary to discuss the secrets of their success, how to create a successful show, and how to revive one of the most popular genres in TV
The Plotstormers Epic One Day Intensive Of Your Dreams
Region: South East England
They say everyone has a novel inside them but how do you extract it without painful, invasive surgery?
Plotstormers II: The Editing Strikes Back
Region: UK
The Writers’ HQ online creative editing course will give you tools and techniques to take you step-by-step through deconstructing your work and rebuilding it, taking it from ‘hmm this is okay’ and elevating it to ‘aah this is amazing!
Rewrtiting Your Play Masterclass with Lisa Goldman
Region: London
Led by Lisa Goldman, author of The No Rules Handbook for Writers, this intensive weekend masterclass will give you the skills, confidence and focus to sustain you through your next draft

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