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Deadline: Fri 24 May 2024
Location: UK
Word’s A Stage 2024 is Apples and Snakes’ poetic performance development programme aimed at poets aged 21-30. The aim is to bring together emerging talent from this younger demographic to give them the skills and confidence to move forward in their writing and poetry careers. Read more...

Deadline: Fri 24 May 2024
Location: England
Writers, you have until 12:00 on 24 May to apply for Arvon's first-ever Advanced Writing Programme! The AWP consists of three Arvon Residential Writing Weeks, three Arvon Online Writing Weeks, eight Arvon online group workshops and eight Arvon online 1-1 sessions.  Read more...

Deadline: Fri 24 May 2024
Location: International
Austin Film Festival, the largest screenplay competition in the country, has been helping writers launch and advance their careers for the past 30 years. Entry fee discount for NAWE members. Read more...

Deadline: Fri 24 May 2024
Location: England
We are looking to commission writers and artists to take part in a brand new £2M ground-breaking national project called Nature Calling.  Read more...

Deadline: Sat 25 May 2024
Location: UK
Enter your short story of 1000 words and less. The six shortlisted authors will be invited to read their story in Soho, London on Saturday 6 July 2024 - they also win copies of the Reverse Engineering series. The first-placed author wins feedback on their short story from the judges. Read more...

Deadline: Wed 29 May 2024
Location: International
Well Projects produces a yearly anthology book that explores ecology through a broad range of contributions including (but not limited to) academic or visual essays, fiction, poetry and interviews. This year, Well Projects are opening up the anthology to submissions. Read more...

Deadline: Fri 31 May 2024
Location: International
We have no definitive preference for what are looking for, we enjoy a variety of genres and styles and will consider all submissions, regardless of location. Collaborative submissions are welcome. Read more...

Deadline: Fri 31 May 2024
Location: UK
Are you a writer interested in landscape, place and transformation? This new Zer0 Books project is seeking poetry, fiction and essays inspired by and/or set in the Black Country - the once industrial heartland of the UK - for a new anthology of regional literature and culture. Free to submit. Read more...

Deadline: Fri 31 May 2024
Location: UK
Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 Genesis/Jewish Literary Foundation Emerging Writers Programme. The programme offers to writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry at the beginning of their careers £1,500 in funding, plus one-to-one mentoring, seminars, peer support, introductions to agents and a chance to speak at Book Week 2025.  Read more...

Deadline: Fri 31 May 2024
Location: International
Oyster River Pages (ORP) will accept submissions in the genres of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and visual art for publication in its seventh annual issue from January 23 through May 31, 2024. Read more...
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