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Deadline: Mon 1 May 2017
Location: York
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 Read more...

Deadline: Mon 1 May 2017
Location: Salford
Submissions/expressions of interest invited for Purple Reign - a creative writing anthology on the life and legacy of Prince Read more...

Deadline: Tue 2 May 2017
Location: Morley
Morley Arts Festival is a multi-arts festival taking place across Morley annually which celebrates creativity and community Read more...

Deadline: Tue 2 May 2017
Location: National
Entry to Poetry London’s 2017 competition is now open, and we are delighted to announce Liz Berry as this year’s judge Read more...

Deadline: Tue 2 May 2017
Location: Greater London
Spread the Word is pleased to open a brand new Award that will discover and profile talented young poets in the capital Read more...

Deadline: Wed 3 May 2017
Location: Bristol
The 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based Read more...

Deadline: Wed 3 May 2017
Location: National
Arachne Press are reviving the Story Sessions, we hope permanently! We are settling in to our Brockley Max venue, The Brockley Deli for a few months, with support from the Arts Council, and then we’ll see how it’s going Read more...

Deadline: Wed 3 May 2017
Location: National
Stories should be no longer than 100 words but there are no restrictions on the subject of your story. Let your imagination run wild Read more...

Deadline: Fri 5 May 2017
Location: East England
Write poems or lyrics? Short stories or essays? Aged 11-18? We’re looking for the freshest, boldest words in Norfolk Read more...

Deadline: Tue 9 May 2017
Location: Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, all of Greater Manchester and Greater Merseyside
Time To Read (TTR) is a unique partnership of 22 Library Authorities in North West England, working together to promote reading since 2002 Read more...
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