Wild Atlantic Writing Awards (WAWA) 9th edition

  Full details  Have you ever been in a dangerous situation in your life? What was it? How did it happen? How did you deal with it? Did it change you in any way?   Writing about such a personal experience will help you in the creative non-fiction category of our new Wild Atlantic Writing Awards (WAWA) competition, which is on the theme of ‘danger.’  Your story can be in the form of a memoir, a travel article or an essay.   As for the flash fiction category of our competition, ‘danger’ is a common theme in literature, often forcing the lead character to overcome difficult, often unforeseen, obstacles. It comes in many shapes and forms and can change personalities. Or at least attitudes to certain things, to life itself and to people. Overcoming danger can also lead to new opportunities and successes. Creating the suspense associated with danger and having one’s character overcome it to achieve their goal is a challenging writing assignment.   So, test your wr

The National Poetry Competition

 Full denials The National Poetry Competition Enter the competition  → The National Poetry Competition 2024 is now open until 31 October 2024. Judges: John McAuliffe, Romalyn Ante, Stephen Sexton Prizes: First prize £5,000, second prize £2,000, third prize £1,000, commended prizes £500 Run by The Poetry Society since 1978, The National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to all poets worldwide aged 18 or over Closing date: 31 October 2024    

Chewing the Fat

  Full details  Chewin' the Fat is an arts magazine bringing together the hottest takes, the freshest creative work and experiments from exciting new voices. Following on from our first volume which featured incredible artists from all over the UK and beyond, we're delighted to announce our second instalment of Chewin' the Fat Volume Two is  open for submissions! For this edition, we're on the hunt for creative work which responds to  DREAMS We're looking for:  Articles / Essays / Critical Writing  Photography Short Stories  Art  Poetry which respond to DREAMS . Please note: we currently aren't looking for dramatic work, such as plays, unless they're a monologue formatted in short story form. We also do not accept moving image work due to the constraints of printing. Submissions are open until  10pm (BST) Sunday 21st July 2024 Please email your submission to  With a subject line of  CTF Submissio

Inclusive Voice Competiton

 Full details  Enter our Short Story Competition Welcome to Inclusive Voices, where you have the chance to bring a print disabled character to life and win a special recording of your own audiobook! Our short story competition is putting accessibility at its heart to celebrate Calibre Audio, a national charity who've been providing audiobooks to people who struggle to read print for fifty years. We believe stories should be about imagination rather than rules, so we’ve kept our competition terms to a minimum: Your story should be 550 words or fewer It should feature a character with a print disability . You can create and submit your short story in the format you prefer: written, audio or video – in poetry or prose. Help raise awareness of print disabilities Whether you have a print disability or not, you can take part in our short story competition. Launched as part of Calibre Audio’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Inclusive Voices aims to raise awareness of the challen

Fly on the Wall

Full details  Manuscript Submissions A publisher with a conscience. Fly on the Wall Press specialises in political fiction, poetry and cross-genre anthologies on pressing issues, from exceptional international authors. ​ Fly on the Wall Press won Small Press of the Year in the North of England at the British Book Awards 2024. Our books have been recognised internationally for their quality from poetry awards (The Laurel Prize, The Julie Suk Award) to short stories and fiction (Saboteur awards, the Edge Hill Prize.)   2024 opening dates: ​ 1st May 2024 - 28th July 2024 ​ Please do not submit outside of these dates, or your manuscript will not be read. ​ ...................................................................................................................................................................... ​ Before submitting, we require writers to be familiar with our mission and to have supported our publishing schedule and our authors by

Poet in Residence (Associate Tutor)

  Full details  English Location:  Guildford Salary:  Salary up to £33.78 per hour depending on qualifications and experience 1-Year Appointment Post Type:  Part Time Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 31 July 2024 Interview Date:  Monday 19 August 2024 Reference:  023324 1-Year Appointment The University of Surrey is delighted to announce a renewal of the Surrey Poetry Fellowship, as part of the institution’s longstanding commitment to establishing Guildford as a centre for the creation, performance, publication and study of poetry. This year’s poet in residence will bui

Opportunity: Creative Associate Residencies

 Full details  We are looking to appoint six writers or creatives to Creative Associates Residencies, including one Screenwriter in Residence in partnership with Tyneside Cinema. Apply by Monday 29 July. Background We launched the Creative Associates programme in March 2022 to appoint writers and creatives to our staff team at a time of growth and development for NWN. Creative Associates bring fresh perspectives to the organisation , while being supported to develop their own creative projects and artistic practice. Since 2023, this programme has formed part of our Writing and Publishing Skills Hub and new appointments are supported with funding from North East Combined Authority .    Who is this opportunity for? We are seeking five writers or creatives to take part in a six-month residency to create new artistic work within New Writing North. In addition, we have partnered with Tyneside Cinema to offer one writer the opportunity to become Screenwriter i