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Vacancy at Writing West Midlands

Writing West Midlands is recruiting a Creative Producer / Festival Director.

3 days/week, £28-30k pro rata, based in Birmingham and primarily working on Birmingham Literature Festival.

Potential applicants are invited to attend the upcoming Birmingham Literature Festival to get a feel for the kind of events you would be working on.

Deadline: 17 October 2019

https://www.writingwestmidlands.org/job-creative-producer-festival-director/

 


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Middleground: looking for submissions from mixed race creatives

Received from Middleground:

We’re Middleground, an online magazine focused on publishing the stories and experiences of writers and artists of mixed ethnic backgrounds. It was born from a desire to achieve better understanding of mixed identities and offer a community to those who identify as part of this group.

Here’s more information if you need it:

Who can submit work?
Middleground focuses on the voices of mixed race people. If you identify as such, and have a desire to tell or explore your racial identity and its meanings, ambivalences, and beauty, we’d love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?
Exploration of one’s identity is a diverse and fluid journey, and Middleground wants to honour that.

We accept:

  • Non-fiction up to 2,500 words
  • Fiction up to 2,500 words
  • Up to three poems per submission
  • Illustrations, photography, digital artwork, etc.

Please note that all contributors will be paid a small fee.

Our submission guidelines can be found here: https://www.middlegroundmagazine.co.uk/submissions

For further information, please contact contact@middlegroundmagazine.co.uk or visit https://www.middlegroundmagazine.co.uk


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Digbeth at Midnight

Digbeth at Midnight will be an interactive storytelling experience spread across Digbeth.

See https://www.facebook.com/DigbethAtMidnight/ for details on how to enter your story


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A Poem for Europe Open Poetry Competition

A Poem for Europe Open Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Judge: Gillian Clarke
Prize: £500
Entry fee: £6

A Poem for Europe Young Poets Competition

Open to all those aged 16 – 25 on 31 July 2019
Deadline: 31 July 2019
Judge: tbc
Prize: £500
Entry fee: £3

For further details, rules and how to enter visit www.apoemforeurope.org


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Writing Humour and Comedy: 1 day course

Naomi Paul will run a 1 day course for writing West Midlands on 6th April 10am – 4pm

Cost: £45

Find more info here


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Unislam grand final at Old Rep, Birmingham

UniSlam is the UK’s international, collegiate team poetry slam.
The Grand Finals will take place on Sunday February 3rd at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham.
The event will include performances from judges Hollie McNish, Melissa Lozada-Oliva and Dizraeli.
UniSlam will take place throughout the weekend, including free entry to the preliminary bouts and semifinals at the Hippodrome.
Tickets for the finals can be reserved through The Old Rep’s site: http://livebrum.co.uk/the-old-rep-theatre/2019/02/03/unislam-grand-finals


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2019 Harper’s Bazaar short story competition

Harper’s Bazaar has a proud tradition of publishing the very best in original literary fiction, including stories by Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, Ali Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Continuing this legacy, we are happy to launch our annual short-story competition once again, inviting published and non-published writers to follow in the footsteps of these literary greats.

To enter, submit up to 2,500 words on the theme of ‘Liberty’, the title of a story by Vita Sackville-West published in the October 1930 issue, to shortstory@harpersbazaar.co.uk by midnight on 15 March. The winner will receive a two-night stay at Brownber Hall, Yorkshire, and the chance to see their work published.

See website for full details


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Forestry Commission Writer in Residence Opportunity

You can apply to be a Writer in the Forest.

If you have a passion for nature, the Forestry Commission wants to hear from you.

See the website for details


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Luna Press Science Fiction novel submission window

Science Fiction Novel Submission Call – January 2019

Science Fiction Novels – Starting from Tuesday 1st of January to Sunday 6th of January 2019
Midnight to midnight, UK time.

The novel, even if part of a potential series, must be able to stand alone.

Unpublished novels only.

It can be for the YA or the General Trade market.

What to submit:

  1. A detailed synopsis of the whole story, ideally chapter by chapter.
  2. First 3 chapters of the book in .doc or pdf format.
  3. List of previously published work, if any, and social media links — new writers welcome!
  • You will receive an email confirming we have your submission, generally on the same day.
  • We will write back by the end of January or earlier, depending on the volume of submissions, with an answer.
  • If it’s a YES, we will request the full manuscript. Make sure that it’s as close to a final draft as it possibly can — at this stage, you really want to enter the fray with a worthy challenger! However, don’t worry if you still feel that you could do with another look at the book: if we take this further, there will be time to revise, edit, etc.
  • If it’s a NO, please don’t despair. There is a range of reasons for rejections, and what is not appropriate for one publisher can be perfect for another. Take a break, recharge your batteries and while you send the MS to others begin to write your next book!

See the Luna Press website for more details


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Writers Retreat Short story competition

Writers Retreat are pleased to announce their first short story competition:

We want you to write a short, short story with a minimum of 250 words and a maximum of 1000 words. All genres are welcome.

Prizes:

  • 1st – £200, plus a free place on an available Writer’s Retreat UK Lake District retreat.
  • 2nd – £100, plus 50% discount for an available Writer’s Retreat UK Lake District retreat.
  • 3rd – £50, plus 50% discount for an available Writer’s Retreat UK Lake District retreat.
  • 6 additional merit prizes of £15 will be awarded.
  • 15 further stories will be shortlisted and will receive a 50% discount on any available Writer’s Retreat UK retreat.

All winning and shortlisted stories will be published on the Writer’s Retreat UK website and will be in the 2019 Short Story Anthology. Every author included in the Anthology will receive a copy.

All prize winning stories will be included in the first Writer’s Retreat UK, Short Story Anthology that will be published in 2020.

Each individual entry costs an early fee of £10, for entries before 17th December, 2018 and is for one story. From December 18th, the entry fee is £15 per story. You are welcome to enter more than one story, with an entry fee for each. The final deadline is 30th January, 2019.

See website for more details

 


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