Sunday, 26 of February 2017

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Commission – Artificial Intelligence

From Leicester Uni’s Centre for New Writing:
“We wish to commission a writer to help researchers to allay public fear about the development of artificial intelligence technologies. Science fiction has traditionally has painted an Orwellian picture of new technologies. Much dramatic representation, too, envisages brave new worlds where robots murder the last humans on earth. None of this helps researchers who wish to develop these technologies for the public good. It affects the uptake of potentially life-saving technological solutions to everyday challenges. The technology to alert the emergency services when an elderly person falls, for example, is cheap and readily available. Devices for tracking where patients with dementia are could also save time, money, and anxiety. Why is such technology not being used? Working closely with Professor Jeremy Levesley and his team, the commissioned writer will explore the public understanding of artificial intelligence and promote its uptake for improving the quality of life. It is hoped that this will only be the start of such collaboration, as the challenge is significant, but the potential benefits considerable.

The commissioned writer will produce a short story, short poetry sequence, monologue or piece of narrative non-fiction which will be featured in a pamphlet about artificial intelligence, introduced by Professor Levesley. The pamphlet will be distributed to target audiences and we hope that the writing will help to reshape attitudes towards artificial intelligence across a number of sectors.”

The fee is £150.
The Deadline is 31st March 2017
See the website for details of how to submit your application


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Penguin Random House The Writers’ Academy – webinar invitation

The Writer’s Academy will hold their first webinar of 2017 on Monday 13th February.

This will cover point of view and narrative voice – Further details and free registration here.


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The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Now Open for Entries

The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world.

The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by literary experts, including Arifa Akbar, journalist, critic and former Literary Editor of The Independent. Enter your poetry or short fiction for a chance to be one of 60 writers published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual – an outstanding collection of the best in new writing.
Prizes include:

  • £1,000 Poetry Winner
  • £1,000 Short Fiction Winner
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 finalists
  • Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)
  • Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
  • Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage
  • One year subscription to Granta

Short Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Works previously published are accepted.
Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/cwa


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Writing workshop – Motivation and Moving Forward: how to make your book happen

Motivation and Moving Forward: how to make your book happen
A three-hour workshop aimed at those with a work in progress (novel, non-fiction or short story collection) who are determined to complete but are seeking help with motivation or practical issues.

Date: Saturday 11 February 2017

Venue: Stratford-upon-Avon ArtsHouse

Cost: £25

Book tickets at https://sua-makingyourbookhappen.eventbrite.co.uk

There is a discount of 20% on the workshops for members of local writing groups, creative writing students and those over 60.
Anyone who wants to attend the workshop and benefit from the discount should email: coaching@elliestevenson.co.uk


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Tamworth Writing Competition

Entries are now open for The Tamworth and District Civic Society and Tamworth Writers Group Tamworth writing competition.
Entries must  be set in and around Tamworth Staffordshire.
Closing date 31st January 2017
Three age categories:

    16+ – 1,500 words limit – £4 per entry
    11-16 – 1,000 words limit – £2 per entry
    Under 11’s – 500 words limit – £1 per entry (Proof of age will be required prior to the awarding of prizes)

Prizes

    16+ – 1st prize £100, 2nd – £50, 3rd – £25
    11-16 – 1 st – £50, 2nd – £25, 3rd – £15
    Under 11’s – 1st – £20, 2nd – £15, 3rd – £10

Full details here

Note that the above document states 2016 as the deadline. I believe that it’s a typo – there is a new competition


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Essay competition

Whichisthebetter.com believes deeply among the value of education and giving back.This contest aims to recognise and reward talented writers.

You can write on any of the topics below:

  1. How Movies Affect Our Lives
  2. How Android Changed The World

Deadline : The final date for submission is March 31st, 2017
Categories: Movies , Android , Mobile ,Technology
Entry Fees: No submission fees
Prizes:

    1st Prize (1 winner) :  Cash $300 + 1 year Premium Movie and Music  Subscription (Worth 250$)
    2nd Prize (3 winner) : Cash $100 + 1 year Premium Movie and Music  Subscription (Worth 250$)
     

    3rd Prize (5 winner):  Premium Android apps (worth 150$)

Eligibility needs: The competition is open to all writers.

To apply , check the website

 

 


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New literary agency taking submissions

Caskie Mushens is a new literary agency, although the agents themselves have an impressive track record.

They are actively seeking submissions.

https://www.caskiemushens.com/


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Centre for New Writing: Writers’ Retreat

Leicester University’s Centre for New Writing is pleased to announce its Writers’ Retreat, which will take place on 27 and 28 March, 2017.Led by creative writing specialists from the University of Leicester, the sessions focus forensically on literary craft and form. There will be group sessions, tailored individual feedback and writers’ talks. Places are limited to 12.

The Retreat will be held at Lake Isle Hotel in the peaceful market town of Uppingham, Rutland. The Lake Isle hotel is easily reached by public transport and close to several nature reserves.

Dates: 27 & 28 March, 2017

Prices: Includes tea, coffee and meals, including dinner at Lake Isle Hotel on the Retreat’s first evening. Payment by instalments can be made by arrangement at newwriting@le.ac.uk but requires a non-refundable deposit.

£249 Residential (early booking recommended to secure your hotel room)

£174 Non-residential

£156 Non-residential: students and hourly paid tutors (places limited to 5 people)

See the website for more details

 


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Commissions for Adrian Mole’s 50th birthday

There are some paid commissions to celebrate Adrian Mole’s 50th birthday.

There will be three five-minute radio plays or monologues which will be performed at Adrian Mole’s birthday party, hosted by Literary Leicester on 2 April 2017 in partnership with Penguin.

See the instructions here


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Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition

First Prize: £1000,  2nd: £300,  3rd: £100,  4th: 4 x £50

Judge: Catherine Smith

Entry fee: £5 per poem. 3 or more poems: £4 each

Closing date: 31 January 2017

Entries to: The Competition Organiser, 13 Ruscombe Close, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0SG

Put name and address on separate sheet – not on poem

or enter on-line and pay by Paypal

For more details, go to:

www.kentandsussexpoetry.com


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