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  • Part-time Panel Tutors Wanted for the Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing

    The University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) based at Madingley Hall offers a vibrant and diverse array of courses for personal enrichment and academic and professional development. Courses range from award-bearing courses, many of which are open-access, to innovative part-time Master of Studies (MSt) degrees.

  • The Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2015

    The £2,000 Tony Lothian Prize (sponsored by her daughter, Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch) supports uncommissioned first-time writers working on a biography.

  • Dublin Writer's Festival SoA Exclusive Members Competition

    SoA members are invited to enter a competition offering one winner free flights to and from any UK airport to Dublin, free 2 nights hotel accommodation in central Dublin and free entry to the BooksGoSocial Writers conference, 26 - 28 June 2015, as well as €100 spending money.

  • Gladstone’s Library Writers in Residence

    Gladstone’s Library is welcoming submissions for its prestigious 2016 Writers in Residence programme.

  • Jane Grigson Award

    Jane Grigson, a renowned twentieth-century food writers that Britain has produced. Her books - especially her ground-breaking Good Things, Vegetable Book and Fruit Book - are still regarded by many leading food writers and cooks as major inspirations for their work.

    In honour of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Jane's death, The Jane Grigson Trust has launched an award for new food writers, to be presented for the first time in March 2016.

  • Moth Short Story Prize 2015

    The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a 6,000 word limit. The entry fee is €12 per story and entry is unlimited. 

  • The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

    The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is now open for entries.

    Celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary, the Bruntwood Prize is the UK's biggest national competition for playwriting.


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