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  • 2016-17 Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism: Open for entries

    The 2016-17 Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism is open for entries. Now in its fifth year, and with an increased total prize fund of £4000, the prize recognises previously unpublished, imaginative, original, and thought-provoking arts journalism.

  • The National Writers’ Conference, Saturday 16 July

    Venue: Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

  • Journalists' Copyright Fund

    The NUJ administers the Journalists’ Copyright Fund which awards grants for projects associated with copyright and for the benefit of journalists and the general journalistic community.

  • The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2016

    The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2016 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 Creators for Creators Grant Open for Submissions

    Creators for Creators is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization intended to encourage, support, and promote original works through grants and education. The grant is a work in progress that will evolve to fit the needs of the recipient and the industry at large.

  • TUC general strike on 4 July

    The following text is a letter from a Society of Authors member, Frances Kay.

    To all SOA Members and fellow writers,

    The TUC is currently debating a motion to call a general strike on July 4.


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