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  • Call for translation pitches from the Free Word Centre

    As part of the 2015 European Literature Night (ELN) series English PEN and the Free Word Centre are looking for translators who would like to pitch a work by a European author with international potential for their new event, the ELN Translation Pitch.

    This opportunity is open to all translators living in the UK and in mainland Europe, and asks you to propose a work to translate into English and develop for publication.

  • Subsidised translation-teaching courses from Translators in Schools

    Translators in Schools have launched a subsidised £75 three–stage course over 3 days during the period January – March 2015 to help participants (professional translators or authors fluent in a second-language) deliver educational workshops. Applications close as soon as all places have been filled.

    Further details can be found at the Translators in Schools website. All queries and applications to Robina Pelham Burn.

  • New micro-commission fund from The Poetry School

    The Poetry School has 5 grants of £750 to give to poets and poetry promoters to support innovative and interesting projects. The deadline for application is 10 December.

    Projects can be solely poetry focused, or can combine poetry with another art form or discipline. You can apply as an individual or as part of a collective. You can compose poetry, write it, read it, publish it, broadcast it, consume it or otherwise manipulate it.

  • A Festival of Books in Chipping Campden presents: Patrick Moon

    Venue: A Festival of Books, Cambrook Court, Chipping Campden

  • Chipping Campden Enchanted Christmas Children’s Author Event

    Venue: Cambrook Court, Chipping Campden

  • ChagWord Literary Festival and Poetry Competition

    Location: Chagford, Devon

    13-15 March 2015

  • The Writing Platform Bursary 2015

    The Writing Platform Bursary 2015 in association with Creative Writing at Bath Spa University

    Deadline: 4 December 2014

  • Young Romantics: A new prize for young writers

    The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Young Romantics Prize

    1 January - 13 March 2015

    Prize Judge: Carol Ann Duffy

    FREE to enter

  • Kent & Sussex Poetry Society Open Poetry Competition 2014/15

    Closing Date: 31 January 2015

  • Survey: Social media and the author-reader relationship

    Are you an author who uses social media, such as Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook?


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