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  • Voice Coaching Workshop for New and Emerging Poets, 24 – 28 May

    The Ledbury Poetry Festival are offering a 4 day residential voice coaching workshop for poets who have at least one collection published, are starting to get readings and are looking to strengthen their performance style.

  • 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    The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.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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