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  • 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.

  • Writers’ Festival launches with Festival Scholarship Scheme

    The University of Winchester Writers’ Festival (19-21 June) launches its programme of events and invites young writers aged 18-25 to apply for one of 10 Festival Scholarships.

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    The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.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