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We will only list competitions on the Noticeboard that comply with the Artists’ Bill of Rights


  • Censorship in Publishing: Post Graduate Research

    Andrew Pearce, a Publishing MA student at Oxford Brookes University, is writing a disseration about censorship in publishing. He has written a short survey and would be very grateful to any writers who are able to help with his research. There is a link to the survey here




  • Writers’ Centre Norwich Emerging Translator Mentorship Scheme


    This year Writers’ Centre Norwich has taken over the incredibly successful Emerging Translator Mentorship scheme from the BCLT. Experienced translators are matched with emerging translators for a six-month period of structured mentorship during which they work together on practical translation projects.

  • Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme

    The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, in partnership with Big Talk Productions and The London Comedy Film Festival, is launching a script development programme for four emerging comedy writers. 

  • Retro News

    RetroNews is a media website where authors can explore three centuries of the French Press online, from 1631 up to 1945.

  • 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 Now in its fifth year, and with an increased total prize fund of £4000, the prize recognises previously unpublished, imaginative, original, and thought-provoking arts journalism.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 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.


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