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  • The Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2015

    The Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the craft of translation, and to recognise its cultural importance. It is funded by Lord Weidenfeld and by New College, The Queen’s College and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

  • Creative Writing Fellowships at UEA

    The David TK Wong Fellowship is a unique and generous annual award of £26,000 to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about the Far East to spend nine months in the UK, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

  • 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.

  • ChagWord Literary Festival and Poetry Competition

    Location: Chagford, Devon

    13-15 March 2015

  • 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?

  • The Reader Berlin 2014 Short Story Competition
    Deadline: 31 December 2014
  • The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing, 2015

    FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival announces the third annual short story competition in association with Oxford Gastronomica: The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing, 2015.

    First Prize £7,500

    Deadline: Thursday 1 January 2015


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