Opportunities

A Writing Chance – Fresh Stories from Under-represented Voices

Application Deadline:
26 March 2021 6:00 pm

A Writing Chance is open to new and aspiring storytellers from under-represented backgrounds. We’re looking for fresh perspectives and great stories from people whose voices have historically not been heard in publishing and the media.  This UK-wide project is co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by media partners New Statesman and Daily Mirror. […]
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Writing opportunity: new digital trail in Hastings

Application Deadline:
17 June 2021 10:00 pm

Do you live or work in Hastings or have a connection with the Trinity Triangle area? Would you like your writing to be part of an interactive digital trail in Hastings? New Writing South is looking for ten writers, of all abilities and experience, to take part in writing fiction, life writing and poetry. A combination of short stories, short […]
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Sussex writers wanted for a 24 hour charity challenge

Application Deadline:
23 June 2021 12:00 am

This is the big idea: 24 local writers. 24 hours. One novel. This literary project is pretty much what it says on the tin, 24 writers are gathered together to create a work of fiction of around 75,000 words and it will all be planned and written within 24 hours. The result of this will […]
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The Other Side of Hope – call for submissions

Application Deadline:
31 July 2021 12:00 am

From The Other Side of Hope website: ‘We admire, respect, and are friends with writers and poets from all walks of life. However, the other side of hope exists to serve, bring together, and celebrate the refugee and immigrant communities worldwide. To help promote and showcase writing from these communities, fiction and poetry are open […]
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Winchester Poetry Prize 2021

Application Deadline:
31 July 2021 12:00 am

Entries for the Winchester Poetry Prize 2021 are now open.  First Prize: £1,000 2nd Prize: £500 3rd Prize: £250 A prize is also available for the best poem written by a Hampshire-based poet.​ ​Judge: Jacqueline Saphra​ Entry fee: £5 for first poem, £4 for subsequent poems Closing Date: 31 July 2021 RULES  ​ The competition […]
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Saveas Writers’ International Writing Competition 2021

Application Deadline:
31 August 2021 12:00 am

  Horizons 2021 marks the centenary of T S Eliot’s visit to Margate, where he wrote part of The Waste Land while looking out on the sea from the Nayland Rock shelter. To celebrate Eliot, his work and the views from our coastline, SaveAs Writers launch their annual international creative writing competition, this year asking […]
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