Opportunities

The National Poetry Competition

Application Deadline:
31 October 2020 12:00 am

The 2020 National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for an unpublished poem of up to 40 lines, open to anyone 18 or over.
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Call for submissions: Bloodaxe anthology of post-Independence Sri Lankan poetry

Application Deadline:
1 November 2020 12:00 am

Poets Vidyan Ravinthiran, Shash Trevett and Seni Seneviratne are editing an anthology of post-Independence Sri Lankan poetry, and the poetry of related diasporic communities, to be published by Bloodaxe Books. The book will have a similar format to Jeet Thayil’s anthology of Indian poetry (also published by Bloodaxe Books) with roughly three poems per poet, and a short introduction to each. To […]
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The Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Application Deadline:
1 November 2020 12:00 am

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. As well as English, stories are accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages. Translated entries from any language into […]
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High Street Tales: Hastings – short story commission

Application Deadline:
2 November 2020 12:00 am

We’re looking for a socially engaged writer, experienced at working with local communities and arts and culture organisations, to write a short story as part of a nationwide project to celebrate the future of the local high street.
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