Spread the Word have partnered with Mushens to offer feedback for reading group fiction, historical fiction, grounded fantasy and crime and thriller. This is a great opportunity to have your work assessed by writers Rachel Neely and Liza DeBlock who will then offer their thoughts by phone or video. Apply by 3 April.
The Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards offer a placement with an independent production company, mentoring and writing development support, and a bursary to talented writers who have not yet had a script produced for television. Apply by 5 June.
In partnership with the Book Hive, Page Against the Machine and the National Centre for Writing, tickets are now on sale for this year's three-day City of Literature Festival. Running from 26 to 28 May, this year festival invites you to join the conversation on love, grief, family ties, cultural differences and identity. See full programme by clicking on this post.
For the next issue of Almost Island, submissions of prose poems are invited. They can cover any topic or style, from the traditional prose poem to a more experimental style. Submissions close 1 May.
This initiative promotes the work of writers writing outside of the publishing mainstream. The project offers writing tips, inspiring testimonials from women authors who started later in life, and talks with well-known writers. Learn more by clicking on this post.
The Women’s Prize for Playwriting is an open invitation to all writers who identify as female or non-binary in the UK and Ireland to create vivid, exciting, and brave new work for the stage. They are interested in plays that rejoice in the depth and range of your imagination. The prize is for playwrights of every level with no restrictions or limitations on what you produce. Closes 17 April.
This spring, Write & Shine celebrates the light, colour and energy of the season, with a particular focus on the relationship between bodies, writing and creativity. All are very welcome to join these online morning writing workshops and events that explore springtime, dance, gesture and rhythm—and the ways we can write from, with and about the body. Guest tutors this season include poet Denise Saul and dance artist Louise Klarnett. Take a look by clicking on this post.
To celebrate our Poetry Online Writing Week with Vanessa Kisuule, Deanna Rodger and guest Nikita Gill in May, Arvon is giving away a free place in exchange for your participation in our collaborative poem. To enter, all you have to do is share our giveaway post on your social media of choice (Twitter / Instagram) and then comment with a line of poetry. The only rule is, you have to finish your line with the word ‘and’ to build a collaborative poem! Closes 28 March.
Granta is currently open to unsolicited submissions of fiction and non-fiction. There is no set theme and they consider all submissions for both print and online publication. Writers on a low income are encouraged to apply for one of 300 free submissions spots. Closes 31 March.
This year, Open Books is aiming to connect young people’s passions, interests and skills to potential careers in both literature and the book industry. All events are free, with options to pause and revisit, and all have transcripts for accessibility. Learn more by clicking this post.