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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Part of our offering for young people, parents, teachers and anyone with a young person in their life, our Learning Resources page features free pre-recorded creative writing workshops, all tutored by some of today's most exciting writers.View workshops
The White Pube Creatives Grant
A one-off £500 grant to be given out to a different working class creative practitioner based in the UK once every month. It is run by The White Pube and funded by Creative Debuts. Open to those working on writing, art, performance, sound, music, craft, comedy and games.
Northern Writers’ Awards
The Northern Writers' Awards submission window includes the Tempest Prize for LGBTQ+ writers of prose or poetry, the Finchale Award for Short Fiction, and the Sid Chaplin Award for working-class writers. Each award offers a unique prize, including bursaries, mentoring, manuscript appraisals, and career support for writers. Deadline 28 March.
The Forward Prizes for Poetry
The Forward Prizes for Poetry are the most influential awards for new poetry in the UK and Ireland, honouring fresh voices alongside internationally established names. The Forward Prizes for Poetry for book-length collections welcomes submissions from the editors and publishers of books. For Best Single Poem – Written, submissions must come from magazines, online journals and competitions, published in the UK and Ireland, and the Best Single Poem – Performed category will be self submission from poets.
TIPS & EXERCISES
Efficiency and Space in Short Stories
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
This 6-word story is often credited to Hemingway. Observe, if you…
How to Approach Your Writing Fixes
We’ve all been there – something in our writing isn’t working, and now we need to deal with it. Sometimes it’s…
Grow the Good When You Self-Edit
Find a section in your book or a piece of writing where you feel you have been really successful. Study it…
Arvon and Creative Minds Calderdale to Develop Writing for Change Project
28 Feb 2024 / News
Arvon and Creative Minds Charity, hosted by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, are embarking on an exciting project aimed…Read more
My Arvon Journey: Gráinne O’Hare
27 Feb 2024 / My Arvon Journey
When I logged on to my first online Arvon workshop, it was autumn 2022 and already chilly at my writing desk;…Read more
My Arvon Week: Debi Barry
27 Feb 2024 / My Arvon Week
Friendships are formed over food, (or a glass of wine in my case!) and cemented over shared life experiences – so…Read more
Advancing your poetry: Time to read, time to write.
22 Feb 2024 / Poetry
If as a poet, you are looking to advance your skills, what is one the best pieces of advice I can…Read more