Closed. The Kendal Poetry Festival is taking place this year from 16 – 18 June 2017 at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, Cumbria. The line-up of poets includes Malika Booker, Ian Duhig, Inua Ellams, Hannah Lowe, and Young Poet-in-Residence Florence Jones.
Closed. The Ilkley Literature Festival’s Apprentice Poet in Residence is an opportunity for an exceptional, emerging poet who is based in the Northern region and at the start of their career. As Apprentice Poet in Residence they will shadow this year’s Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra. The apprentice will also spend time at Festival events […]
Closed for 2018. The Wired4Music Leadership Programme is a platform that offers musically-minded Londoners, aged 18-25, the support, skills and resources they need to realise their creative business potential. Following huge success in the first and second year, the Wired4Music Leadership Programme is back! The programme offers young, musically-minded creatives, aged 18-25,the support, skills and resources required to realise creative […]
Closing 24 February 2019. In partnership with New Writing South and Myriad Editions, Spotlight Books have launched an open call for: unpublished poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds—those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance. Manuscripts of fiction (8-10,000 words) and poetry (40-45 pp. at 20 lines/page) Deadline: 24 […]
Are you aged 16–25 and interested in finding out more about the world of publishing? New Writing North have teamed up with Faber & Faber to offer a group of young people from the North East the opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of the UK’s most prestigious publishing houses. Participants will be […]
The 2017 Ways With Words Festival, located on the beautiful South Devon Dartington estate, will welcome some of the biggest names in the world of art, literature, politics, and entertainment. The Festival offers bursaries to young people (ages 17 – 24) which, if awarded, makes them eligible to attend the festival for five or ten […]
In 2018, Spread the Word will be launching a major new initiative – the London Writers Awards. Each year the London Writers Awards will deliver an intensive 10-month development programme of critical writing groups, masterclasses, 1-2-1 professional development coaching sessions and Writer Labs alongside networking opportunities with professional writers and the publishing industry. The opportunity […]
National Poetry Day is an annual celebration in the UK. A different theme is set every year, and anyone can participate by staging their own poetry event. National Poetry Day 2019 will be celebrated on Thursday 3 October 2019. The theme is ‘Truth’.
Open now! Aged 13-17 and living in Warwickshire? The search is on for the Young Poet Laureate for 2019 – the appointed poet will take part in events and activities across the county, under the mentorship of a professional poet. Deadline 11 November 2018.
Organises opportunities for GCSE pupils in England and Wales to see and hear live performances from a great selection of the poets they are studying. The events feature six poets, giving a short talk and taking questions, and two short examiner sessions.
The Young Writer’s Talent Fund is New Writing North Young Writers’ talent development programme. This project seeks to support emerging and talented young writers aged 15-25 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Fund provides development opportunities for young creatives working across a range of writing forms, aiming to make connections between aspiring writers and producers, and […]
Re-opening 2019. Our internship programme for applications from former Foyle Young Poets of the year aged 18 or over. The internship programme is a fantastic opportunity for Foyle Young Poets of the Year to gain experience of working in a busy office on multiple projects and events, writing content for online platforms and administrating a worldwide […]
Calling young poets! Art? or Politics? wants you – a series of monthly spoken word, poetry, and music events at MAP studios in London, they hope to bring all genres and ages together to share ideas that matter. Get in contact via Facebook or the website.
Closed. This 10-day festival in Kingston hosts around 200 events. They’re open for submissions by creatives, performers and people with big ideas aged 26 and under for their friendly, fringe-style festival in 2018. If you’re over 27 but your work is designed for young audiences, they’d love to hear from you too.
Closed for 2018. Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames. It is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. To get involved in our annual […]
Modern Poetry in Translation is seeking to recruit 2 new ‘shadow trustees’ to our Board. Founded in 1965 by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort, Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT) publishes the best world poetry in the best translations. We are seeking 2 people aged 18-30 to join our organisation as shadow trustees – people who are […]
Tuesday 22nd August – Friday 25th August. 11-18 year olds living in North Southwark – head along to Rewrite’s FREE week of creativity, using drama games and craft activities to unlock your imagination, create characters & produce stories! To book a place, or for more information, get in touch with Farha at email@example.com or 07575 743103. […]
TOAST is a poetry organisation committed to the continued professional development of poets in the U.K.
Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a national project, led by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, with regional events and competitions taking place throughout the year. Mother Tongue encourages children, who do not have English as a first language, or who speak a different language at home, to share a lullaby, poem or song from their […]
A closed group on Facebook detailing opportunities for young writers 25 and under in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
Deadline: 5pm, 3 May 2018. A scholarship for early-career writers who are interested in responding to nature in their work. Writers between the ages of 18-34 of all genres are welcome to apply. Three UK scholarship holders will meet three German scholarship holders in Munich in June 2018 for an introductory workshop, before attending the British […]