Closed. Applications for the next Apprentice Poet in Residence opens in Spring 2020. 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 the Poet in Residence […]
Got a poem about a place? Pin it to a map! Have you written an ode to the gasworks at the bottom of your street? What about a poem about the Roman ruins you once visited on a school trip, or your favourite chicken shop, book shop, shoe shop? Football stadiums, secret beaches, bus stations: […]
Closed May 2019. Re-opening 2020. In 2018 Spread the Word launched 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 […]
Closed. This 10-day festival in Kingston hosts around 200 events. It runs from 3 – 12 July annually. They’re open for submissions by creatives, performers and people with big ideas aged 26 and under for their friendly, fringe-style festival. If you’re over 27 but your work is designed for young audiences, they’d love to hear from you too.
Closed for 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 In partnership with New Writing South and Myriad Editions, Spotlight Books have launched an open call for: unpublished poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds—those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance.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 February […]
New Creatives is an exciting talent development scheme offering commissioning opportunities for Midlands-based emerging creatives to make new artistic works in film, audio or interactive media, designed for BBC channels and platforms. Round 2 of applications has been extended until Monday 30th September 2019 for AUDIO DRAMA only. This is an unprecedented opportunity for talented writers aged […]
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 for 2019; re-opening spring 2020. 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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07575 743103. […]
Closed. South Speak is an opportunity to step into new ways of publishing your poetry. We are looking for 5 – 10 poets with an interest in writing about South London. You will collaborate with artist Sam Petherbridge to produce work that maps this geography through fresh, cross-disciplinary art. Click here for more information on […]
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’.
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 […]
Closed. The Kendal Poetry Festival is taking place next year from 19 – 21 June 2020 at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, Cumbria. The line-up of poets has previously included Malika Booker, Ian Duhig, Inua Ellams, Hannah Lowe, and Young Poet-in-Residence Florence Jones.
TOAST is a poetry organisation committed to the continued professional development of poets in the U.K.
Closed for 2019. Reopening 2020. 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 […]
The free, online Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program for high school writers closed for applications on 15 April 2019. Information below. Now in its seventh year, The Adroit Journal’s Summer Mentorship Program is an entirely free and online program that pairs experienced writers with high school and secondary students (students in grades 9-12) interested in learning more about […]
Now closed for applications. The Writing Room is Apples and Snakes’ foremost skills development programme for writers aged 18-25. Over the course of six workshops, participants will improve their writing, develop their craft and hone their skills under the guidance of acclaimed poet and performer, Jacob Sam-La Rose. You must be available to attend all […]
A closed group on Facebook detailing opportunities for young writers 25 and under in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
Poetry in Public is a project that puts new poetry by living, working poets in public spaces: service stations, shopping malls, bus shelters, and those cute little windows on the handles of petrol pumps. The project is currently open to submissions for its first run later this year (2019). Anyone can send in a poem […]
Closed. 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.
Closed May 2019, re-opening 2020. The Carole Blake Open Doors Project is a programme specifically aimed at encouraging candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds to enter the publishing industry. The Carole Blake Open Doors Project will offer ten days of work shadowing to a selected applicant over a two-week period, including funding for travel, […]
Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a national project, led by former 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 […]
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.
Ministry of Stories is a place where children and young people in East London can become writers. If you live in Hoxton or attend one of our local schools, you can join one of our FREE weekly writing clubs for 8-12 year olds. If you go to a state school in Hackney, Islington or Tower […]
Open, closing 30 September 2019. Arts Emergency offer a year-long one-on-one mentoring scheme for 16-18 year olds who are interested in the arts or humanities that will run from Jan 2020 – Jan 2021. As well as a mentor, young people on the programme will also have access to our network of over 7,000 professionals and […]
The Poetry Translation Centre gives the best contemporary poems from Africa, Asia and Latin America a new life in the English language, working with diaspora communities for whom poetry is of great importance. They are currently based in The Albany, New Cross, London, where they run translation workshops. They also print poetry in translation and […]
Applications now closed. There is the opportunity for 12 emerging poets take part in developing the second series of poetry podcasts for Bedtime Stories for the End of the World. Poets will work with some of UK’s top poets, including: Malika Booker, Andrew McMillan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Kei Miller, Helen Mort and Jack Underwood; and the project is supported by Spread […]
Closed for 2019, reopening 2020. Apply to be a fellow on a free summer mentorship programme. Collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, receive guidance from accomplished mentors, and become eligible for a monetary prize — all in the free, online summer program, the COUNTERCLOCK Arts Collective, a four-week fellowship dedicated to the nurturing of the interdisciplinary arts! […]