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’.
TOAST is a poetry organisation committed to the continued professional development of poets in the U.K.
A closed group on Facebook detailing opportunities for young writers 25 and under in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
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. 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.
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 […]
Open now! Closing 1 May 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Currently closed. 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 industry. The opportunity […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
Applications are now open. Closing at 5pm, on Wednesday 1st May. 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 […]
Open, deadline for applications is 6th May 2019. 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 […]