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We will only list competitions on the Noticeboard that comply with the Artists’ Bill of Rights


  • Moth Short Story Prize 2015

    The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a 6,000 word limit. The entry fee is €12 per story and entry is unlimited. 

  • The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

    The 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is now open for entries.

    Celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary, the Bruntwood Prize is the UK's biggest national competition for playwriting.

  • Edwin Morgan Translation Fellowship

    To celebrate the life and work of Edwin Morgan, Creative Scotland is funding two free places on the six-week Scottish Universities' International Summer School's ‘Text and Context: British and Irish Literature from 1900 to the Present’ course from 6th July to 15th August 2015. The Fellowship will take place in Edinburgh, and will cover the cost of all tuition, standard accommodation, most meals, the social and cultural programme, and full use of the facilities at the University of Edinburgh’s library and the National Library of Scotland. 

  • Subsidised translation-teaching courses from Translators in Schools

    Translators in Schools have launched a subsidised £75 three–stage course over 3 days during the period January – March 2015 to help participants (professional translators or authors fluent in a second-language) deliver educational workshops. Applications close as soon as all places have been filled.

    Further details can be found at the Translators in Schools website. All queries and applications to Robina Pelham Burn.

  • ChagWord Literary Festival and Poetry Competition

    Location: Chagford, Devon

    13-15 March 2015

  • Young Romantics: A new prize for young writers

    The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Young Romantics Prize

    1 January - 13 March 2015

    Prize Judge: Carol Ann Duffy

    FREE to enter


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