January Opportunities

Published Wed 10 Jan 2018 - By Literature Wales

This January, organisations across the UK are looking outwards for emergent and established literary talent, as well as innovative responses from the sector. Here we have a collection of some fast approaching deadlines for various competitions, awards and prizes. Put your resolutions into action by applying for some of these great opportunities, and keep up to date with opportunities for writers by signing up to our newsletter and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Hometown Tales Wales – 14th January

For compelling stories that explore the theme of home and what it means to live and belong in the UK today. Fiction/ Non-Fiction


Keats-Shelley Award  – 15th January

For adults (over 18) to write poems and essays that respond creatively to the work of the Romantics. Poetry/ Critical Writing


Young Romantics Award – 15th January

16-18 year olds are invited to write a poem on Liberty; or an essay, on any aspect of the work or lives of the Romantics and their circles. Poetry/ Critical Writing


Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award – 31st January

18-30 year olds invited to submit 1-3 poems or a piece of fiction up to a maximum of 2500 words on any subject. Poetry/ Fiction


British Book Award 2018 – 9th February

Multiple categories for all aspects of Publishing. All genres


Rubery Book Award – 31st March

Book Award for independent and self-published titles. All genres


Carnegie Library Lab – 3th April

For innovative ideas that library staff would like to implement or develop in their library, who have a commitment to self-development and collaborative working.