March Opportunties

Published Mon 5 Mar 2018 - By Literature Wales

We have compiled a small list of some exciting opportunities with upcoming deadlines for writers and literary organisations alike. Keep up to date with opportunities for writers by signing up to our newsletter and following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Host International Literature Residencies – 9 March

British Council are offering two grants to enable UK Literature festivals, organisations or universities to host an international resident in 2018-19.


Wicked Young Writer Awards – 12 March

Awards for young people aged between 5 and 25, to write about absolutely anything (Fiction/ Non-Fiction)


BBC National Short Story Award – 12 March

Award for published UK residents: £15,000 for first prize and £600 for four shortlisted short stories not exceeding 8000 words.


Wonderbox Publishing Call for Digital Fiction – 15 March

Wonderbox Publishing, with Bangor University, is sponsoring the second annual competition to discover digital fiction that appeals to mainstream audiences. Welsh or English entries welcome.


The Gordon Burn Prize – 15 March

Prize of £5,000 and the opportunity to undertake a writing retreat for up to three months at Gordon Burn’s cottage in Berwickshire (Fiction/ Non-Fiction)


Rubery Book Award – 31st March

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


The Lampeter Review – 14 April

Issue 16 is calling out for Poetry, Prose, Plays and Screenplays on the topic of Staying.


The International Welsh Poetry Competition – 27 May

For budding writers and published authors from all over the world to compete for cash prizes.

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