May Opportunities

Published Tue 1 May 2018 - By Literature Wales


May Opportunities

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.


End Hunger UK – 6 May

Young Poets Network and the campaign to End Hunger UK want to hear your poetic responses to the scandal that is UK Hunger. Casia Wiliam, Bardd Plant Cymru, is one of the judges.

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NAWE Conference – Call for proposals: 7 May

The NAWE conference explores writing in education in all settings. They welcome proposals for workshops, presentations and shared panels from creative writing tutors working education at any level.

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Esyllt Prize 2018 – 10 May

The Esyllt Prize will support the development of an emerging woman storyteller, born in Wales or currently living or working in Wales, aged 35 or under, who tells stories in English and Welsh, using song or music, as well as the spoken word.

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Literature Wales – Development Manager: 14 May

The Development Manager is responsible for leading the organisation’s fundraising work, ensuring consistency, strategic alignment and effectiveness.

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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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Mslexia Themed Writing – 4 June

Mslexia are look for stories of up to 2,200 words, poems of up to 40 lines, and short scripts of up to 1,000 words on the theme of cooking.

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Young Writer of the Year – 8 June

Both published and self-published books by writers aged 18-35 may be entered for the award, and may be sent by post or via email.

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V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize – 29 June

Stories must be written in English and between 2,000 and 4,000 words. Entrants must be resident in the UK, Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth.

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