October Opportunities 2020

Published Mon 5 Oct 2020 - 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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Due to the current situation in Wales regarding the Coronavirus, we suggest that anyone interested in taking part contacts the organisers directly for the most up-to-date information.



The Authors’ Emergency Fund – rolling

Applications are open to all professional authors who are resident in the UK or British subjects – including all types of writers, illustrators, literary translators, scriptwriters, poets, journalists and others – for whom author-related activities make up a substantial amount of their annual income.

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The White Pube Writers Grants – rolling monthly

The White Pube Writers Grant is £500 given out monthly to a working class writer based in the UK. This grant has been set up to support writers of all ages who are early in their careers and would benefit from this no-strings attached financial support to help them in whatever they like – be that money to cover time to write, books, web hosting, printing, subscriptions, research, development, travel, or even just money to fund life expenses and rent.

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DHA New Writers’ Open Week 2021 – 12 October

Building on the success of their previous Open Days for Under-Represented Writers, David Higham Associates plan to hold their next DHA New Writers’ Open Week for adult and children’s fiction in January 2021. Twenty writers will then be selected to attend our DHA New Writers’ Open Week in January 2021, which will feature further exclusive talks from agents, authors and editors, and include an in-depth 1-1 feedback session on their submitted work with a DHA agent.

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Held Space Artists Assembly – 30 October

Artes Mundi invite all Wales-based Black and non-black Artists’ of Colour to attend, connect and add to conversations about the future, both for the individual and collective communities that make up the arts sector.

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Wales Young Poets Award 2020  – 28 October

The competition is open to poets aged 10-17 living in the UK at the time of submission. Poems can be sent in Welsh or English and must be inspired by the theme ‘Empathy’. Find more information and entry forms here:


Wales Poetry Award 2020 – 27 November

After 55 years of publishing contemporary poetry in 212 issues (and counting) of its magazine, Poetry Wales hosts its second year of Wales Poetry Award, a national competition to discover the very best international contemporary poetry.  Wales Poetry Award is open to single poem entries from new and established poets from Wales and beyond, with 3 awards and 10 highly commended prizes to be won.

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