September Opportunities 2020

Published Wed 2 Sep 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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Call out for Contributors – 1 September, 14 September

Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales are launching a new interactive online arts magazine in October 2020. We are inviting people from all across Wales to contribute feature articles (up to 2000 words) or online arts projects or interventions for our thematic monthly editions. You do not have to be an art critic to apply, we are equally interested in voices of lived experience and those approaching visual culture from a different angle, such as disability, social justice, health, etc. We welcome applications and submissions in Welsh and English.

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Drawing the Word: a partnership between Literature Wales and Disability Arts Cymru – 3 September

Literature Wales is proud to be working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru to invite expressions of interest from writers and artist/illustrators with a disability or illness (mental and physical) to deliver a participatory literature project with D/deaf or disabled people in Wales, from September 2020 onward. The fee will be £150 per workshop with a maximum fee of £1,350 for full delivery of the project.

We are also inviting expressions of interest from early career writers, artists or illustrators who would benefit from further training and experience before applying for a similar opportunity, to shadow a more experienced practitioner during a workshop. There is a per diem fee for this opportunity of £50 per day, up to a maximum of £300. This fee is inclusive of all expenses including VAT and travel expenses.

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Literature Works: Seeking new Trustees – 25 September

Literature Works supports creative writing and reader development for people of all ages, from all walks of life across the South West of England. Literature Works are looking for three skilled, experienced and enthusiastic in to join our Board to guide and support the organisation through its next exciting phase of development. Specifically, they seek new trustees who can complement their existing board of trustees in these three fields: Finance: Board Treasurer, Legal expertise, Business or commercial experience.

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Held Space Artists Assembly – 25 September, 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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