Literature News

#TBBSUNDAYREAD Christina Fonthes Speaks to Theatre Director & Writer Cheryl Martin

Cheryl Martin is a Manchester-based theatre director and writer, as well as a poet and jazz singer. Cheryl’s contribution to the educational and professional art community of Manchester is renowned. Her accolades include serving... read more

ENTER Prada Journal Literary Prize Deadline June 11th 2014

Renowned fashion company PRADA has launched the second round of its Journal literary prize in collaboration with Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore. PRADA has always been interested in promoting cultural activities and sponsoring young artists and... read more

Writers Enter The Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing Deadline 2nd June 2014

Publisher Scholastic and Italian maker of luxury writing instruments Montegrappa, in association with literary agency LBA Books, The London Book Fair (LBF) and The Independent newspaper, are delighted to announce a new prize to... read more

ENTER The Guardian Legend Self Published Book of the Month Competition Deadline April 18th 2014

The Guardian is set to become the first national newspaper to champion self-publishing on a regular basis with the launch of a new monthly prize that aims to find the best DIY novels. The... read more

#TBBSUNDAYREAD via The Telegraph: Malorie Blackman Asks Why Libraries are Mandatory in Prisons but Not Schools?

Prisoners have better mandatory provision of libraries under law than school children, the author Malorie Blackman has suggested, as she argues services for young readers are “disappearing”. Blackman, the children’s laureate, said she was... read more

ENTER Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 In association with the Guardian and the Observer Deadline 11th May 2014

About the Prize Year after year the Wellcome Trust Science competition continues to attract hundreds of bright, promising, non-professional science writers, providing a springboard to develop their careers. They are looking for short articles... read more

Apply For Journalism Diversity Fund Deadline Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Journalism Diversity Fund has is now accepting bursary applications for candidates starting NCTJ-accredited courses in the academic year September 2014 – August 2015. Interested applicants who fulfil the required criteria should submit a... read more

WRITERS Apply for The Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists Deadline 23:59 1st May 2014

Here’s a superb opportunity to win £25,000 and work for three prestigious British publications: The Times, the Observer and the News Statesman. The generous prize, sponsored by the Haymarket Media Group, was established last... read more

BBC Launches Ebook For New Comedy Writers

The BBC has launched its first ebook for aspiring comedy writers it was announced today. Entitled ‘Writing For Radio Comedy’, the ebook teaches aspiring comedy writers all the tricks of the trade through clips,... read more

Comedy Writers Enter Brainbox Candy Birthday Card Caption Competition Deadline 31st March 2014

Fancy seeing your own card in the high street shops up and down the country and across the interweb? Fancy earning 10% royalty for all sales of your card? You do? Lovely. Then enter the Brainbox... read more

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