Writing Competitions and Opportunities

Here are just some of the current competitions and opportunities open to writers

Black Horse Poets Fifth Open Poetry Competition. Poems may be up to 40 lines in length and based on any theme.
The entry fee is £3.00 for the first poem and £2.00 for the next and 2 further poems may be submitted entry free. Cheques should be made payable to The Black Horse Poets. Information SAE to The Competition S...

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Writers For Film Wanted

Soap Box Films is looking for new and exciting writing talent across the entire North West to submit short film scripts 5 minutes of length and to be produced on a £2k budget.

We are a brand spanking new production company that is looking to do something a bit different. Our focus is on making docu...

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Manchester Poets Poetry Workshop

Manky Poet's Copeland Smith is attempting to revive the poetry workshops which until recently were run by Dave Tarrant. Dave reluctantly stopped running his first Friday workshops at Chorlton Library,...

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Wigan poetry night mooted

Watch this space for a new poetry night due to start in January in Wigan town centre, under the auspices of Wigan Literary Festival and supported by Write Out Loud. As soon as we know more, you will b...

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Writers Wanted For Project On The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Litfest, in partnership with Lancashire Museums Service, want to commission
three writers to create three 10-minute pieces for radio.

The pieces will be based on two days research, using material rela...

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The Press Are Coming to Write Out Loud!

Get on down to Write Out Loud this Sunday (20/8/06) and your photograph could be in next weeks Bolton Evening News.

Yes they are sending a photographer to record our doings and some time next week th...

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Write Out Loud Bordeaux Weekend End of September

Why don’t you come to the next Write Out Loud Bordeaux poetry weekend? It’s on the weekend of 30th Sept/1st October and it’s going to be great!

At the time of writing there are BMIBaby flights from ...

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Arab Poets UK tour

Arab poets, from Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt are reading translations of their work at venues across the UK this week, including Manchester Central library (17th), Derby (16th), Chesterf...

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John Clays is Strangeroad's Featured Poet

Write Out Loud's own John Clays has been chosen by Strangeroad to be their featured poet. Strangeroad.com is an artistic open forum community based on freedom of speech and expression. Check out their...

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September Lit Up Festival Of Literature And Performance

LIT UP is a brand new event for arts professionalsat the Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE in September. A showcase of performance poetry, literature and spoken word events alongs...

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I Will Survive

Sample poems from ‘The Elephant In The Corner’ (www.tall-lighthouse.co.uk) I will survive As long as I know how to love, course it’s tacky, heartbreak is a tacky, messy business and if ...

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