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Enter the Northern Writers' Awards 2020

The Northern Writers’ Awards are now open until 6 February 2020, with £45,000 worth of awards to support work-in-progress by writers based in the North of England.

There are also special awards for young people aged 12-18.

Submit to the Test Signal anthology

Test Signal is a new anthology by Dead Ink Books working in collaboration with New Writing North, Bloomsbury Publishing, and C&W Literary Agency to showcase writing from the North. Composed of contributions from both established and emerging authors, Test Signal aims to celebrate northern writing and create pathways into the industry. Deadline 6 February 2020.

Open Call for Applications for: ‘New Narratives for the North East’ Commissions Programme

What role might writers have in helping to shape the future of the North East? Our new ambitious commissioning project seeks to find out. In early 2020, we will commission at least twelve new pieces of work from writers who live and work in the North.

Deadline for applications 20 January 2020

New Narratives for the North East’ Young Writers Commissions Programme

In early 2020, we will commission two new pieces of work from young writers (aged 12-18) living in the North East, to tell us about the region from their perspective. This will run alongside our adult commissioning programme.

We are asking young writers to think about what the North East means to them; what happens in the region now, what has happened in the past and what might its future story be? With each piece of writing we want to find a unique perspective on the North East.

Deadline: Monday 20 January 2020

Opportunity: Seaton Delaval Hall Writer-in-Residence

The National Trust in partnership with New Writing North and Northumbria University is seeking a Writer-in-Residence at Seaton Delaval Hall, which is located near Seaton Sluice in Northumberland.

The writer will research and develop original work inspired by both the site and the Delaval family history; create and run a course for aspiring or emerging writers at the hall; and develop writing workshops for the local community based on the same material. The residency will take place over eight months from March 2020 – November 2020, and will culminate in a public event to share the work created through the programme.

Deadline: Monday 20 January 2020

Inside/Outside Poetry Competition

Are you aged 12–19 and living or attending school in Gateshead?

Would you like to perform your work at BALTIC and be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes?

We are looking for talented young writers in Gateshead to perform at our special showcase event on 20thJanuary 2020 at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The best poem from among the finalists will be made into a short film, and the winning writer will receive a £100 cash prize and mentoring sessions with a poet.

Deadline: 10 January 2020

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