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Monthly Creative Events, Opportunities & Jobs JULY 2018

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This month: Flash Fiction Festival, Walking & Writing in Byron’s footsteps, fiction, non-fiction and poetry submissions, 10 Minute Plays, workshop leaders, theatre engagement, marketing intern, educational project leader.
Locations: Bristol; Nottinghamshire; Austin, Texas; Brighton & Hove; Southwark, London; Globe Theatre, London;



The Festival is for beginning and experienced writers who want to learn more about flash fiction and be inspired by leading flash fiction practitioners from the UK, USA, Ireland and Germany .

DATE: Starts 4pm on Friday July 20th with a picnic and ends on Sunday evening July 22nd.
LOCATION: Trinity College Bristol
COST; £230 for the entire weekend including two lunches & one evening meal.


Thursday 26 Jul 2018 to Friday 27 Jul 2018

A two day writing tour of the home of Lord Byron run by Nottingham Trent University.
On this course you will use history and examples of poetry and prose as a frame for practical exercises and share your work next to the part of the house which inspired it
No experience of writing or studying Byron is necessary.

DATE: 26 and 27 July 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
COST: £160.00


Chicken Soup for the Soul is an American media company that has been publishing inspirational true stories, written in English, from all over the world since 1993.

Payment: $200 one month after publication of the book + ten free copies of the book your story appears in.

They are currently looking for stories for multi-faith books about:
Messages from Heaven
Angels (Note: the publishers don’t want stories about angelic people who do nice things, or eulogies about a loved one.)

For lots more information visit Chicken Soup for the Soul Website
July 15, 2018 (This deadline recently been brought forward)

Orison Books is a non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives.
Submissions are open all year round but they also run an annual contest for their anthology.
Entries of unpublished single works in three genres (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) for consideration for the awards. The winner in each genre will receive $500 as well as publication in The Orison Anthology. Submit  up to three poems (15 pages max), one story (up to 8,000 words), or one work of nonfiction (up to 8,000 words).

Deadline August 1, 2018
Entry Fee $15 ENTRY FEE.


Little Pieces of Gold theatre company are seeking eight new 10 minute plays that will be performed at Southwark Playhouse in September.

Submission guidelines:  “…be bold and write from your heart.”
No more than four characters
No monologues
No extracts from full length plays and no film/tv screenplays
UK playwrights only (please confirm in your email that you are a UK resident)
Minimal effects
10 minute running time
DEADLINE:  midnight August 10th 2018


COORDINATOR to join New Queers on the Block’s audience engagement project
The Marlborough Theatre is looking for a short term, part time coordinator in Brighton & Hove.

Applicants from PoC, migrants and /or neuro or physically diverse communities are especially welcome, as they are under-represented within the organisation.

The job involves community outreach and relationship building with local partners over the summer, leading up to the first date of the tour, September 20th at the Marlborough Theatre. This will include identifying audiences, engaging them in specific strategies to engage with the artists and works on tour, inviting them to the first New Queers On The Block event, and evaluation and monitoring.

 Download the Job Description Here.

DEADLINE: 6th July 2018

Eastside is an award-winning London-based provider of arts educational workshops to schools, local authorities and community groups. They are looking for experienced facilitators in specific artforms (including creative writing) to join our network.

For full information about the process and to find out more about Eastside and the benefits of being part of our team visit their website

Deadline: 8 July 2018

MARKETING INTERNSHIP at University of Texas Press Office (unpaid)

Work hours are between 8am and 6pm. Hours per week may range from 10 to 20 hours, depending upon need and availability.
As a marketing intern, you will collaborate with the marketing and publicity team in all stages of book marketing and should be erolled in a marketing or media-related program at the University of Texas at Austin
DEADLINE: July 16 2018

PROJECTS MANAGER (Learning), Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe is seeking a Projects Manager (Learning) who will be responsible for the planning and delivery of projects and productions created for school students and teachers
DEADLINE: 5pm on Sunday 22 July 2018.
Globe theatre

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