A writing opportunity, a competition, and a playwriting course spotted by our members:
Apply to be a writer in the forest
Forestry England are looking for two
writers to ‘tell the story of our nation’s forests’.
What’s on offer?
access to England’s forests
support and a platform to share your work
Deadline for submission is midnight 14th January 2019, find the full details of this unique opportunity here.
– Heather Atchison
Spread the Word Life Writing Prize
prize aims to find the best life writing
from emerging writers from across the UK. The prize defines life writing as ‘intended
to be true’, reflects someone’s own life journey or experiences and is not
This year’s judges are Colin Grant,
Inua Ellams, and Ros Barber. And the winner will receive £1,500, publication on
Spread the Word’s website, an Arvon course, two years’ membership to the Royal
Society of Literature and a development meeting with an editor and an agent.
Two highly commended entries will each receive £500 and two mentoring sessions,
a development meeting with an editor and an agent, and be published on the
Spread the Word website. Three writers will be shortlisted, and six will be
– Francesca Baker
Drama Studio London is offering an
excellent opportunity to develop writing for the theatre, and to collaborate
with actors in their second term and watch your work come to life. The course
features two evenings per week January to July 2019 (with a 4-week break in
April for script development)