Featured Writer - Ian McMillan

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Ian McMillan first made his name through his work with the Poetry Circus in the early 1980s. Since then he has become famous for his work in schools, radio, as Poet in Residence for Barnsley Football Club, and in poetry venues across the country. He has published five...FULL PROFILE


MacGuffin - new digital short story project

MacGuffin is a new digital short story project, initiated by Manchester's Comma Press.

It will be a content-hosting platform and smartphone app for user-generated short stories. Free...


Finding Words – a new writing initiative

Calling all young playwrights…

The Ashton Group is searching for a new stage play with which to tour the North West, professionally produced by its acclaimed Apprenticed Actors...


Manchester Independent Book Market 2014

As part of the city’s Spring Festival of Markets, Literature Northwest are pleased to announce the return of the popular Manchester Independent Book Market on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014 in...


Eden Arts seek a Project Manager (Maternity Cover

Eden Arts seek a Project Manager (Maternity Cover, 7 Month contract, June – Dec 2014)

The Project Manager will have primary responsibility for managing the delivery of Eden Arts...


Carcanet Job Vacancy: Sales Manager

The post of Sales Manager falls vacant on 1 June 2014.

This creates a rare opportunity for the right individual to join the dynamic Carcanet team and contribute to the company’s...


The London Magazine Poetry Competition

For the first time since its resurgence, The London Magazine will be hosting a worldwide poetry competition which will be open for all ages.

This will be a chance to be published in...


Northern Crime Competition

The Northern Crime Competition is looking for a new crop of corpses, criminals and coppers.

Do you have a detective who could out-think Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope or a journalist more...


Chapel Gallery - National Story Telling Week Short Story Competition

To celebrate national storytelling week Chapel Gallery is facilitating a short story competition inspired by the magical sculptures of Fidlema Massey.

This will coincide with "The...


Salford-born David Constantine short story to be adapted to feature film by award-winning director Andrew Haigh.

Film Four have this week released details of a new feature film adaptation of the short story ‘In Another Country’ by award-winning Comma Press and Salford-born author, David Constantine.

MMU Novella Award 2014

This year, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire Campus have launched the inaugural MMU Novella Award, a new literary prize for an unpublished novella of between 20,000 and 40,000 words. The...



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