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By Zehra Cranmer

By Zehra Cranmer

The air is charged with change, one only has to spot the shifting light as green turns to amber and red in the trees as the fleeting sunlight pass through their thinning membranes. Many creative souls take advantage of this time, it is a time of buckling down after many summer distractions and with the darkening nights and mornings, a strong sense of hibernation and cosying up to the desk kicks in and with this, a strong feeling of determination seems to cross many brows. Below, I have put together a few opportunities you may wish to seize in this exciting time of metamorphosis.

Writer-in residence opportunities;

Bundanon Trust www.bundanon.com.au This is an opportunity to live and work in rural New South Wales up to five weeks. You will be joined with artists & writers from around the world. Donation requested but bursaries are available.

National Association of Writers in Education www.nawe.co.uk opportunities are download as a PDF for free.

Trans Artists www.transartists.org a database of worldwide residency opportunites

Copywriting Job opportunity;

International Alliance of Female copywriters www.iafc-connect.com 

The Professional Copywriters Association www.the-pca.org

forums.freelanceuk.com/copywriting-forum

Competitions;

Chorleywood Literary Festival Writing Competition for short stories (Adult section) of up to 800wds entitled ‘A Cause for Celebration’. Prizes £50, £25. See website for further details & entry form. Entry fee: £2 per story. www.cwlitfest.org Closing date: 26 October

The Crawshaw Prize an international annual prize for a previously unpublished collection of poetry of 65-70 pages. Prize £1000 plus publication by Salt Publishing. Entry fee: £20 per entry. www.thecrawshawprize.co.uk Closing date 31 October

EllenorLions Hospices Writing Competition is for short stories up to 1,500 wds on the theme ‘Survival’. Judge: Gerry Savill. Prizes: £100, £50, £25. Entry fee: £5 per entry. wendy.bunsell@ellenorlions.org www.ellanorlions.org Closing date: 30 November

Café Writers Open Poetry Competition for poems up to 40 lines. Judge: Ian Duhig. Prizes; Funniest poem: £100: Norfolf Prize:£100. Entry fee: £4 per poem: £10 for 3: £2 per poem thereafter. www.cafewriters.org.uk Closing date: 30 November

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