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25 Feb  

There's no denying that giving yourself plenty of time to draft, re-write, revise, edit, polish, catch those pesky littly slips, and remember to take your name off your competition entry, all takes time. So it's usually a good idea to leave plenty of that time if you want to enter a competition.

On the main WriteWords Jobs and Opps page you can search the database by the type of writing you've got - non-fictionfiction, theatre, film/TV/radio - and by the kind of opportunity you want - competitions, seminars, workshops, paid jobs, residencies... If there's a deadline, it will be listed, and you can make sure you allow plenty of time to get your piece in tip-top shape.

On the other hand, if you haven't dropped in for while it's easy to miss a competition or submission deadline for something that might be just right for a piece of yours. Or maybe you've forgotten a piece you wrote a while ago, or which didn't meet with success somewhere else? It might only need a quick wash-and-brush-up to be ready to try its luck in a new place.

The main Jobs and Opps page doesn't just have links to the latest additions: it also has a Deadline Approaching link, to alert you to what there's just time to get to. For example, you've got till this Wednesday - 27th February - to submit here:

Call out for original new theatre scripts by South Asian women for a new writer support programme

and you've got the luxury of a whole twenty-four hours more to send something here by Thursday 28th February:

Exciting new talent search for TV comedy scripts featuring transgender characters and/or themes

The York Literature Festival Poetry Competition

So why not give it a try?


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