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Two diversity opportunities 2008


The Complete Works

Are you a Black or Asian poet, committed to producing a full-length poetry collection?

Closing date 21 March 2008

Open to UK residents only


The Complete Works is a national two-year development programme for advanced Black and Asian poets, offering a tailored programme of support and professional development; an individually assigned poet-mentor; access to seminars, critical reading sessions, and meet-the-editor events; and an annual week at Arvon.

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Decibel Penguin Prize 2008

Closing date 7 April 2008

Open to all UK residents

The third Decibel Penguin Prize is a competition for new writers, and winning entries will be published in a Penguin anthology in November 2008. Writers are asked to submit true stories that illuminate the complexities, challenges and joys of having a mixed heritage.

Competition entries must be; between 1000 and 5000 words in length, non-fiction personal accounts of the experience of immigration to the UK, and aimed at an adult readership. There is no age limit for authors, who must not have had a full-length book published.

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