Reviews Editor Vacancy – Apply by 30th November

Cadaverine Magazine is looking for a creative, committed individual with a strong interest in new releases to join their team as Reviews Editor.

Cadaverine is a non-profit online magazine that specialises in promoting the work of emerging writers under the age of 30 from all over the world. We believe in showcasing contemporary, innovative and original new writing from the next generation of literary talent.  Initially supported by Arts Council England, we offer support, a platform and a voice for young writers.

The role of the Reviews Editor is to source books to review, source review writers, read and respond to all submissions regarding reviews, manage all emails communications regarding reviews, provide editorial changes, manage the formatting and upload of reviews content to the website, and share reviews on social media. The ideal candidate will have strong editorial skills, an interest in the latest releases in Poetry and Fiction, the drive and commitment to work independently, and a strong interest in The Cadaverine’s mission to provide a platform for writers under 30. 

Cadaverine Reviews Editor Volunteer Job Description

All roles with The Cadaverine are voluntary and participants are expected to use their own resources to fulfil their role. You will be joining a team of talented volunteers spread all over the country.

To apply send your CV and covering letter to Lenni Sanders at thecadaverine@hotmail.com, with the subject line APPLICATION FOR REVIEWS EDITOR by Wednesday 30th October. 

Prose Editor Vacancy – Apply by 18th October

Cadaverine Magazine is looking for a creative, committed individual with an ear for great storytelling and an eye for delicious prose to join their team as Prose Editor.  

Cadaverine is a non-profit online magazine that specialises in promoting the work of emerging writers under the age of 30 from all over the world. We believe in showcasing contemporary, innovative and original new writing from the next generation of literary talent.   Initially supported by Arts Council England, we offer support, a platform and a voice for young writers.

The role of the Prose Editor is to read and evaluate prose (short story) submissions, select suitable content for publication and manage the formatting and upload of this content to the website. We are looking for someone with a passion for short stories, the motivation and enthusiasm to provide regular feedback to submitters, and someone with a keen eye for quality in writing; moreover, with the ability to detect and encourage this in young and emerging writers, and to provide constructive criticism and feedback to where appropriate. 

Cadaverine Prose Editor Volunteer Job Description

All roles with The Cadaverine are voluntary and participants are expected to use their own resources to fulfil their role. You will be joining a team of talented volunteers spread all over the country.

To apply for the position please send a CV, including a writing biography (if applicable) and covering letter, to Lenni Sanders at thecadaverine@hotmail.com with the subject line APPLICATION FOR PROSE EDITOR by the 18th October. Your application should point to a knowledge of and ability to edit prose. 

Poetry Editor Vacancy – Apply by 18th October

Cadaverine Magazine is looking for a creative, committed individual with an ear for language and a scrupulous eye for detail to join their team as Poetry Editor (Volunteer). 

Cadaverine is a non-profit online magazine that specialises in promoting the work of emerging writers under the age of 30 from all over the world. We believe in showcasing contemporary, innovative and original new writing from the next generation of literary talent. Initially supported by Arts Council England, we offer support, a platform and a voice for young writers.

The role of the Poetry Editor is to read and evaluate poetry submissions, select suitable content for publication and manage the formatting and upload of this content to the website. We are looking for someone with a passion for poetry, the motivation and enthusiasm to provide regular feedback to submitters, and someone with a keen eye for quality in writing; moreover, with the ability to detect and encourage this in young and emerging writers, and to provide constructive criticism and feedback to where appropriate.  

Cadaverine Poetry Editor Volunteer Job Description

All roles with The Cadaverine are voluntary and participants are expected to use their own resources to fulfil their role. You will be joining a team of talented volunteers spread all over the country.

To apply for the position please send a CV, including a writing biography (if applicable) and covering letter, to Lenni Sanders at thecadaverine@hotmail.com with the subject line APPLICATION FOR POETRY EDITOR by Tuesday 18th October. Your application should point to a knowledge of and ability to edit poetry. 

Digital Communications Coordinator (Voluntary) Job Vacancy – apply by 13th November

Cadaverine Magazine is looking for a creative, committed individual with an passion for social media to join their team as a Digital Communications Coordinator. 

Cadaverine is a not-for-profit online magazine that specialises in promoting the work of emerging writers under the age of 30 from all over the world. We believe in showcasing contemporary, innovative and original new writing from the next generation of literary talent. Initially supported by Arts Council England, we offer support, a platform and a voice for young writers.

Digital Communications Coordinator (volunteer) job description 

All roles with The Cadaverine are voluntary and participants are expected to use their own resources to fulfil their role. You will be joining a team of talented volunteers spread all over the country.

To apply for the position please send a CV, including a writing biography (if applicable) and covering letter, to Nici West at thecadaverine@hotmail.com with the subject line APPLICATION FOR Digital Communications Coordinator by Friday 13th November. 

Top 10 opportunities for young writers: May

May opportunities for young writersAt the Cadaverine, we're here to help you develop your talent. Here's our round up of the best opportunities for young writers this month.

1.    Editor roles at the Cadaverine: Want to work for us? We're looking for creative, committed individuals to join our team. Apply to become our new poetry editor or prose editor.

2.    Bridport Prize: Enter this prestigious competition, open to anyone over 16, with your poetry, short stories or flash fiction. First prize £5,000/£1,000 for flash fiction (deadline 31 May).

3.    Cinnamon Press: Send your poetry pamphlets or short stories to this independent publisher for their short story and poetry competitions (deadline 31 May, prizes vary).

Raymond Carver4.    Raymond Carver Short Story Prize: Enter this international competition, judged by Andres Dubus III, for the chance to win a first prize of $1,000 (deadline 15 May).

5.    Short stories: Enter the Frome Festival Short Story competition for the chance to have your story read by a leading London literary agent. First prize is £300 (deadline 31 May).

6.     Poetry prize: Enter the David Burland Poetry Prize for the chance to win £500 and have your work published in the agency’s anthology, ‘Poetic Art 2015/2016’ (deadline 31 May).

7.    Poetry competition: Send your poems to the London Magazine for their annual poetry competition. First prize is £500 and the winning entry will be published in the magazine, which has been home to Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and Helen Dunmore (deadline 31 May).

8.    LGBT equality: If you’re aged 14-17, send your stories or poems on LGBT equality to Stonewall for their first ever writing competition. First prize is £150 of book tokens (deadline 22 May).

Mslexia9.    Women's poetry: Female writers can enter Mslexia's annual Women's Poetry Competition. First prize is £2,000 plus a week at a writing retreat (deadline 15 June).

Events and workshops

10.    Free tickets: Writers aged 16-30 on low incomes can apply to attend events at the London Short Story Festival (18-21 June) for free. The festival includes several writing workshops and talks from writers including Jon McGregor, Ben Okri and Joe Dunthorne (deadline 11 May).

At the Cadaverine we're always looking for submissions of poetry, prose or reviews from writers under 30 and we can help you develop your work. Submit to us.

Top 10 opportunities for young writers: March

We're here to help you develop your talent. Here's our list of the top 10 opportunities for young writers in March.

1. The Cadaverine: We're always looking for short stories, poetry and reviews from writers under 30. Submit your work to us to receive feedback and support to develop your work, reach new audiences and join a community of young writers.

2. Arts scholarship: Apply for a £30,000 bursary from Sky Academy, open to writers of plays, novels, graphic novels or poetry who are under 30 years old (deadline 5 March)

3. Flash fiction: Enter your stories of 300 words of less into the Bath Flash Fiction Award, a rolling competition with a first prize of £1,000.

4. Mildly erotic poetry: Submit your poems on love, sex, romance and eroticism to small independent publisher The Emma Press, which is compiling the second edition of The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse (deadline 15 March)

5. Crime writing: Enter your unpublished crime or mystery stories to the Crime Writers’ Association Margery Allingham Short Story Competition. The winner will receive £1,000 (deadline 16 March)

6. Short stories: Enter your short story into the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition, judged by Alexander McCall Smith. The winner will receive £800 and all finalists’ stories will be placed on the Scottish Arts Club website (deadline 31 March)

7. Poetry pamphlets: Submit your poems to new, independent publisher Green Bottle Press, which seeks to give unpublished writers the chance to be published in a beautiful book and receive exposure in the poetry market.

8. Humour verse: Send your funny poems to Flash 500 for their Humour Verse Competition. First prize is £150 (deadline 31 March)

Events and workshops

9. Writers on writing: See writers Jeanette Winterson and Helen Macdonald discuss nature, memoir and writing at the Norwich Playhouse (20 March)

10. Graphic novel masterclass: Join graphic artist Bambos Geogiou at The Writers’ Place, Brighton to find out how to design and pitch a graphic novel (28 March)
 

Top 10 opportunities for young writers

Notebook opportunities for young writersIf your new year’s resolution is to write more, at the Cadaverine we can help you develop your talent.

Here’s our list of the top 10 opportunities for young writers this month.

1. The Cadaverine: We’re always looking for short stories, poetry and reviews from writers under 30. Submit your work to us to receive feedback and support to develop your work, reach new audiences and join a community of young writers.

2. BBC short stories:
Send your stories to BBC Radio4’s Opening Lines. The three chosen stories will be broadcast on the radio and the writers will have the chance to see their stories being recorded (deadline 13 February).

3. Short story awards: Submit your stories to the Bath Short Story Award (deadline 27 April) or the Bristol Short Story Prize (deadline 30 April). Both offer a £1,000 first prize and publish an anthology later in the year featuring all the shortlisted entries. Bristol Short Story Prize

4. Women’s short stories: Enter Mslexia’s short story competition for the chance to win £2,000 and a week’s writing retreat. Stories should be up to 2,200 words in length, from female writers of any age or nationality (deadline 16 March).  

5. New poets 2014-15: Send your poetry to the Faber New Poets scheme for the chance to receive financial assistance to publish a pamphlet and mentorship to develop your work (deadline 30 January).

6. Professional feedback: If you’re aged 16-25 you can now enter The Literary Consultancy’s Free Reads bursary scheme to get feedback on your work. Just send in your fiction, non-fiction or poetry and an application form to the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) before 31 January.

7. Young Writers Award: Under 18? Enter your stories on myths and legends into this annual competition from Litro magazine and The International Gateway for Gifted Youth.

8. Pamphlet: Send your short stories, essays, plays, recipes or travelogues to the Emma Press, which is putting together its first prose pamphlet (deadline 25 January). Pamphlets from the Emma Press

Events and workshops

9. Write Start: Join Spread the Word’s creative writing workshop in Whitechapel, London on 4 March to take part in exercises and discussion to bring your story to life. 

10. Festival: Book tickets for York Literature Festival (19 – 29 March) which includes writing workshops, a flash fiction competition and a discussion about the submission process with several leading literary agents.

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