Faber New Poets – mentoring scheme!

Fantastic opportunity for UK-based poets who have yet to publish a pamphlet or first collection! The winners receive mentoring, plus financial support and pamphlet publication. Applications must be received on or before 30th January 2015. Full details here: http://www.faber.co.uk/blog/faber-new-poets-2014-15/

‘Butcher’s Dog’ Guest Editor Opportunity plus Submissions Open

‘Butcher’s Dog’, a biannual poetry magazine based in the North of England, is looking for a guest editor for its 5th issue. The following is copied and pasted from the ‘Butcher’s Dog’ newsletter:
This is an excellent opportunity for poets interested in developing their editorial skills and gaining first-hand experience of putting together a poetry magazine. If you’re a talented and experienced poet (or a like-minded organisation) we’d love you to hear from you. Experience of editing a poetry magazine is not essential but a passion for contemporary poetry is. You’ll be paired with Andrew Sclater (co-editor of BD2) & Amy Mackelden (co-editor of BD3), who will guide you through our editorial process.
If this sounds like the sort of thing you fancy, email degna@butchersdogmagazine.com for more information on how to apply. Deadline: 1 January 2015.
Butcher’s Dog website: http://www.butchersdogmagazine.com/2012/10/home.html
The publication is also open to submissions (again, copied from the newsletter: ‘We are currently accepting submissions from writers living in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, particularly those with a connection to Northern England. There is no set theme, we just want you to send us your best work.
If you haven’t read Butcher’s Dog yet, we strongly recommend that you do before submitting. If you like what you read, chances are we’ll like your poems too. Visit our website for submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2015.

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships for ages 18 to 30

If you can overlook the fact this is Sky (sorry – getting political now!), then this could be a fantastic opportunity to gain £30,000(!), plus mentoring as a poet/creative writer. There are 5 of these bursaries on offer, across various disciplines (please see the link below). I love the Ideas Tap arts website, and encourage everyone to join – it is free, and gives you access to opportunities and networking. The following is copied from the website: ‘To apply, you must be an IdeasTap member aged 18-30 on the closing date (26 Feb 2015) and either be a citizen of the UK or ROI or have been resident in the UK or ROI for the last five years. Either way, you must currently be living in the UK or Ireland and be able to remain living in the UK or ROI for the duration of the scholarship to be eligible to apply.’
The deadline is 26 February 2015, but they encourage earlier submission.
http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/Sky-Academy-Arts-Scholarships-260215#Overview

Submit to Popshot Magazine the Outsider issue

This is a beautiful, illustrated magazine/journal. The following information is copied and pasted from the newsletter: If you would like the opportunity to have your short fiction or poetry published and illustrated in the next issue of Popshot, find out the full submissions guidelines at the submit page on our website — and make sure that you send your work in long before the January 23rd deadline. Full details of how to submit can be found at http://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit