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INFORMATION ABOUT US
We operate the Website literatureworks.org.uk/ and its constituent multi-site pages. We are Literature Works, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 06858956 and a registered charity under charity number 1132586. Our registered office is at Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE AND AVAILABILITY
Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or our entire Website, to users who have registered with us.
While we endeavour to ensure that this Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we cannot promise that our Website will be free from errors or omissions nor that it will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. The Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond our control. We will not be liable to you or to any other person in the event that all or any part of the Website is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
If you want to subscribe to our newsletters you will be required to send us your details. You may be required to register your details and/or open an account to access some areas of the Website (such as the Just Giving donations service). You undertake to complete any subscription / registration form fully, and that all information provided is up to date, true, accurate and complete.
Each subscription / registration is for a single user only. We do not permit you to share your user details with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
ELIGIBILITY FOR JOINING SOUTH WEST WRITERS LISTING
All forms submitted to our site for inclusion in our South West Writer listing on http://literatureworks.org.uk/southwestwriters/ are reviewed according to the following criteria, and Literature Works reserves the right not to include a writer in our online listing.
Criteria for inclusion as a published writer
- You must live and work in the South West of England. If you live in South West England for part of the year, please outline your availability in your application.
- You must be a practising, published creative writer of fiction, poetry, literary narrative non-fiction
- The definition of literary non-fiction includes biography, literary criticism, travel writing (not guidebooks), memoir, autobiography and historical non-fiction.
- We also accept entries from performance poetry and spoken word artists, storytellers and playwrights, and graphic novelists..
- Writers should have at least one published book that has been published, marketed and sold to a reputable standard (e.g. made widely available in South West bookshops) within the last ten years.
- Writers who have six separate publications in a range of established literary magazines, journals or anthologies are eligible. These periodicals must be published regularly (monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly), produced to a professional standard, in circulation for at least 12 months, have an ISBN or ISSN number, distributed in the UK, not self-published. Online publishing is not included.
Criteria for inclusion as a self-published writer
The definition of a self-published writer is someone who publishes their own work (in part of in full).
You must have self-published or have had a work published on a print-on-demand/ebook only basis that has sold over 300 copies of a single title in print form or 500 copies in ebook form within a 12-month period. (as per the Society of Authors eligibility: http://www.societyofauthors.org/eligibility-
- Online and digital publishing
- Those who have paid for or contributed to payment of having their work published
- Those who own or direct publishing companies
- Publishing co-operatives
Criteria for inclusion as a playwright, performance poet, spoken word artist or storyteller
- Playwrights should have had at least one professional production of their work performed within the last ten years.
- Performance poets and spoken word artists who can demonstrate a regular record of professional performance over a period of at least two years are eligible.
- Traditional or contemporary storytellers who can demonstrate a regular record of professional performance over a period of at least two years are eligible.
SOUTH WEST WRITERS DISCLAIMER: WRITERS
Inclusion on our writers list does not constitute a recommendation of any kind. You may be required to provide professional references and supporting information about your experience of events and project work to any outside party who contacts you as a result of your listing. You may be asked to complete appropriate disclosure checks before undertaking work with young people or vulnerable adults. Inclusion on our listing does not constitute a contract of any kind with Literature Works and Literature Works accepts no responsibility for any outcome pertaining to inclusion on our listing.
USE OF OUR SOUTH WEST WRITERS LISTING BY ANY PARTY: DISCLAIMER
Our South West Writers listing at http://literatureworks.org.uk/southwestwriters/ is for information purposes only. Literature Works accepts no responsibility for any outcome of any communication, contract or other engagement with any writer featured on this list, and inclusion of a writer in the list does not constitute a recommendation by Literature Works or a contract with the writer of any kind. Any individual or organisation is wholly responsible for all legal, health and safety, safeguarding and all other legal responsibilities that are necessary for any interaction or activity or engagement of any kind with any writer on this list..
USE OF OUR CALENDAR AND DISCLAIMER
Literature Works provides this calendar to offer the most up to date information on events around the region – the information provided is user-generated and we encourage all event leaders to use this free resource. All information and imagery provided about events remains the liability of the provider and we advise readers to contact the individual event organisers for any information relating to the events.
Inclusion of any event in the calendar does not constitute Literature Work’s endorsement, recommendation or contract with the event or its organisers of any kind.
From time to time Literature Works will run Twitter competitions.
The prize is usually a book or books, and the nature of the prize will be stipulated in any release on the competition. If you are in any doubt about the prize available in one of our Twitter competitions and wish to confirm, please contact us.
All entrants in our Twitter competitions must follow these guidelines:
- You must not create multiple accounts to enter our competitions. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be deemed ineligible.
- Only tweet your entry once; posting the same Tweet repeatedly will lead to disqualification.
- You must include an @reply in your update. We want to see everyone who has entered.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE
You agree that you will not use the Website in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any criminal or unlawful activity or that is fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect. Furthermore, you agree not to do anything that may cause damage to the Website or our servers, systems or equipment or those of third parties, nor access any users’ data or penetrate or circumvent any Website security measures or attempt to do any such acts.
You agree not to give any indication that you have any commercial relationship with us, or that you are our agent or that we have endorsed any of your activities, unless otherwise expressly permitted by us.
You accept that you are able to stop using the Website at any time and at your sole discretion. We reserve the right to suspend, restrict or terminate your access to the Website or any part of it at any time at our sole discretion.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We, and/or our featured authors, publishers and/or their agents, are the owner or the licensee of all copyright and other intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
The names, images and logos identifying us, companies in our group, our partners or third parties and our/their products and services are proprietary marks and may not be reproduced or otherwise used without express permission.
The contents of the Website including (without limitation) web pages, computer codes of elements comprising the Website, and any software provided to you by us may not be copied, reproduced, communicated and/or made available to the public, republished, downloaded, posted, recorded, broadcast or transmitted or used in any other way except for your own personal, private and non-commercial use, unless otherwise expressly permitted by us.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our Website.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Website must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
We use the text and images on our site in good faith, e.g. in promoting opportunities to our readers. If, however, we have used any image or text belonging to a third party without their approval, we will endeavour to remove these aspects from our website within 24 hours upon notification to firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR WEBSITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We aim to update our Website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Website, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED AND DISCLAIMER
The content on our Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Website. While we endeavour to ensure that the content on our Website is correct, we make no promise, warranty or guarantee that the information is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information, commentary and materials by any visitor to our Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The material displayed on our Website is provided “as is” without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR WEBSITE
VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
We encourage you to link to our home page if you gain our express permission prior to doing so, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Our Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE
Where our Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Website is based in England and is intended for users in the United Kingdom. We make no representations that the materials and Website are suitable for users outside the United Kingdom, and if you choose to access the Website from outside of the United Kingdom you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant local laws.
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