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Creative Future Writers' Award

The 2019 Creative Future Writers’ Award is now open for submissions.

Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Writers’ Award is the UK’s only national writing competition and high profile awards ceremony for under-represented writers. They showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance. 

Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including cash and professional writing development opportunities. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Alongside the competition, there is a high profile awards ceremony – in 2018 this was held at the Southbank Centre in London as part of London Literature Festival.

This year’s theme is 'Home'.  Submissions are open for:

  • Poetry (one poem up to 300 words)
  • Short fiction (up to 2,000 words)