A writing development programme showcasing the work of under-represented writers

Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Writers’ Award is a development programme for talented writers from a wealth of backgrounds. It includes the UK’s only national writing competition for all under-represented writers, alongside a series of workshops in hubs throughout the UK. With the support of our leading literary partners,  winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and are given the opportunity to develop their work through training, mentoring, assessment and coaching. Prizes are awarded for both poetry and short fiction, including cash & professional writing development opportunities. Alongside our competition, we hold a high profile awards ceremony–in 2019 this will be held at the Southbank Centre in London as part of London Literature Festival.


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What people are saying

Dean Atta, Poet

‘Poetry gave me a space where I did not feel marginalised any more, whether I was writing about race, sexuality or mental health, I never felt I had to be anything other than my authentic self. Any platform that encourages this form of expression should be applauded and supported.’

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Creative Future Writers' Award

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