About our partners

The Creative Future Literary Awards is only made possible through the support of our funders and partners.


Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity provides support for general charitable needs, ranging from disadvantaged in society and general welfare to the churches, culture and the arts.

Award Partners

The Literary Consultancy is the UK’s first and leading editorial and manuscript assessment service working with writers writing in English at all levels and across all genres, nationally and internationally.

The Writers’ Academy, from Penguin Random House, offers creative writing courses for writers of all levels. Penguin Random House is the world’s largest publisher, publishing more than 15,000 new hardcovers, paperbacks, audio and electronic books every year, and is home to many of the world’s most popular and culturally admired adult and children’s authors. Courses offered include the ‘Creative Writing for Beginners’ and ‘Constructing a Novel’ online courses, alongside the face-to-face ‘Writing Picture Books for Children’ workshop.  Running since 2014, The Writers’ Academy has welcomed writers from over 25 different countries onto its courses.

The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook is the bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published.

The Poetry School is a national arts organisation providing inspiring tuition and opportunities for poets and poetry audiences. With established teaching centres throughout England as well as online courses, downloadable activities, and the world’s biggest social network dedicated to poetry – CAMPUS – The Poetry School is unique in its ability to reach and develop aspiring poets wherever they are, both in the UK and internationally.

Mslexia is the best-selling literary magazine in the UK. It combines expert advice and information about writing with mind-expanding fiction and poetry, plus 12 pages of literary listings, including 70 writing competitions and awards and 50 magazines and publishers on the lookout for new voices.

Writing Magazine is the UK’s bestselling magazine for all writers. The monthly magazine is for every writer, from beginner to advanced, whether you write for pleasure or publication, and whatever your writing preferences, Writing Magazine has something to help you. Written by writers, for writers, Writing Magazine features star interviews, work opportunities in Writers’ News, writing masterclasses, ideas, inspiration and hundreds of competitions to enter every year!

The Writing Coach is an international mentoring and development organisation for writers, founded by novelist Jacqui Lofthouse. It was the first UK organisation to focus on a coaching-based approach for writers and now offers coaching, mentoring and manuscript assessment to writers at all stages of their careers. It is also an online home for writers where you can find advice, information and encouragement for your writing work.

Anthology Partners

Just Content delivers external expertise and outsourced services to publishers and content providers, for all aspects of content strategy, concept evaluation, acquisition, development, production and management. Just Content can support any element of the publishing process or provide a full end-to-end service, always proudly bringing many years of experience in publishing and producing content to every assignment.

Jellyfish Solutions aims to be your partner, not just your printer. They work with trusted suppliers in the UK, Europe and Far East, ensuring all your print needs are met. Having built relations with their suppliers for over nine years, you can have confidence in their buying power and the quality provided, whlist you save time dealing with only one contact for all your print needs. They offer a complete service from consultancy through to print buying, production management, transport, packaging, websites, digital support and promotions.

SelfSelfSelf is an eBook publishing service run by Ben Ottridge, an award-winning digital publishing consultant with over five years’ experience in the digital arena.

Penned in the Margins creates publications and performances for people who are not afraid to take risks.

Disability Arts Online aims to achieve widespread appreciation for the richness and diversity of disability arts and culture.

Workshop Partners

Caritas Care ACE Programme is a ‘through the gate’ programme which works with ex-offenders preparing them for release, and supporting them back into the community.

Freedom From Torture is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment and rehabilitation of survivors of torture.

New Writing North is funded to develop reading and writing activity in the North of England.

New Writing South is the pre-eminent creative writing hub in south-east England, dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and connecting all kinds of excellent creative writers at whatever stage of their career and from all genres.

Preston Park Recovery Centre provides a welcoming and supportive environment in which people with mental health support needs can learn new skills and get involved in a variety of groups and activities.

They Eat Culture is a creative intervention into the cultural life of Preston and Lancashire, specialising in creative and professional development.


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Creative Future Literary Awards

Creative Future Literary Awards