About our partners

The Creative Future Writers’ Award is 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 Garrick Charitable Trust aims to encourage theatre, music, literature and dance. It has a particular interest in helping actors, directors, writers, musicians, composers and choreographers in the early stages of their careers.

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.

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

Myriad Editions publishes award-winning literary fiction, graphic novels and political nonfiction, including ground-breaking infographic atlases.

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 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.

Retreats For You is a retreat for artists, writers and creatives in North Devon.

The Ty Newydd Centre is a residential retreat and workshop centre for writers in Wales.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anthology Partners

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.

Twenty-Six Letters is a full service editing, design, typesetting and content service.

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.

Workshop Partners

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

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

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.

Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

The National Centre for Writing  provides a space where established and emerging writers are supported and nurtured, where the best in world literature is made easily accessible to audiences and readers, and where local communities benefit from innovative education programmes.

Julian Support works with the strengths of people with mental health difficulties, to help them lead an independent life of their choice.


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Creative Future Writers' Award

Creative Future Writers' Award