The Creative Future Literary Awards (CFLA) is a national literary competition and high-profile awards ceremony that celebrates talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance.
Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts, including award-winning poet and performer Lemn Sissay.
Prizes include £1,000 of cash prizes and top writing development prizes supplied by The Literary Consultancy, Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy, The Poetry School, Myriad Editions, Penned in the Margins & Creative Future.
Our high-profile award event features a selection of readings from the award winning submissions, as well as performances from Lemn Sissay and prominent guest authors.
Winning submissions are also published in an anthology alongside work by our guest authors, available in hard copy and as an e-book.
Submissions for the 2018 competition will open in April. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.
For more information about eligibility and the submission process, find out How to Apply.