About the awards

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.

Prizes include £7,500 of cash and top writing development prizes supplied by The Literary ConsultancyPenguin Random House Writers’ AcademyThe 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 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.

The 2018 competition is now closed. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.

For more information about eligibility and the submission process, find out How to Apply.

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Creative Future Literary Awards

Creative Future Literary Awards