About the awards

The Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA) is a national writing development programme which celebrates talented, under-represented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance.

Prize 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 include £10,000 of cash and top writing development prizes supplied by prominent publishers and development agencies.

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.

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

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Creative Future Writers' Award

Creative Future Writers' Award