Applications for Writer In Residence

The Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA), New Writing South (NWS) and Preston Park Recovery Centre (PPRC) are offering a unique development opportunity for a talented, emerging under-represented writer who is interested in working with vulnerable adults and/or in a social care setting.

The residency will be twenty-two half days between April–October 2019 at Preston Park Recovery Centre in Brighton, and paid as a flat rate of £2,000.

This residency programme sits alongside Creative Future’s national Writers’ Awards competition and workshop programme. The opportunity is made possible by the Garrick Charitable Trust and Arts Council England.

Apply for our writer in residence position using the form below. Please download and read the brief here before applying.

NB: Word version of the brief can be downloaded here

Applications must be received no later than midnight on Wednesday 27th February 2019 12:00pm.

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Apply to become a Writer in Residence 2019

  • If you are a street sleeper, please type 'no fixed abode' in the address line
  • Entry Criteria

    This opportunity is available to writers who are under-represented. Please select one or more categories which apply to you. Please select all that apply.

  • You and your work

  • Please use the text box below to: outline why this experience would benefit your own writing practice; your experience of or interest in working with under-represented communities; and how you meet the other essential criteria.
  • Use this field to upload a sample of your writing (2000 words of fiction or 200 lines of poetry). The format must be doc, docx, pdf, jpg or txt. If you are uploading a short story and a poem please upload two pieces.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg.
  • Use this field to upload your writer's CV, which should outline any major achievements you've had as a writer. Include any awards won or shorlisted for as well as a publication list. Please note that this should NOT be a CV which lists previous employment, unless that employment is relevant to this residency. The format must be doc, docx, pdf, jpg or txt.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, jpg.
  • Professional References

    Please provide the names and contact details of two references who can comment on your abilities as a writer and / or your experience of working in community settings. These do not need to be previous employers, and can include publishers, previous writing tutors, or other well-regarded writers who are familiar with your work.

  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring – Recruitment

    Creative Future is committed to equality of opportunity. To make this meaningful we need to monitor our policies’ effectiveness. Information provided will be used for statistical purposes only and will not be used as part of the recruitment selection process.

    Please select one of the above
    The definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 is “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”. The disability could be physical, sensory or mental and must be expected to last at least 12 months.
  • If you have indicated that you have a disability, are there any access issues we should be aware of with regards to the recruitment process? Creative Future is committed to making any reasonable adjustments to ensure the application and interview process are as accessible as possible.
  • If so, please give details.


Creative Future Writers' Award

Creative Future Writers' Award