Thanks to the generosity of our partners, our prizes offer significant opportunities to develop writers’ work and careers.

Individual prizes

Two prizes will be given at each level – one for poetry and one for prose.





Highly Commended


Joint prizes

All winners will be:

  • Published in the award anthology alongside the Host (Kerry Hudson), Guest Author (Mahsuda Snaith) and the Writer in Residence (TBD).
  • Invited to read their work at the high profile showcase event alongside the Host and Guest Writer.
  • Invited to our Alternative Publishing Panel event – details to come
  • Be broadcast in our new podcast – details to come
  • Receive on-going support, advice and signposting from Creative Future

No professional development prizes can be exchanged for cash. Award winners may need to conduct meetings or mentoring via phone, email, or Skype. Please note that prizes are subject to change as we develop award partnerships.

Creative Future Writers' Award

Creative Future Writers' Award