How to apply

The 2019 Awards are now closed. Winners will be notified in July.

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Our showcase event will be held at the Southbank Centre as part of London Literature Festival Friday 25 October 2019 at 7pm.



This year’s theme is Home. In a year of seismic shifts, we’re looking for broad interpretations of the theme in all genres of short fiction and poetry. In poetry we’re looking for a maximum of 300 words and in prose a maximum of 2,000 words.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2 June 2019 at 11.59pm.


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Please get in touch with Creative Future if you need help on 01273 234780 or email [email protected].

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