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Announcing our 2019 Writer In Residence: Emma McGordon

We’re pleased to announce our 2019 CFWA Writer In Residence is Emma McGordon. Emma McGordon is an award-winning writer and performer published by Tall Lighthouse, Penned In The Margins, Handstand and Blacksuede Boot. She is the recipient of two Arts Council Awards, a Northern Writers Award and the Julia Darling Fellowship, which allowed her to Read More »

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CFWA 2019 writing competition open for entries

Annual Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2019 opens for entries from under-represented writers The UK’s only national competition for all under-represented writers opens today (11th February) featuring over £10,000 in cash and writer development prizes. And this year, there’s a name change. The Creative Future Literary Awards becomes the Creative Future Writers’ Award. Director Jane McMorrow Read More »

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What’s In A Name: Why We’re Changing The Name of our Award for Writers

Given that we’re about to launch our award for writers, it feels apt to use the words of Shakespeare to ask; “What’s in a name?” Well, actually, a huge amount. The famous line implies that names aren’t all that important, but we beg to differ. Names can have a significant impact on someone’s expectation and Read More »

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CFWA Writer in Residence Scheme Now Open for Applications

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. We are accepting applications from talented under-represented poets or fiction writers. The residency Read More »

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2018 Winners Announced at Showcase!

Our sell-out Showcase at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival on 26 October was bursting at the seams with talent. Spearheaded by our incredible host, Lemn Sissay, and guest writer, the awesome Kerry Hudson, it was an evening of laughter, tears and astonishing, thought-provoking literature. As one winner put it: ‘It was like being in a Read More »

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QnA with CFLA13 winner Jarred McGinnis

We’re delighted to report that CFLA13 winner Jarred McGinnis celebrates inclusion in a major short story anthology this autumn, alongside literary giants including Lionel Shriver, Will Self and Ben Okri. He agreed to let us pick his brains and is here to share some thoughts on writing, publishing and the CFLA. Can you cast your Read More »

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Exciting new voices write a diverse future: CFLA18 announces its 12 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered The Creative Future Literary Awards this year. We received almost 500 entries and the breadth and quality of the work was impressive. 6 poems and 6 short stories were chosen from a shortlist of 36 entries by a judging panel of literary industry professionals, including Lemn Sissay, Aki Schilz (The Literary Read More »

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On being nourished and other observations by CFLA18 WiR Sharon Duggal

Our Writer in Residence applications for 2019 are now open. Deadline 27 February 2019. For full info and to apply, click here.   In April 2018 I became the Writer in Residence (WiR) at Creative Future. The residency is based at Preston Park Recovery Centre (PPRC), a much-valued sanctuary full of creative opportunities for people Read More »

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A fantastic opportunity from Myriad Editions for Women Writers of African Heritage or Descent

FIRST DRAFTS COMPETITION 2018: ‘NEW DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA’ For this special edition of Myriad’s annual award to launch unpublished writers, Myriad are inviting submissions from Women Writers of African heritage or Descent. Deadline: Friday 6 July 2018 Longlist: Monday 3 September 2018 Shortlist: Monday 15 October 2018 Winner: November 2018 Myriad say: ‘In celebration of Myriad’s Read More »

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Meet Kerry Hudson – CFLA18’s guest author

We’re thrilled to announce that Kerry Hudson is this year’s Creative Future Literary Awards guest author and thought it high time we introduced her to you – if you’re not already familiar with Kerry’s work, in particular her trailblazing book Lowborn. Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Her first novel, TONY HOGAN BOUGHT ME AN ICE-CREAM FLOAT BEFORE Read More »

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