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CFLA SHowcase 2017

Videos of the Award-Winning Entries at the 2017 Showcase Event

Each year we celebrate talented writers in the UK whose opportunities have been limited due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstances. In October 2017, the top twelve finalists for the 2017 Creative Future Literary Awards read their work alongside international best-selling author Kit De Waal, and poet & playwright, Sabrina Mahfouz at the iconic Read More »

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Writer In Residence opportunity with Creative Future

CFLA Writer in Residence Scheme Now Open for Applications

The Creative Future Literary Awards & New Writing South are accepting applications for a unique development opportunity for a talented under-represented poet or fiction writer. The six month paid residency at Preston Park Recovery Centre in Brighton offers time and space to write, the chance to work with vulnerable adults and support to develop your Read More »

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CFLA SHowcase 2017

Kit De Waal On Diversity in Literature

“Take the pen, no one is going to give it to you. The Creative Future Literary Awards celebrates everyone who does that.” Kit De Waal Here’s the video of Kit De Waal’s inspiring speech on diversity in Literature at our 2017 awards ceremony View all our award winner videos here You can also see our Read More »

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Lemn Sissay - CFLA judge

What the CFLA judges are looking for

The Creative Future Literary Awards are now open for submissions on the theme of ‘Important Nothings’. With twelve writer development prizes totalling £10,000+ up for grabs, we checked in with some of our VIP Judges to see what they think makes a winning short story or poem. (more…)

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Creative Future Literary Awards

Creative Future Literary Awards