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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

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 in recovery from a range of mental health conditions. Writers in Residence have always been intriguing and mysterious to me; I have never 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FIRST DRAFTS COMPETITION 2018: ‘NEW DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA’ For this special edition of Myriad’s annual award to launch unpublished writers, Myriad are inviting submissions from Women Writers of African heritage or Descent.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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Murdering puppies and other tips: an interview with CFLA17 Silver Poetry winner, Elleni Harpa

Welcome, Elleni, and thanks for taking part in our interview series. Q1: Can you tell us a little about your experience as a writer to date? In summer 2017 I graduated from Lancaster University with a First Class BA(Hons) in English Literature with Creative Writing. This involved submitting creative work every week for peer workshopping Read More »

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Trusting your voice and beyond: an interview with CFLA17 Platinum Poetry winner, Romalyn Ante

Before we pass you over to Romalyn, it’s worth mentioning that since she completed this interview, her debut pamphlet, Rice & Rain, has been shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards. Congratulations!  Q1: Can you tell us a little about your experience as a writer to date? My debut poetry pamphlet is Rice & Rain (V. Press, Read More »

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On dreaming… CFLA 17 Platinum Prose Winner Pauline Walker speaks

This is the first in a series of interviews with the CFLA 2017 award winners. Today, we begin with Pauline Walker who won the Platinum prize for her atmospheric flash fiction piece, The Wait. Pauline offers some sage advice and lets us in on what she’s been up to since walking away with the prize. Read More »

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Looking for inspiration for the Creative Future Literary Awards? Here are a few ideas on this year’s theme – ‘Chemistry’

Our theme emerged from the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein. It is the story of a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unusual experiment. Chemistry is the study of the composition, behaviour and properties of matter, and of the elements of the earth and its Read More »

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