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Time's Running Out to Enter the Writers’ Award!

The theme this year is Reveal and you can submit poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

It’s free to enter and 15 winners will receive £23k worth of prizes. The deadline for entries is 19 May 2024.

Announcing our 2024 Writers In Residence

Our 2024 Writers In Residence are Natalie Linh Bolderston (Stoke on Trent)Jem Henderson (Leeds), and Tom Newlands (London).

Writing Groups

New Online Writing Workshops

Our popular online workshops for writers in any genre at any level return...places are going fast, so don't miss out!

Our Vision

A world where the arts are diverse, representative and accessible to everyone.

What's Happening

Apr 30 2024

We’re Hiring: Communications and Projects Manager

We have an exciting opportunity to join Creative Future as our new Communications & Projects Manager.

Mar 28 2024

Announcing our 2024 Leeds Writer In Residence

Jem Henderson will be our 2024 Leeds Writer In Residence. Jem is a genderqueer poet from Leeds, and a 2021 Creative Future Writers' Award winner.

Creative Future Writers’ Award

A writing development programme and competition showcasing the work of underrepresented writers

Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Writers’ Award is an annual development  programme for talented writers from a wealth of backgrounds. It includes the UK’s only national writing competition for all underrepresented writers, alongside a series of workshops in hubs throughout the UK.

With the support of our leading literary partners,  winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and are given the opportunity to develop their work through training, mentoring, assessment and coaching.

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