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The 2024 Writer's Award competition is now closed. We received 1,600 entries--a leap of 20% over last year!

The fifteen winners will be announced in September.

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 inclusive, diverse, representative and accessible to everyone.

What's Happening

Jul 15 2024

We are excited to welcome four new Trustees to Creative Future

Edward, Clarissa, Salma and Janet (left, top, bottom, right) Meet Salma Begum, Edward Ball, Janet Farr and Clarissa Angus who individually and collectively bring a wealth of amazing new skills and diverse experiences to the board. Nicole Finnan, Chair says ‘I am absolutely delighted to welcome Salma, Edward, Janet and Clarissa to the board. Our […]

Jun 17 2024

Why writing poetry sounds better in stereo: Leeds Writer In Residence Jem Henderson’s Reflections

Jem Henderson has been our 2024 Leeds Writer In Residence. Jem is a genderqueer poet from Leeds, and a 2021 Creative Future Writers’ Award winner. Their work focuses on the body, motherhood, food, queerness and on triumph over trauma, playing with both traditional forms and experimental poetry. an othered mother, their first pamphlet, is out […]

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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