Share Your Thoughts in our 2024 Writers’ Survey

Our 2024 Writers’ Survey will help measure the quality of our work and who we reach.

We want to hear your feedback on our services and help us to shape future support.

Our Writers’ Award for Underrepresented Writers is Open for Entries!

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 London Writer In Residence

Tom Newlands will be our 2024 London Writer In Residence. Tom’s residency is in partnership and hosted by Bethlem Gallery

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.

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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.
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Feb 6 2024

Announcing our 2024 Stoke-on-Trent Writer In Residence, Natalie Linh Bolderston

Natalie Linh Bolderston will be our Stoke-on-Trent Writer in Residence. Natalie is a Vietnamese-Chinese-British poet who has won the Eric Gregory Award and co-won the Rebecca Swift Women Poets’ Prize. Her poem ‘Middle Name with Diacritics’ came third in the 2019 National Poetry Competition and was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. […]

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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