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Creative Future Writers' Award writing competition 2020

Our 2020 annual creative writing competition is open!

This year's theme is Tomorrow.  You can submit ONE piece of writing in one category (poetry or fiction) or ONE in each category. Open to under-represented writers in the UK only. Submissions close 31 May 2020.

Could you be our next Writer in Residence?

Applications are open for our CFWA 2020 Writer in Residence scheme, a development opportunity for a talented, emerging/mid-career under-represented writer. Apply by Sunday 23 February 2020.

Spotlight Books are here!

Our collaboration with New Writing South and Myriad Editions to discover, guide and support writers who are under-represented in publishing. The Spotlight Books series features books by six under-represented women.  On sale now.

Our latest interview with author Kerry Hudson

We explore the topic of class, and how many writers see it as an obstacle to participation in the publishing industry. Kerry Hudson explains why she champions the work of Creative Future 'because it’s not about tokenism, it's about the real breadth and quality of the work.'

Reflections on our Writers' Day

This year we held our first ever Writers' Day event at Southbank as part of London Literature Festival. We'll be releasing our highlights video shortly, but in the meantime you can read our reflections on the day and take a look at some of our photos.

Expose your Humanity by Mahusuda Snaith

We were incredibly moved and inspired by our guest author's speech 'Expose your Humanity' at this year's Writers' Award showcase event. We published the full speech on our website.

We sell limited edition prints

We showcase artists of great talent who are typically under-represented in the mainstream art world. We sell high quality limited edition prints through our online shop.

Making the arts more diverse

We are an arts organisation supporting some of the UK's most talented under-represented artists. Our mission is to make the arts more diverse and representative of the world we live in.

For Writers

We bring talented under-represented writers from the margins to the mainstream. We offer skills training, workshops, professional development and publishing opportunities.

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For Artists

We want to see more under-represented visual artists given the opportunity to promote, exhibit and sell their work.

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Creative Future Writers' Award writing competition 2020

Creative Future Writers’ Award competition open for entries

The Creative Future Writers' Award FREE to enter annual writing competition opened on Monday 13 January. There are over £10,000 worth of cash and writer ...
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Applications open for our CFWA 2020 Writer in Residence scheme

The Creative Future Writers’ Award, New Writing South and Preston Park Recovery Centre are pleased to offer a unique development opportunity for a talented, emerging/mid-career ...
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Creative Future Writers’ Award

A writing development programme and competition showcasing the work of under-represented 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 under-represented 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.

We sell limited edition art prints

We sell high quality limited edition art prints by emerging artists through our curated retail website. Featuring a wide variety of styles and mediums, all our artists experience barriers in accessing the mainstream art world due to mental health issues, disability, health, identity or other social circumstance.

By purchasing limited edition art prints through Creative Future you will get great art, invest in an artist who faces many personal challenges and support our work, enabling us to have a positive impact on more artists for years to come.

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