The 2024 competition is now closed. All entrants will be contacted by the end of September.

The theme for 2024 is ‘Reveal.’ The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement. Send us your best work!

You can submit ONE piece of writing, up to and not exceeding the word limits (not including the title, section/stanza breaks, or epigraphs):

  • Poetry: 50 lines
  • Fiction: 2,000 words
  • Creative Non-Fiction: 2,000 words

Please click here to read the full rules

The competition is only open to underrepresented writers in the UK who are over 18 years old. Please click here for the full eligibility criteria

Please ensure you read the rules and eligibility criteria before submitting.

The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking for is by purchasing a previous anthology here. For more about our new genre, creative non-fiction, please read our blog post here.

How to Enter

  • Online - We are using Zealous as an entry platform and cannot offer technical support. If you have problems making an online entry, please contact or e-mail [email protected]. You can also use one of the other methods of entry.
  • By e-mail - download an entry form and return it with your submission to [email protected].
  • By post - download an entry form and return it with your submission to:
    Creative Future Writers' Award
    Community Base
    113 Queens Road
    Brighton BN1 3XG

Postal entries must be received by Monday 20 May.

We cannot accept submissions without an entry form.

Download CFWA 2024 Entry Form

Download CFWA 2024 Large Print Entry Form

If you have any questions, get in touch on 01273 234780 (Tuesdays only) or [email protected].

We are a small part-time team and may not respond right away, but will do so as soon as we can.

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