Eligibility

The Creative Future Writers' Award is open to writers who are underrepresented. This includes people who feel their opportunities are limited as a result of:

  • mental health issues
  • Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other ethnic minority backgrounds
  • LGBTQAI+
  • physical disability
  • long-term limiting illness
  • sensory impairment
  • learning disability/ADHD/dyslexia/dyspraxia
  • neurodivergent/ASD
  • working class background
  • substance misuse issue
  • survivors

Please choose any and all categories which apply to you when entering. We ask that you self-identify under the above categories and do not ask that you prove your eligibility.

We champion people who are underrepresented in a range of ways, on the assumption that people will use their judgement about the barriers and issues they have faced. We have never been in a position of turning someone away as ‘not underrepresented enough.’

Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.

Please also note that the competition is only open to UK citizens and residents:

  • I am a UK citizen living abroad – ELIGIBLE
  • I am a non-UK citizen living in the UK – ELIGIBLE
  • I am not a UK citizen nor living in the UK – INELIGIBLE

If you have any questions or concerns about whether you are eligible, feel free to give us a call on 01273 234 780 or by emailing [email protected]

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