Creative Futures 2019 - Day 1 (86 of 167)

Since its inception in 2013 CFWA stays in regular contact with all 96 award winners – creating supportive, nurturing relationships that enable underrepresented writers to thrive, build on the confidence garnered as a result of their award, and develop their careers. Previous winners have gone on to secure publication and win notable competitions. This has included in just the past year alone:

Past Winners

  • Jarred McGinnis (2013) had his memoir published by Canongate in 2021.
  • Cathy Bryant (2013) had her third collection published by Arachne Press
  • Des Mannay (2015) had his first collection published by Waterloo Press
  • Peter Jordan (2016) was published in the anthology A Wild and Precious Life (Unbound, 2021)
  • Romalyn Ante (2016 & 2017) had her debut collection published by Chatto & Windus. It was a National Poetry Day recommended read and Observer Poetry Book of the Month. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Jhalak Prize.
  • Maeve Clarke (2016) is part of the creative team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Day Mattar (2017) had his debut pamphlet published by Broken Sleep
  • Megan Holland (2017) won 2nd prize in the Hinterland Prize
  • Yvonne Reddick (2018) was published in the New Statesman
  • Jade Cuttle (2018) was a judge for the 2021 Gingko Prize and won the Northern Debut for Poetry in the New Writing North 2021 Northern Writers Awards
  • Natalie Linh Bolderston (2018)won 3rd place in the 2020 National Poetry Competition, and won the 2020 Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award for her collection.
  • Kirsty Capes (2018) had her debut book published by Orion
  • Lisette Auton (2018) has a debut middle-grade novel forthcoming from Puffin in 2022, with a second book to follow in 2023
  • Anita Goveas (2018) had her first flash fiction collection published by Reflex Press
  • Alice Hiller (2018) had her first collection published by Pavilion
  • Sadie Nott (2018) was shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize and Reflex Fiction longlist
  • Susan Downer (2019) was shortlisted for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize
  • Iqbal Hussain (2019) was published in the Guardian, awarded an Arts Council DYCP grant, shortlisted for the Retreat West/Galley Beggar First Chapter competition, and selected for Mainstream (Inkandescent), an anthology of 30 under-represented writers including Kit de Waal and Kerry Hudson
  • Natalia Theodoridou (2019) was shortlisted for the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize
  • Michelle Perkins (2019) was awarded the inaugural Laura Kinsella Fellowship by the National Centre for Writing
  • Kitty Donnelly (2019) published her first collection with Indigo Dreams, and was selected by Carol Ann Duffy for a poetry project responding to the pandemic.
  • Alex Mazey (2019) has had two essay collections published by Broken Sleep Books
  • Laura Leung-how (2020) won a Spread The Word London Writers’ Award
  • Helen Bowell (2020) was Poetry Business Digital Poet in Residence
  • Shazia Altaf & Farah Ahmed (2021) were longlisted for the Primadonna Prize

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