Creative Future Writers’ Award 2024 - Square

Our Annual Writers’ Award is open for entries!

31 January 2024

We’re excited to announce our 2024 Writers’ Award Competition is officially open for entries!

The Creative Future Writers’ Award is the only free to enter national competition for all underrepresented writers: those who face barriers due to mental health challenges, physical or learning disability, neurodiversity, survivors, and those from LGBTQIA+, working class and/or Black, Asian and global majority backgrounds.

The theme for this year’s award’s is ‘Reveal’. The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement, we’re looking for quality writing first and foremost. The competition is open for poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

This year we’ve expanded to fifteen winners (5 winners in each category) who will share:

Our 2024 judges are British poet Wayne Holloway-Smith and writer, editor and publisher Nina Mingya Powles, alongside a panel of publishing industry experts.

You have until Sunday 19 May 2024, 11.59pm to submit your poetry (up to 50 lines), fiction or creative non-fiction pieces (up to 2000 words).

Before you apply, it’s really important that you check our rules and that you’re eligible. We aim to make it as easy as possible to submit work, you can enter online, by email, or by post.The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking for is by looking at previous winners’ work. You can do this by purchasing our previous anthologies here.

If you need some tips or advice on perfecting your craft, check out some of our handy resources here and you might find our Pathway Guide for Writers helpful too.

Good luck! We look forward to reading your entries.

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