We’re excited to announce the 2022 Writers’ Award competition is officially OPEN for entries from underrepresented writers!
This year’s theme is How It Started. Your work should respond to the theme, implicitly or explicitly, but we’re looking for quality writing first and foremost. The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement. Send us your best work!
Twelve poets and fiction writers will receive:
- over £10,000 in cash/development prizes
- be published in our anthology and e-book
- read at our high-profile awards ceremony
- receive ongoing development support from Creative Future
Our 2022 judges are the award-winning author of fifteen novels, Dorothy Koomson; award-winning poet, playwright, author, and editor Joelle Taylor; Aki Schilz of The Literary Consultancy; Sarala Estruch of Poetry School.
You have until Sunday 22 May 2022 to enter your poetry (up to 50 lines) or short fiction (up to 2000 words).
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.
Happy submitting! We look forward to reading your entries.