creative future writers' award 2022 (3)

The 2022 Creative Future Writers’ Award competition is open

13 January 2022

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:

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).

You can enter online, by email, or by post. 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.

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.

Happy submitting! We look forward to reading your entries.

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