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The winners of our 2020 Writers’ Award competition

July 28, 2020

Grief, male sexuality, the plight of pets in Covid-stricken Wuhan, and Scottish teenagers’ love lives are amongst the themes of the twelve winning entries of the Creative Future Writers’ Award, announced Tuesday 28 July. Now in its seventh year, the prize celebrates exceptional writing from underrepresented writers, who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, […]

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The CFWA 2020 Shortlist

July 6, 2020

We’re pleased to announce the shortlist of the 2020 Writers’ Award. This year we had 1,400 entries from all over the country—our highest number ever. The judges were incredibly impressed by the standard of work. Thanks to all who submitted; we enjoyed reading your work. Congratulations to all the shortlisted below. We will announce the […]

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Creative Future joins The Hera Partnership – a new arts & health programme for Brighton & Hove

June 16, 2020

Brighton & Hove City Council have made a major funding award to a charity partnership that puts the arts at the heart of health. A three-year funding award of nearly £300,000 has been made by the Third Sector Commissioning team to support creative activities across the city for people living with complex or long-term health […]

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Online Writers’ Day 2020

April 20, 2020

The National Centre for Writing and Creative Future present the 2020 Online Writers’ Day: free short talks and Q&A sessions for underrepresented writers.  Find out how to start and advance yourself as a writer and what support is out there. The Writers’ Day is aimed at new/emerging writers who face barriers to opportunity, due to […]

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Announcing Our 2020 Writer In Residence

April 14, 2020

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Akila Richards as our 2020 Writer In Residence.  We received a record 54 applications this year of extremely high quality.  We’d like to thank all of those who applied and wish them luck with their work. Akila Richards is an accomplished writer, poet and spoken word artist. Her […]

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New Writing South Writers’ Day 2020

February 18, 2020

Come along to a relaxed, conference-style day of informative industry sessions for emerging writers, hosted by New Writing South. Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and one to ones with writers, agents, publishers and other experts – the perfect opportunity to ask your burning questions and grow your writing support network. Tickets are for the full day […]

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New workshops open for bookings

February 5, 2020

We have a whole host of brand new workshops in creative writing and visual arts, now open for bookings in 2020. As part of our Creative Future Writers’ Award we’re running workshops in various locations across the UK, including Norwich, Newcastle and our home town of Brighton. Come to as many as you wish – […]

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Creative Future Writers' Award writing competition 2020

Creative Future Writers’ Award competition open for entries

January 14, 2020

The Creative Future Writers’ Award FREE to enter annual writing competition opened on Monday 13 January. There are over £12,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. This year’s theme is Tomorrow and, as ever, we are looking for broad interpretations of the theme in all genres of short fiction and poetry. […]

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How peer coaching can help you

January 5, 2020

Are you a writer or an artist that sometimes struggles with self-belief? As in, “I love creating artwork/stories/paintings/photographs/novels but are they any good?” Or maybe you have a million ideas and you can’t decide which one to focus on? Or perhaps you’re facing the opposite dilemma; the blank page, the unmarked canvas; will you ever […]

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Applications open for our CFWA 2020 Writer in Residence scheme

December 19, 2019

The Creative Future Writers’ Award, New Writing South and Preston Park Recovery Centre are pleased to offer a unique development opportunity for a talented, emerging/mid-career underrepresented writer who is interested in working with vulnerable adults and/or in non-traditional spaces.  It offers time and space to write and support to develop your career. The 2020 Writer […]

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