Essential (ebook)


ESSENTIAL is an anthology of winning entries from the 2021 Creative Future Writers’ Award, the only national competition for all underrepresented writers—those whose voices are not heard in the mainstream due to health, mental health, ethnicity, disability, identity or social circumstance.

Here you’ll find powerful short stories and inspiring poems reflecting on the theme of ‘essential’—from talented new voices, as well as work by best-selling author Dorothy Koomson (The Ice Cream Girls), award-winning poet Joelle Taylor (Songs My Enemy Taught Me), and poet Sarala Estruch.

The winning writers are:
Farah Ahamed, Shazia Altaf, Lumière Chieh, Aischa Daughtery, Nanci Gilliver, Jem Henderson, Anna Himali Howard, Ulka Karandikar, Jess Murrain, Rhiya Pau, Steve Roberts, Amelia Zhou.


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