The Creative Future Writers’ Award is the UK’s only national writing competition and development programme for under-represented writers. They showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance.

£12,000 in prizes will be awarded, including cash and professional writing development opportunities, publication in an anthology, and a high profile awards ceremony at the Southbank Centre in London as part of London Literature Festival (TBC).

2020 judges are Kerry Hudson, Anthony Anaxagorou, Aki Schilz of The Literary Consultancy, Sarala Estruch of The Poetry School and the CFWA 2020 Writer in Residence (TBA).

This year’s theme is ‘Tomorrow’.  Submissions are open for:

  • Poetry (up to 42 lines)
  • Short fiction (up to 2,000 words)

Deadline: 31st May 2020, 11:59 pm

More information & how to enter can be found on the Creative Futures website.