This year’s theme is ‘Essential’. Your work should respond to the theme, implicitly or explicitly, but the team at Creative Futures is looking for quality writing first and foremost. The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement.

The best way to get a sense of what they’re looking for is by looking at previous winners’ work. Click here to find out more.

Submissions are open from Monday 1 March until Sunday 6 June at 11.59pm.

You can submit ONE piece of writing in one category (poetry or fiction) or ONE in each category (you’ll need to make two submissions on Zealous), up to and not exceeding the word limits per category:
* Poetry: maximum 42 lines
* Fiction: maximum 2,000 words

Further essential information, including full submission guidelines is available here.