Literature Works’ annual talent development programme, nurturing and connecting emerging writing talent from around the South West region

Word Space is delivered online, combining mentoring, workshops, regular sessions with industry professionals and an online space to support each other as a group of writers. 

An open submissions process runs throughout the months of December and January and the twelve-month programme begins in April.

Word Space aims to be inclusive and supportive of underrepresented voices. The programme fee is significantly subsidised by Literature Works, with concessions and a limited pot of further bursary support also available.  Word Space is a partnership with organisations who share our emphasis on inclusion and diversity.  They are Dialect Writers, providing opportunities to writers in rural/small town/remote areas; Out on the Page, nurturing and supporting LGBTQ+ writers; Little Toller Books, publishers and booksellers specialising in themes around rurality and nature writing; Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions, who specialise in presenting underrepresented voices and reaching diverse audiences; and The Writers’ Block in Cornwall; an innovative creative writing hub, based in Redruth.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Amazon UK Literary Partnership for Word Space.