Call for submissions: New Narratives for the North East Commissions Programme


18 December 2019
New Writing North is inviting applications from writers in the North to create new works

The ambitious new project is looking for original creative writing that tells fresh stories exploring the heritage and future of the North East and celebrating its regional distinctiveness.

Voices less represented in the region are particularly welcomed: BAME, LGBTQ+, working class, disabled and female.

At least twelve new pieces of work will be commissioned, with a fee of £2,000 for each commissioned writer.

The commissioned work will be in forms that work on a page and can be published as a book: fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, essays, journalism and work made digitally. Works may be of varying lengths but it is not expected that they will be longer than 3,000 words. The work will respond to Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley.

To apply, send a 750-word statement of the new work you'd like to do, a 500-word summary of why you'd like to tell this story now, a 250-word author biography and a sample of writing no longer than 1,000 words.

The closing date is 20 January.

For full details see the website.

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