28 January 2022
The theme of this year's contest for under-represented writers is 'How It Started'
The Creative Future Awards are for under-represented writers in the UK and include categories for poetry (up to 50 lines) and prose (up to 2,000 words). All entries must be on the 'How It Started' theme.
To be eligible to enter, writers must be under-represented, ie who feel their opportunites are limited for reasons including: mental health issues; LGBTQIA+; physical disability; long-term limiting illness; sensory impairment; learning disability/ADHD/dyslexia/dyspraxia; neurodivergent/ASD; working class background; substance misuse issue; survivors.
In both categories the total prizes are worth more than £10,000 and consist of cash and writer development opportunities including mentoring, online courses, manuscript assessment and critiques. All winners will be published in an anthology edited by judges Dorothy Koomson and Joelle Taylor.
Entry is free.
The closing date is 22 May.
For full details see the website.