Creative Future Literary Awards 2017

Creative Future Literary Awards 2017

The Creative Future Literary Awards are a United Kingdom-based national writing competition and high profile awards ceremony for under-represented writers. They showcase talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstance.




26 Jun 2017


There are twelve prizes up for grabs – half are for short fiction, the other half for poetry.

Joint prizes
All winners will be published in the award anthology alongside the patron Lemn Sissay and guest writer Kit de Waal. The anthology will be produced by Just Content & Kingston University Press and distributed by the latter. Award winners will be invited to read their work at the high profile showcase event alongside host Lemn Sissay and the guest writer. All award winners will receive on-going support, advice and signposting from Creative Future.

Individual prizes
Two prizes will be given at each level – one for poetry and one for prose. In addition to the joint prizes listed above, award winners at each level will receive:

- £200 Cash Prize
- A Chapter and Verse mentorship with a published author or professional editor and a manuscript assessment via The Literary Consultancy, plus the chance to attend a TLC Industry Day
- A ‘meet the professional’ consultation with Tom Chivers, Director of Penned in the Margins (poetry) or Candida Lacey, Director of Myriad Editions (prose)

- £150 Cash Prize
- Prose prize: An online writing course of your choice from Penguin Random House Writers’ Academy
- Poetry prize: An online writing course of your choice, plus a 1-2-1 tutorial from The Poetry School
- A manuscript assessment via The Literary Consultancy

- £100 Cash Prize
- £100 of vouchers for courses with your local writing development agency or other literature organisation

- £50 Cash Prize
- A voucher for a course with Creative Future

Highly Commended
- A voucher for a workshop with Creative Future

- A voucher for a workshop with Creative Future

Award winners outside of the region may need to conduct meetings or mentoring via phone, email, or Skype. Award winners outside of the regions at the Bronze, Highly Commended, and Commended level may exchange their voucher for a one-to-one coaching session with Creative Future via Skype or phone.


United Kingdom

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).


Credit: Creative Future Literary Awards 2017 

Date Added: 29 Apr 2017


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