The 2024 Writers’ Award is open for entries!


2024 Writers’ Award competition is officially open for entries! The Creative Future Writers’ Award is the only free to enter national competition for all underrepresented writers: those who face barriers due to mental health challenges, physical or learning disability, neurodiversity, survivors, and those from LGBTQIA+, working class and/or Black, Asian and global majority backgrounds.

The theme for this year’s award’s is ‘Reveal’. The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement. They’re looking for quality writing first and foremost.

This year they’ve expanded to fifteen winners who will share:

The judges are poet Wayne Holloway-Smith and writer, editor and publisher Nina Mingya Powles, alongside a panel of publishing industry experts.

You have until Sunday 19 May 2024, 11.59pm to submit your poetry (up to 50 lines), fiction or creative non-fiction (up to 2,000 words).

Before you apply, it’s really important that you check rules and that you’re eligible. They aim to make it as easy as possible to submit work, you can enter online, by email, or by post.

The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking for is by looking at previous winners’ work. You can do this by purchasing our previous anthologies here.

If you need some tips or advice on perfecting your craft, check out some of our handy resources here and you might find Pathway Guide for Writers helpful too.

Good luck! We look forward to reading your entries.


Deadline: Sunday 19 May 2024, 11.59pm

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