Annual Creative Future Writers’ Awards 2021 open for entries from underrepresented writers

The UK’s only national competition for ALL underrepresented writers is now open and features over £10,000 in cash and writer development prizes.

The award is open to all writers whose stories are underrepresented in mainstream publishing including those with mental health issues, physical/learning disabilities, neurodiversity, Black writers, LGBTQIA+ writers, as well as writers from working class backgrounds.

2019 Gold Prose winner Iqbal Hussain says “There are so few competitions now that are free at the point of entry, I think just go for it – you’ve got nothing to lose!”

Writers can submit via the website, post, or in person.

The theme of the award this year is ‘ESSENTIAL’Poetry (up to 42 lines) and short fiction (up to 2,000 words) should be submitted before the deadline of 11.59pm on Sunday 6 June 2021.

More information including details of how to apply can be found at:



Application Deadline:
6 June 2021 12:00 am

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